In Reply to: 535i 5spd wood center console posted by Morel on July 30, 2001 at 21:18:30:
Yes. It would be cheaper. A friend bought the center console piece for his 1989 535 - it was something outrageous like $200-300. You might also get a quote from Bekkers. The fly parts in from Germany every week or two.
Refinishing definitely the way to go. They you can treat yourself to a great dinner out with the money saved or another bauble for the car...