I have taken the plunge and decided to treat myself for my impending 40th birthday, and have gone and bought a 1999 E39 M5!!
Its done 128K miles, runs like a dream and has full service history and a pile of receipts for work done..
Its Silverstone Blue, very tidy after having the paintwork restored and the wheels refurbished...
Will no doubt have millions of questions regarding what to change and upgrade.. Am already looking at replacing the standard nav unit as its the old CD based system and doesnt even work in Jersey..
Really tempted to get one of the 7" touchscreen jobbies that has everything, but believe its a nightmare to do as all the connections are in the boot...