Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2000
  • Mileage 
    72 000 mi / 115 873 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WBSDE92050BJ10706
  • Engine number 
    60482176
  • Lot number 
    54940
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- First owned by the Scottish footballer Colin Hendry who kept it for eight years and two further keepers since migrating to Jersey

- 72,000 recorded miles with main dealer and local garage service history

- New clutch circa 10,000 miles ago, six-speed manual gearbox, Eisenmann sports exhaust (original system retained)

- Said to 'run and drive very well'

- No reserve but guide price: £6,000 - £10,000

Even by the superlative standards of the BMW M-cars that began with the M1 in 1978, the E39 M5 made from 1998 to 2003 is generally regarded as a standout model. Powered by a rev-hungry 4941cc S62 V8 engine (rated at 394bhp / 369lbft), the super saloon was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and 155mph (limited). RHD European-specification production amounted to just 2,595 cars. The very tidy 2000 model year example offered was first owned by the Scottish international footballer Colin Hendry. Remaining in his care for eight years, it has reportedly had two further keepers since migrating to Jersey. Finished in Carbon Black and trimmed in Tan hide, it comes with an extensive service history (main dealer and local garage) in support of the 72,000 indicated miles, and is considered by the vendor to have 'excellent' bodywork, 'very good' paintwork and interior trim, and 'good' engine and six-speed Getrag manual transmission. The clutch was renewed c.10,000 miles ago and this 'wolf in sheep's clothing' has quite the growl courtesy of an Eisenmann Sports Exhaust (though, the original system accompanies the car). By the time of the sale it will be NOVA Declared with all duties paid.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)