Want to see what a $2000 e39 looks like?

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  1. turbodan

    turbodan OT Supporter

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    Picked the car up mid-August, $2000 in cash. The guy overheated it on the highway, ran it until it shut down. It got overheated again at the dealer on a test drive when it blew the radiator neck off. Sat around for over a month before purchasing it crossed my mind:
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    Got a new motor for $1650 shipped, the new cooling system and various other install parts were another $1k, so all together its a $4600 car. I think I came out ahead.
     
  2. thefuckon

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    not really....that's about how much they're worth
     
  3. art_VW_shark

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    ! not bad
     
  4. turbodan

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    A guy I work with got 12.5 for his 02 525 with 70k, on trade in at the dealer.
     
  5. Gai

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    Looks good!
     
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    the color is the deal breaker
     
  7. Havsie

    Havsie When I die, bury me inside the Pepsi 1893 store OT Supporter

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    ballin on a budget
     
  8. turbodan

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    I know. I'm starting to like it though.
     
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  10. T0nyGTSt

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    color looks fine to me

    what is it? silver bronze?
     
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  12. HYEST

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    How many miles on the odometer?
     
  13. Pussysmith

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    12.5 for an 02 that is about to be 2 body styles old on trade-in!? What does that dealer plan on selling it for? Did this happen in like 05?
     
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    Its called "Old Man"
     
  15. deusexaethera

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    Who gives a fuck how old the body style is?
     
  16. onyourchin

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    that's awesome for 5k. fuck the haters
     
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    clean title? how many miles on the new motor? Its def a good deal. enjoy :)
     
  18. Mitchj

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    should have picked up a 5L v8
     
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    What engine did you get? Where did you get it for $1650 shipped? I'm looking at swaps for my E30 right now
     
  20. zaingadol

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    maybe you should have gotten a proper transmission to go with the engine...
     
  21. LA02MAX

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    That's an interesting garage... and it needs to be swept.

    Good deal on the E39, though. It pretty much has everything I wouldn't want (wheels, engine, transmission, colors, woodgrain) but for that money you can't argue.
     
  22. nainline6ftw

    nainline6ftw Winter is coming

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    Good deal, but why a new engine? It probably just blew the head gasket and at worst warped the head right? The m52 is pretty damn stout.
     
  23. turbodan

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    The 99 on cars got the M52TU, which is pretty much an M54. Double VANOS, aluminum block with iron sleeves. When they get real hot the sleeves creep down into the block and the head bolt threads strip out when you try to re-torque them. Of course a guy could always deck the block and head and helicoil every head bolt hole, but not when you can get an engine for $1300.

    92k.

    No, it was like June. They're asking 18k.

    Only for u...

    Picked up another M52TU on ebay. Some wrecking yard in texas.

    The plan was to install the iron block M52 I have sitting in the garage and turbocharge it. The car just seems to nice for that when I've got a perfectly good turbo e28 to abuse.

    My M52 is actually for sale. I'm looking for $800 plus shipping. I've got a sale pending, but its all yours if it falls through and if you're still interested now that its almost a month later.

    Just as soon as the auto takes a dump. Dont you worry about it...
     
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  24. nainline6ftw

    nainline6ftw Winter is coming

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    Hmm didn't know that. That's gay as hell :rofl:
     
  25. turbodan

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    You have to overheat them until they stall to fuck them up that bad, but people seem to do that a lot.
     

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