1997 BMW 540i 6-speed

The BMW E39 M5 is a decent performance bargain at the moment, offering big V8 power and grace for a fraction of what they cost when new. However, a good one will run you well into the $20,000 range, which, depending on your budget, can be considered less than a bargain depending on budget specifics. However, move down one notch in the E39 hierarchy from the M5 we featured yesterday and you’ll find this car: the 540i. While it’s 4.4 liter V8 produces less power than the M5, you still can have your fun with the 6-speed manual and enjoy a near similar V8 soundtrack from the exhaust. This 540i for sale in Florida has clocked just under 100,000 miles and has some M5 add ons that will have you doing a double take to figure out exactly what it is.

Year: 1997
Model: 540i
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 98,986 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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You are viewing a 1997 BMW 540i 6 speed manual transmission with only 98k miles!!

This is the real thing, my favorite vehicle in inventory, really. This is what I believe BMW is all about. Raw power no excuses, 4.4L 282 hp V8 engine with 325 torque attached to a 6 speed manual transmission. Perfect acceleration, handling, and all that in the comfort of a luxurious sedan. What else can you ask for? If you are a BMW E39 V8 fan, you probably know that they are getting harder and harder to find, especially in good condition.

What makes this vehicle rare, take a look at around 100 pictures and a virtual test drive at this listing. It is hard to believe, this 540i E39 is the best I have seen in years and it comes in 6 speed manual transmission.

1987 BMW M6

In the 1980s, if you had the means and wanted a bit of flash, there were some terrific icons of style to choose from. Mercedes-Benz had the R107 SL. Porsche had the 928. Audi had a slew of Quattro models following the Ur Quattro. And BMW had the 6 series coupe. Known affectionately as “the shark,” the E24 6 series had a lengthy run from the mid 1970s through 1989. A number of variants came and went, but the ultimate was this car, the M6. Packing a 256 bhp inline-6, the aggressive lines of this coupe were further enhanced with larger wheels, spoilers and in some areas, monochrome trim. This 1987 Cinnabar Red M6 for sale in Washington state has under 100,000 miles on the clock and is presented as original.

Year: 1987
Model: M6
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 96,695 mi
Price: Reserve auction


Uniquely rare and wonderfully “Original” you will find this M-6 Series BMW well documented and very honest with “ALL” Original Paint, Body, Interior, Power-Train and only 96k actual miles. A 1st generation specimen that is 1 of only 1,767 produced from 11/1986 thru 09/1988 exclusively for the North American/US market and 1 of only 5,855 produced “World-Wide” from 1983 thru 1989…

Presenting itself very well, factory original Cinnabar Red (#138) exterior and Natur Nappa (#0200) leather interior. Well documented with complete books, records and all related service documents, purchased/delivered brand new at Stewart BMW in Spokane, Washington on 8/12/1987. Resting in the hands of the 2nd owner for more than 22 years and purchased from his boss when it was only 4 years young. A true garage queen and part of the family that has been protected and meticulously pampered over the years…

In closing, if you have been looking for that just right “Ultimate Driving Machine”, you won’t want to miss this incredible beauty.

E30 Rarities: 1988 BMW 325i Touring and 1984 323i sedan

The E30 3 series is a favorite of everyone here at GCFSB as well as enthusiasts at large. Now that they are coming of age, one of the E30 forbidden fruits are starting to make their way over stateside in significant numbers: the Touring. This is a car that practically hatched a whole segment in Europe, the “lifestyle” vehicle. No longer would estate cars, or wagons as we know them, be considered frumpy or solely for the family man. A car like this 325i Touring for sale in Baltimore offered performance and handling on par with their sedan contemporaries while providing a bit more extra space for those long excursions or trips to the home goods store.

Year: 1988
Model: 325i Touring
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 103,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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Usually the E30 325 have a lot of miles, esp. station wagons, but this one is a real find, as it was in storage since Sep. 2, 1999. Shown on the title in the last picture. Mileage of 103k ( = some 165k km) is sound. First registration was Aug. 24, 1988, so it is ready to be imported as a classic into the US and registered as is, exempt of DOT and EPA.

The BMW was taken out of storage, timing belt and fluids were made new. Then we drove 500 miles across Germany with plenty of 325 fun and no issues. Shown in the last pictures are fresh german roadworthiness test, stating flawlessness for electrics, body and mechanics. Smog was checked, so engine also proves to runs fine.

Pictures tell the condition. There is little corrosion in doors and sunroof. Headliner comes off. Power lock doesn’t work. You need new tires soon.

1988 BMW M5

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The E28 M5 appreciation I speculated on last week appears to be spreading. Not too long ago, a good-condition, middling mileage 1988 M5 would go for low-to-mid teens; it now looks like they could soon cross the $20k threshold, a ceiling recently shattered by “average” E30 M3s. Personally, this is a nice reminder as my M5 comes up on some gut-wrenchingly expensive transmission work that these are special cars. Going into it, I mostly planned on it not depreciating any further, but appreciation is a nice thought. Today’s 155k-miler doesn’t have a lot of info in the add, but inside and out it shows signs of love and care. Does that make it worth a few tanks of gas shy of $20k? We shall see.

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Year: 1988
Model: M5
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 155,000 mi
Price: $19,500

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Black Exterior, Tan Interior
Strong Engine & Transmission
Original, Documented 155,000 Miles
Amazing Drive
Full Tune-Up Recently Done
Great Condition
Original Wheels Available
More Pictures Coming Soon!
Serious Buyers Only!

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The available BBS RCs are a popular choice, but I’d go with the originals. After hearing of many receiving engine rebuilds around 200k, I thought that was the rule of thumb, but I have recently learned that many go well beyond 300k miles. You can only really find out by trying though, which can be an expensive risk to take. Either way, this is a very pretty M5. If you’re interested in the howling S38 in a four door sleeper, it’s looking like the time to buy before they go up anymore. I’d offer $15k on this and go from there.


2000 BMW M5

The E39 M5. What’s not to love about this awesome sedan? I can think of few cars that tick all of the right boxes for me. It’s German, first and foremost. It’s got plenty of power in its reserves. It has a manual transmission. And it has an extra pair of doors and usable carrying capacity for the times when you suddenly need it. Make no mistake, now is the time to jump on one of these cars, as they are certain to start trending upward a bit in the price department. Let’s take a look at an M5 in a rare color combination for sale in California.

Year: 2000
Model: M5
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 48,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction


2000 BMW M5
48,000 miles
Gently driven, garage kept car
Rare leather dash

Hello and thanks for looking! Up for sale is a very nice E39 M5. This car has low original well kept miles. It’s always been garaged and well cared for, the only thing it needs is a new home. Very desirable color combo and very nice classic looking car! A true sleeper. A very fun toy, A BEAST!

The exterior looks stunning as pictured, paint it shiny and original, looks amazing in person. All original, couple very minor parking dings, very small, hard to notice. Rear bumper sensors, all original wheels, newer Michelin tires 90% all around. All lights and windows in great shape, HID headlights. Underbelly is clean, no damages and no rust on this car, front right side under the bumper, there’s a small plastic cover damaged from parking too close to a curb, new replacement is $65 at the dealer. I don’t have the time to look after this car, thats why im selling it.

Afternoon Accessories: Korman Schnitzer 2002 Widebody Kit


Some of the coolest 2002s were the Schnitzer wide body race cars run in the 1960s and 1970s. Schnitzer started as a small race team but ultimately won the German touring car championship in a 2002ti. The widebody 2002 has been the signature of Schnitzer and they look perfect hunkered down low over gold BBS magnesium wheels. If you’re looking to build a crazy 2002, look no further:


Year: 1962-1977
Model: 2002
Price: No Reserve Auction

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Hi I am selling a new Korman Fiberglass Schnitzer Widebody Kit. I never used it and it has never been molded to a car. All I did was clamp it up to see how it looked and it looked good.It is not bolt on product. You can find details at Korman Autoworks. This is a big package, 23x28x69 inches. Its a good deal, half price. I paid 800 for this kit. IF YOU WOULD LIKE IT SHIPPED YOU CAN ARRANGE SHIPPING.

With a few days to go, bidding is low on this new set of fiberglass flares. Anyone who has done any fiberglass work will tell you that buying the flares is just the tip of the iceberg, but none-the-less this is a neat setup for a cool ’02 build on a budget.


Bulgarian 1984 BMW 520i

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Editor Paul has recently returned from some time in Europe, and beyond his fantastic photos of forbidden fruit has brought back some entertaining ideas regarding importation. While importing a car from Bulgaria may sound like a sideplot in a Borat movie and/or Top Gear segment, there is no question that the Euro look is highly regarded and that E28 fanatics are ready to cough up plenty of money to buy imports or convert US-spec models. Even with shipping, this 520i would probably end up cheaper than converting a US car and would lend an extra dose of credence. You could sell it to someone who wants to restore and swap it, or you could do that yourself. Hard to say how you’d get a solid PPI by anyone who spoke English let along a real mechanic, but hey – small bumpers!

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Year: 1984
Model: 520i
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 169,000
Price: $3,500

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BMW E28 IN GOOD CONDITION. The car is located in Bulgaria, Europe! Clear documents, ready for export! Buyer is responsible for local pick up fees!

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He left out “spare wheel held in the trunk somehow with something!”

This would put my E28-purchasing story (flight to Tennessee and buying a yet-unseen-in-person E28 on the spot only to drive it back to Arizona and immediately 24 hours straight with my brother) to shame. I can already hear it: “I shipped this Euro straight from Bulgaria. Swapped the mechanicals of my big-bumpered 535i’s turbo’d M30 and some Alpina wheels on it.” So what if the tertiary logistics would end up making it a little more expensive in time, money, and confusion; importing is cool.

– NR

1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

Better, faster, lighter. From competitive running to software, this is a mantra many strive after. And so it goes with motorsport, as teams seeking to shave a few seconds off a lap time instantly consider what could be left out of the equation in the constant drive to add lightness. As the second generation M3 got into full swing, BMW introduced a harder edged version of the fast 3er, dubbed the M3 Lightweight. With under 100 sold in the US, these are not for the everyday club racer, as many of them have been stashed away before the miles piled on. This M3 Lightweight for sale in California is one such car, having survived four owners and zero track use.

Year: 1995
Model: M3 Lightweight
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 37,700 mi
Price: $54,990 Buy It Now

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1995 BMW E36 M3 Lightweight (LTW / CSL)
Stock #0505

VIN # WBSBF9322SEH07255
37,728 Miles
Alpine White on Motorsport Cloth Interior
5-speed Manual

California Car

Carfax Certified

Clean and Clear California Title

No Accidents/Original Paint

Not very often does a low-production, race-bred, collectible come along at an affordable price. With approximately 120 produced for the world and only 85 coming to the U.S., it is no wonder these cars are becoming so sought after.

History of the Lightweight:

The 1995 M3 Lightweight (BMW NA model code 9520) was produced between 8/95 through 10/95. A small quantity of these M3 LTWs were produced, aimed at the performance purist and/or active competitor. This street-legal model (as delivered to the dealership) eliminated several comfort and convenience items for weight reduction purposes, which were normally found on standard M3 models. The M3 lightweight came with several performance upgrades based on the European M3 GT homologation series for worldwide GT racing.

2001 BMW 740iL

While the Mercedes-Benz S class may be the standard bearer for German executive sedans, the BMW 7 series has always been the choice for the more sporting individual, even if the owner is spending most of his time in the back seat. In 2001, as the public learned of the radical design departure of the upcoming 2002 7 series, buyers started a rush to buy what would be the last of the conservatively styled 7 series sedans. It’s rare that a car nearing the end of the production cycle would see a spike in sales, but that’s exactly what happened in the case of the E38 7 series. This 740iL has the M sport package and has clocked just over 60,000 miles.

Year: 2001
Model: 740iL
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 61,991 mi
Price: $12,500 Buy It Now

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This is the nicest, lowest mileage E38 740IL you will find for sale in the Mid Atlantic Area. The car is currently located in Baltimore Maryland. I’m moving out of state and do not have space for this car at my new house.

-One Elderly owner since new
-Virtually spotless inside and out
-2001 is the last year of what most consider the best generation of 7 series.
-Brand new Michelin tires ($1200)
-Sport Package w/M Sport wheels
-Power rear shade
-Recently passed the Maryland State Inspection
-Meticulously maintained. BMW Dealer serviced. Everything is in perfect working order.
-Not a single pixel is out on the dash
-Non Smoker
-All Books/Manuals and original window sticker come with sale.
-Leather is soft and in perfect condition.
-No cracks to the dash or wood veneers
-Paint is in outstanding condition.
-Garage kept its entire life.
-No Accidents.

Afternoon Accessories: Alpina 38L E21/E30 Fuel Tank


You know what’s embarrassing when you’re considered a motoring enthusiast? Running out of gas. Like showing up to a marathon barefoot, nothing says poor planning like seeing someone walking the shoulder of the highway with an improvised gas container. However, not only is it in poor taste in Germany, it’s downright against the law to run out of gas on the Autobahn. Not to worry, BMW fans, because the folks at Alpina have a solution for you….or they did, many years ago. Here’s an Alpina additional fuel tank for sale on Ebay:


Year: 1975-1991
Model: E21, E30
Price: $300 Buy It Now

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For sale:

OEM ALPINA Extra Fuel Tank, it can hold 38 liters of fuels or 10 gallons.

TEILE NR: 1610118

For: BMW e21, e30 ( ALPINA C1 2.3 B6 2.8 3.5)

It is very rare product and hard to find it.

This item was never offered in USA. And in UE it was very hard to get it.

This is an original ALPINA product. -germany trade mark.

Good condition!

You are bidding all of the set, everything what is on photos.


Watch the pictures carefully. Pictures don’t lie – it shows the real picture of the item being sold.

This what you are watching and buy – you are going to have for yourself.

Shipping and costs:

Whole package is ready for shipment from Poland.

I will send item within maximum 3 days of receiving the money. It is usually the next day.

Shipping all over the world. Cost of shipping to USA, Canada etc. = 110$ U.S dollar

The parcel will be send by Polish Post (priority airmail). Parcel is Valuable with acknowledgment receipt.

Delivery is quite long – about 2-3 weeks. Take it into account, please.