The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 108 Registration: X598 DJM Chassis No.: WBSDE92010BJ11397 Estimate: £20,000 - £25,000 Specialist: Rob Hubbard Telephone No: 07775 511825 Lot 611 2001 BMW M5 (E39) Saloon BMW’s fourth generation 5-Series, codenamed the E39, was launched in 1999 as a largely fresh design and was the first to feature a V8 engine. The 394bhp, S62 V8 was mated to a Getrag Type-D, 6-speed manual transmission and the suspension shared its basic MacPherson strut/multi-link design with the V8-engined E39 5-Series, however several changes were made including reduced ride height, specific shock valving, thicker front and rear anti-roll bars, polyurethane auxiliary springs, and steel ball joints. Steering was by recirculating ball and was aided by Servotronic vehicle-speed-sensitive power assist, which provides two levels of resistance controlled via a console-mounted Sport button. The Sport button also adjusted the electronic throttle butterflies for more sensitive response. Anti-lock brakes, EML (fly-by-wire) throttle control and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) were standard. Offered here is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive 2001 M5 post-facelift car with the corona ring headlights, updated rear lights and front parking sensors. The car presents beautifully with near flawless bodywork in Le Mans Blue, a particularly attractive hue. The E39 cabin has always been regarded as combining form and function really well and, in this case, enhanced by black leather. It was fitted from new with a sunroof and a Motorola mobile phone (still in the car) and has been fitted with a stainless steel exhaust silencer and pipes. The alloy wheels were refurbished last year, along with headlight lens treatment. The odometer indicates 94,000 miles which is supported by a full service history, and the car has recently been serviced and fitted with a new battery. In period, the E39 M5 was considered ‘the business’ and they continue to strengthen in the market, an appreciating modern classic. Often regarded as the best of all the M5s, the E39 V8-powered super saloon has rightly achieved cult status - this well-maintained example finished in Le Mans Blue is worthy of inspection. More Details Lot 611 Bid On Lot 611