Car enthusiasts have long regarded the BMW E39 M5 as the perfect sports sedan because of its “perfect balance between power and size.” Producing 400hp with a 7,000 RPM redline, the S62 5.0L V8 engine that propels it is reputedly the best V8 BMW ever made. This engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and a sport suspension provides a quick, nimble and exhilarating drive. Engaging the “Sport” mode heightens the exhilaration. Handling on mountain roads and open highway is legendary.
This fully optioned (including on-board computer, GPS Navigation and USB connector) car represents the first production model and is finished in the very rare Royal Red with black interior.
This is a three-owner car purchased new in Tucson, AZ. The second owner brought it to Prescott, AZ and kept it in a climate-controlled garage. I relocated it to the California Central Coast where nature meticulously regulates climate.
It has been driven a mere 42,605 miles and fits the oft-repeated descriptive “as new.”
I have all tools, books and records. The car meets strict California emissions standards. Personal inspections are welcome.
I am selling it to finance purchase of another collectible car.
Very-limited production planned for sports car that can handled a 427 big block
Race among three continuation cars would benefit charity while turning back the clock
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