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BMW E34 540i Saloon - SOLD




39K Miles (!)

FSH - Last was Inspection II (plus brake fluid) with new brake discs and pads front and rear at 39681 (current mileage 39969)

Beginning in 1988 (hard to believe that's nearly a quarter of a century ago!) Bmw made over 1.3 Million (1,331,056) E34 5-Series.

It has been confirmed by the archivists at the BMW Museum in Munich that this particular car was the third from last ever built on the very last day of official production of the saloon model i.e 27th December 1995. (They have sketchy records of one further solitary car having been built after the New Year recess but were unclear what happened to that car.)

The E34 is widely regarded by many as the best 5-Series variant in terms of build quality. This car being one of the very, very last represents the pinnacle of this development.

The car has the 4.0L 286 bhp version of the M60 V8 engine but being a very late car is fitted with an Alusil engine block (NOT Nikasil). Additonally, it already comes fitted with the AGS Adaptive gearbox which then went into the subsequent E39 5-Series.

As a very late example it also comes with passenger airbag.

  • M-Tech Sports Suspension.
  • Electric Front Seats with driver's side memory
  • Factory detachable tow-bar (unused!)
  • 17" Factory Standard original alloy wheels with correct Michelin tyres all round.
  • Electric windows
  • Electric mirrors
  • Air-conditioning
  • Headlamp wash system
  • Big-board dash computer

    In pristine condition inside and out!

    Owned by me for three and a half years. I am now (sadly) offering this car for sale as part of a slow reduction of my car collection.

    I purchased the car in November 2008 from the late owner's family. It had been his pride and joy but due to a long illness had very low mileage. It had 39K miles on the clock when I bought still has just 39K miles now!

    Indeed, in the last 3 years it has covered only 280 miles in total!

    Having established that this was one of the very, very last made; and given its low mileage and its already super condition I decided it deserved the effort to make it the very best I possibly could.

    Although advertised by the previous owner as "immaculate" (and most would have agreed!) I decided it deserved to be totally scratch, stone-chip etc free and therefore had the whole car compeletely repainted ... it is perfect!

    The interior is completely unworn and essentially 'as new'.

    In the estimation of both my wife and a local BMW enthusiast friend probably the nicest car I have ever done!

    Despite its subtle and unassuming appearance this is (when required) a very fast and superb handling car.

    With 286 bhp and 400 NM of torque at 4500 rpm it is only 29 bhp down on the 3.6L E34 M5 (but with more torque) and a torque figure only matched by the 3.8L M5 variant. It does this without carrying the the infamous running costs of the M5. It's not an M5...but it's the closest there is with an automatic gearbox and reasonable running costs!

    I have fitted a 'period correct' Alpine Stereo Radio/Cassette Headunit plus boot mounted CD Changer (but also retained the original Sony Radio/Cassette). The car is otherwise as per factory.

    All tools, jacks, first-aid kit, glove-box torch, hand-books etc are present and correct.

    PLEASE NOTE: Please do not confuse this car in any shape or form with the now dwindling supply of 'bangers' on Ebay etc.

    This is a car for someone who wants to own and cherish what must be one of the very best E34s remaining in exsistence anywhere...and most definitely one of the very last made! It would be appropriate for the serious BMW enthusiast/collector to 'show'.

    Given its place as a piece of BMW history I will NOT sell it to anyone unless I am convinced it will be looked after and cherished as such! Deserves to be in a museum!


    The car will come complete with a fresh 12 months MOT and 6 months Road Tax at point of sale.

    Additionally, for posterity, it will come retaining registration number of "N1 RSP" which in itself has a significant value but I don't wish to separate the car from it.

    (P.S Just to preempt: Please, please do not contact me to tell me: " can buy one of these for 600 etc etc...." as frankly, I'm not interested. I already know you can buy an E34 for 600 because I sold the car in the following link for that sum last year:

    The two cars are not even remotely the same commodity!

    Genuine and serious enquiries via the contact form on the website only please.)

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