In Reply to: Re: 2000 M5 for sale or trade for M3 posted by Ces on February 01, 2001 at 00:33:54:
I have a Silverstone Exterior, Silverstone Sport Interior 2000 E39 M5 for sale or trade. I would be willing to entertain a trade for a well cared for E30 M3, E36 M3, or M coupe. I actually had such a deal set up, but the E30 M3 owner pulled out at the last minute as he was unable to come up with the difference in cash. I never intended to sell my car until this deal was presented to me and now it does not sound too bad. Well, about my car, it is purchased, not leased. The additions I have made to the car besides the 19" Racing Dynamics wheels and the Valentine One Radar Detector, are a new Racing Dynamics pedal set, including the dead pedal, Dual K&N filters, and a UUC short shifter. The car is in perfect condition with 8,000 miles. Remember, there is an additional warranty on the car for 7 years/100,000 miles, a $5,000 option, which has been prepaid. There are a few of the tiny rock chips on the hood from normal use, which are to be expected on these cars. If you choose to have the Racing Dynamic wheels/tires, which only have about 1,000 miles on the Michelin Pilot Sports, you will need to add an extra $2,500 to the cash price or I will keep the original wheel/tires and you can have the Racing Dynamics wheels for $1500 more. I also have the Valentine one radar detector hard wired into the car. It is mounted on the rear view mirror. This is seen in the next set of pictures. It is a $400 upgrade, and it was just purchased. If you don't want it now, but may want to add one in the future, I will leave the wiring intact so that you may just plug one in later. It is up to you. If you have any questions or would like photos, do not hesitate to contact me. If there are any other specific photos, you would like, let me know. Thanks for your time.
Here are the answers to the common questions that were asked on a previous post.
First, my wife just got a 2001 540i, which is a very similar car. Not as much power, but a very similar car. Also, I would like a car I could take on the track without worrying so much that I will ruin a $85,000 to $90,000 car somehow. I was set to make a trade plus cash with a gentleman in San Diego, who owns a 1990 M3 which had an E36 engine and transmission placed by Frank Fahey. Unfortunately the deal fell through. Honestly, prior to this offer falling into my lap, I would have never considered selling/trading my car, but when it did, it made me think. Since my wife now has a 2001 540i, do I really need a similar car? Her car is leased, and mine is purchased, so mine is easier to sell as it is more sought after. Just like the Hennarot being a rare color for the original M3, Silverstone, is a rare color for the E39 M5.
Now, for your second question, the car is in Las Vegas, NV.
Third question: The difference in price would all depend on the condition, modifications, service records etc... of the E30 M3, E36 M3 or M coupe.
If you are really interested, e-mail me privately ([email protected]) or view the interior and exterior pictures below. Thanks for your time. JOE