It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since the last of the E39 M5s rolled off the line. This executive express quickly became a vehicle of lore for many enthusiasts, myself included. It’s one of those cars that keeps making me work harder to hopefully pilot a machine like this on a regular basis. This M5 for sale in San Francisco is kitted out in Avus Blue with some interesting options. For the price of a new mid-sized sedan, you could opt for five liters of M goodness. Ah, if only someone gave me a limitless account by which to feed this thing fuel and keep it in tires…
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 49,900 mi
One of 29 Avus Blue Metallic (276) + Black Extended Nappa Heritage Leather (M3SW) E39 M5 examples built for the North American market. Of those cars, it is verified to be the lowest mileage remaining with just 49,9XX miles (29 VINs are: BZ94018, BZ94159, BZ94163, BZ94214, BZ94375, BZ94381, BZ94438, BZ94474, BZ94714, BZ94818, BZ94840, BZ94928, BZ94979, BZ95036, BZ95077, BZ95167, BZ95190, BZ95258, BZ95273, BZ95279, BZ95441, BZ95472, BZ95474, BZ95475, BZ95479, BZ95648, BZ95715, BZ95717, BZ95739). Also notable is that this M5 still retains the black M5 instrument dials.
This M5 was specially ordered through Brecht BMW in Escondido, California and maintained there with no unusual or major mechanical issues/ history. A comprehensive inspection was completed at Avus Autosport in Glendale, California by the Forman Technician and there were no unusual or major mechanical issues found. The car was then fully serviced by Sonnen BMW in San Rafael, California on July 22, 2012. It has no accident or paintwork history and includes full BMW service records, Homelink, Motorola/ BMW CPT 7000 mobile phone, Dinan exhaust and software, new Michelin Pilot Sport II tires, spare 8JX18 ET:20M Double Spoke 65 Chrome Shadow wheel, four keys, cargo-net, European Delivery Hazard Warning Triangle, new BMW Heyco tools, owner’s handbooks, BMW Navigation CD’s, original sales brochures. California Smog inspection completed on January 3, 2013 and registration valid through January 2014. The car is in outstanding condition and detailed only with Zymöl, Klasse, 3M and Leatherique care products and has been fully prepared for BMW CCA concours events.
More info and photos: http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=9801
Similar to Alpine White, Avus Blue is one of those colors that looks right on almost any BMW, particularly this M5. Like many M cars of the past, prices are creeping up on these cars, although not as fast as some particular models. About $20,000 will buy you an M5 in good fettle, so the sellers asking price isn’t terribly far off the mark, considering the uncommon color, full service records and the care the to which the vehicle has been treated.