There is something particularly appealing about a car that has been driven and still appears well cared for. Many of the cars we feature here at GCFSB are driver’s cars; sometimes they’re performance monsters, while others provide an elegant mix of refinement and sportiness. Regardless, these are cars we think most people would enjoy taking home and driving. With those points in mind, it’s always nice to come across cars for sale whose condition and mileage allow for a buyer to make a decision based strictly on the car and any potential driving pleasure rather than on market value and collector status. We enjoy pristine collector cars as much as anyone else, but passion is instilled by enjoying these cars on the road, not just through their appearance. This all brings me to the car featured here, a 2002 Imola Red BMW M5, located in Missouri. This M5 is no collector car. It’s a driver, yet still looks fantastic in its Imola Red paint. The e39 M5 is a car that begs to be driven and hopefully whomever becomes the new owner of this machine will do just that.
Engine: 4.9 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 136,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $15,500)
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 BMW M5 on eBay
Up for sale is my 2002 Imola Red M5. The car is in excellent shape, both mechanical and cosmetic. Recently has a new clutch, front end suspension, power steering lines, BRAND NEW REAR and FRONT bumpers. I just had the entire car detailed and it looks great. Tires are about 3/4 tread and the car drives like new down the highway. Everything works perfectly and there are zero warning lights or issues. Brand new catalytic converters and O2 sensors so that expense is done for 100K miles. Car is completely stock with the exception of Magnaflow aftermarket cats and it runs absolutely great. Zero issues at all. I just had all four wheels refinished to match OE color due to curb rash and chipping of the paint so they look brand new. I am buying to get a newer M5 because I absolutely love these beasts and I guarantee you will too. If you have never driven an M5 prepare to smile through each gear. Buyer responsible for shipping/pick-up. I can help with meeting a truck if required but I will not deliver.
The exterior of this M5 presents very well, and while the interior appears to have seen a bit of wear there is nothing too egregious to be seen here. Overall, we have an example of a legendary car in which any buyer should feel quite comfortable putting it through some hard miles. As with any car with a decent bit of mileage you’ll want to make sure it comes through with a good PPI. The Buy It Now is in reasonable territory for a M5 with this mileage and comes in at around half the price of a pristine e39. All things considered, an attractive car that looks attainable at an attractive price. There’s an awful lot to like here!