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    Evening all!

    Currently anticipating the collection of a '97 E39 540i Auto on Wednesday. Not paying much for it and fully expecting a fair bit of wallet raping action but you only live once right . This will be my first foray into the world of RWD after several years of Peugeot and Volvo ownership, the latter frought with niggly issues. Fortunately my good friend TheEnd is something of a knowledgebase on the art of BMW so looking forward to cashing in on that, over and over again!

    Anyway that'll do for now - looking forward to becoming an active member of the forum. Pics to follow!
     
     

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    Hello and welcome to the forum, sounds like a nice car - don't forget to post the pictures up...
     
     

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    Hi Saturnuranus(sittingonyourarse ),Welcome to Bimmerforums.co.uk..................
     
     

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    Thanks for the words of encouragement. As for nice car, we shall have to wait and see, seeing as I have basically bought it blind, although I suppose I reserve the right to walk home if it turns out to be a shed! I restricted my budget, which may not have been the wisest move when shopping for a 540. It's not in my preferred colour (Montreal Blue) or even equipped with my ideal spec, but it's close and appears to be an honest example with reasonable mileage and good service history (including a recent 2K autobox rebuild).

    Pics as soon as it's washed and not a moment before
     
     

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    You going to take Enda with you? He knows his BM's as you say and he'll know if its a good one Awesome torque with the 540's
     
     

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    Welcome mate.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    You going to take Enda with you? He knows his BM's as you say and he'll know if its a good one Awesome torque with the 540's
    That was the plan, but it's looking likely I will be collecting the car from it's current home in N.I. so bringing along the scrutineer may not be practical. Fortunately I purchased with this in mind so even with the travelling costs it's still keenly priced. I guess a crash course in respectable 540s over a coffee one evening will have to suffice!
     
     

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    Wednesday pick up now?
    Still, the drive back will be alright, even if the ferry takes the piss.
     
     

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    Yea, Wednesday still, but me to pick up. The drive back from Liverpool will be taken care of in the blink of an eye I've no doubt in a motor like this. The 8hr ferry crossing, less so.
     
     

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