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Lot 148: BMW 528i SE Auto Saloon

Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction, Silverstone Auctions (4 August 2013)

The BMW E39 5 series arrived to worldwide critical acclaim in 1996, the jewel in the crown was considered to be the 528i which, at the time of the launch, was considered to be the best all round luxury car money could buy. The ride was excellent and this was allied to seamless automatic transmissions, great steering and handling as well as sharp brakes that equalled the best car in its class bar none. The E39 was all new, with alloy suspension including a new multi-link rear end, alloy block M52 engines and CAN-bus electronics. Most E39s were SE spec with climate control air conditioning, front fog lights and alloy wheels, E39 production ended in 2003. superb example of BMWs E39 5 series that has led a very pampered life in the hands of its current owner, with a warranted mileage of just under 114000 miles it comes with a good service history, its provenance and history is substantial with 15 stamps in the service book which are from main dealers until 2006 when an independent specialist took over. We are informed by the vendor that in January of this year the car received an Inspection I service, a new water pump and coolant, fresh transmission oil, the rear suspension bushes were overhauled, the air conditioning was re-gassed, and all 5 alloys wheelswere refurbished. The car comes complete with all of the original BMW dealer handbooks and wallet, the original E39 sales brochure plus the original sales invoice from new showing an on the road price of 35995.93 The 2.8 petrol engine fires readily from cold with no blue smoke or nasty knocks or rattles, all the fluid levels are correct and fresh and all hoses are clean and supple. It drives both smoothly and swiftly with nicely weighted steering and firm brakes that track both straight and true. All the electrics and gauges work perfectly and when warm the temperature gauge sits on exactly half way and never moves. Externally the arctic silver bodywork is very straight, the gloss of its paintwork is deep and the shut lines and gaps are reassuringly symmetrical and narrow, likewise the interior is a superb place to be, the leather is clean and supple and the wood veneer retains a deep shine. Probably one of the nicest E39s on the market this car has wanted for nothing in terms of maintenance, sold with an MOT until May 2014, private number plate, and with no reserve this car offers incredible value for money.

Lot Details
Auction Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction
Silverstone Auctions, Oulton Park, Cheshire
TypeCar
Lot Number148
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1496
Year1998
Condition rating2
Registration numberJ600 SJR
Mileage-
Chassis numberWBADD620X0BV89047
Engine number21078841
Engine capacity (cc)2793
Engine - cylinders6
Number of doors