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    RDH e39 wagon....that IS cool... !!

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    Hi,

    My Touring is one of just a handful in E39 production numbers terms! It's 'Police' specification ! This of course makes it rare and also, it was very base spec - no options, no goodies, no nice little bits whatsoever ! What id did come with was a bunch of 'Police' stuff, so bundles of all black wiring, dual/split charger batteries, clear anti smash film all round, 3 holes in my dashtop where a camera stand perhaps was located, 3 holes in the high gloss black gearlever trim piece, roof lining with a large flip down panel located further back to where a sunroof would have been, no SLS, and an ECU re-map. An enthusiast I'd often meet at local shows and meets worked in a Police preparation company and gave me and overview of what kind of things are done to BMW's when ordered from the factory as 'Police Spec' and some cars were fitted with upgraded suspension to cope with the extra weight of equipment carried along with aspects like flashing lights location depending if it was a full liveried car or a stealth unmarked one. I purchased it a few months after it's 3rd birthday in April'ish 2006 for very cheap, totally standard looking and various shades of white and swirl marked/hologrammed to absolute hell and back.. twice.

    Some pics of the wiring/batteries







    For some reason, the lower battery was a Mercedes branded one! I suspect having the spec to be able to provide X amount of time various electrical items could be powered when on Police Duty and/or providing enough current to start the car if it had been at an incident for X amount of time etc. I found extra all black wires in the little cutout I have in my roof liner near the rear roofd mounted speakers! Where I could I cut out and removed these wires once it was known they weren't connected to anything.

    I've changed lots on the car and it now looks like this;





    Just had a respray in brilliant white, a few modifications and there's more of those yet to come next up is a overhaul mechanically and maintenance wise, then another few more modifications !

    Cheers, Dennis!

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    Dennis, the resprayed looks great.
    I like the dual battery setup too, maybe not it's location, just the fact that you've 2 of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adm750 View Post
    RDH e39 wagon....that IS cool... !!

    Here's a toast to unique wagons....and man, I do miss it.....
    IMG_20160822_183859558_HDR.jpgIMG_20160822_183913252_HDR.jpgIMG_20160508_122132474_HDR.jpg
    Well, nows your chance to buy it back. It's for sale already, but not knowing what you sold it for, probably a good markup.

    https://redirect.viglink.com/?format...856263436.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagons ho View Post
    Well, nows your chance to buy it back. It's for sale already, but not knowing what you sold it for, probably a good markup.

    https://redirect.viglink.com/?format...856263436.html
    thanks wagnons ho !! maaaaan....I never saw that coming.... Well, I can't say that fully. I had my reservations about this happening but no sense crying over spilled milk...nothing I can do about it now.

    I'd loved to have asked $5k for that car and gotten anywhere close to that amount (especially compared to what I let it go for...). But I considered what folks like you, as (relatively...hahaha) upstanding members of this forum, have all offered as wisdom on pricing vs. condition and asked for what I felt was fair for the vehicle itself. It was hard, but I tried to disregard all of the unique bits that might have overshadowed it's true condition to an unsuspecting buyer....a rust-bitten e39 wagon. I don't feel that I could have asked $5k in good conscience...especially here. But that's just me... I might have been able to snooker a noob, but I just can't operate that way. I was in the Service end of the car business...not sales. You guys would have tossed me to the wolves if I'd have posted that up here at that price... and I wasn't willing to risk losing what little cred I might have with you guys...

    Bottom line is that I agreed to the sale so, rightfully, I can't really try to make what happens afterwards any of my concern. Would have been nice to have gotten the courtesy of first right of refusal though...

    If he gets that price, or close to that, then more power to him....he has more kids to feed than I. I don't have anything to drive mine around in anymore....haha...but again, that was my choice. I don't wish any ill-will on anyone, nor am I going to act sour about it. I guess I just understand better that I clearly have ZERO carrer in marketing....hahahaha.....

    GLWS jojo.....

    tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenVA View Post
    Nothing that a new body would't solve
    funny...my wife's been telling me that for years....
    Last edited by adm750; 04-04-2019 at 05:03 PM.
    "two wrongs don't make a right...only three lefts do...."
    '79 Euro 635csi - gone and regretting it...
    '89 gsxr-750 - former traffic knife
    '97 528i sedan - holding on strong...(just sold after 16 years of ownership - sad day)
    '03 Euro 525it - something about a famous dolphin.....

    '06 Mercury Grand Marquis (don't ask....it gets the job done....)
    '84 Specialized Allez - full Campagnolo Super Record
    '99-ish Cannondale CAAD4
    "Stinky" - Kona Stinky Five
    '86 528e
    2008 E70 X5 3.0


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    Quote Originally Posted by doabarrelroll View Post
    Give me a few days and I can sum up the 525iT's.
    At risk of digging up an old thread, did you ever get the 525iT info?
    Last edited by Aubergine; 10-03-2019 at 02:44 PM.
    Wade
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 Speed, Aubergine
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 speed, Aspen Silver


    Caretaker:
    E39 2001 525iT 5 Speed, Electric Red
    E39 2000 528iAT, Alpine White
    E39 1997 528i 5 Speed, Canyon Red

    Past:
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 Speed, Aubergine
    E30 - 1987 325e 5 Speed, Zinno Red
    E46 - 1999 328i 5 Speed, Black
    E36/7 - 1996 Z3 1.9 5 Speed, Arctic Silver
    E36 - 1997 328i 5 Speed, Calypso Red
    E39 - 1998 528i 5 Speed Sport Package, Jet Black
    E32 - 1993 740iA Cashmere Beige
    E91 - 2007 328xiT Jet Black

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    '99 orient blue (55) 528iT, with manual transmission, sliding cargo floor (7) and comfort seat with memory (1).

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    Those numbers seem odd to me. Two anthracite Canadian wagons but only one with a metric speedo?

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    After months of passively researching my RHD 540it I came upon this. There appears to be only 58 ever RHD e39 540it registered in the UK, and recently they have begun to disappear off the roads. I am still trying to find out how many came as a slitktop (both in RHD and LHD variants), but I fear that is a couple of months more of google searches away. But as it was, from what I can tell, not an option and all of them had it, I think it is pretty cool mine doesn't (one less thing to go wrong on the car)

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    Was there ever any luck on the 525iT numbers? Asking for a friend



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    Keep bumping and maybe we will see the 525 numbers!
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    2003 525iT TiSilver
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    2004 325iTs (2x)
    1973 Pantera L
    1971 Dodge Dart Swinger "Lite Package"
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    1969 Road Runner 383
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    Dang, do I have the only sterling grey metallic w/ black leather, dove gray pillars and headliner and Schwarz high gloss trim in the US? M sport with a standard transmission too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTrashMan View Post
    Dang, do I have the only sterling grey metallic w/ black leather, dove gray pillars and headliner and Schwarz high gloss trim in the US? M sport with a standard transmission too.
    Gloss Shadlowline? I have never seen that on a US car pre-LCI. What are the last seven of your VIN?
    Wade
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 Speed, Aubergine
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 speed, Aspen Silver


    Caretaker:
    E39 2001 525iT 5 Speed, Electric Red
    E39 2000 528iAT, Alpine White
    E39 1997 528i 5 Speed, Canyon Red

    Past:
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 Speed, Aubergine
    E30 - 1987 325e 5 Speed, Zinno Red
    E46 - 1999 328i 5 Speed, Black
    E36/7 - 1996 Z3 1.9 5 Speed, Arctic Silver
    E36 - 1997 328i 5 Speed, Calypso Red
    E39 - 1998 528i 5 Speed Sport Package, Jet Black
    E32 - 1993 740iA Cashmere Beige
    E91 - 2007 328xiT Jet Black

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    You guys never factor in the fact that a lot of these cars at this age have had lots of upkeep and hop ups done to them by now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aubergine View Post
    Gloss Shadlowline? I have never seen that on a US car pre-LCI. What are the last seven of your VIN?
    It is a pre lci car, the interior has the high gloss black trim while the exterior trim is a matte black finish. Last 7 are BR95328.

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    Just ran my VIN and it turns out that my car has been repainted at some point, they did such a great job I didn't even notice. Og color was SCHWARZ 2 (668).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BimmrMeUpSnotty View Post
    You guys never factor in the fact that a lot of these cars at this age have had lots of upkeep and hop ups done to them by now?
    Wait, you mean I can change my car trim anytime I want and back again and the factory will not know? Who Knew, Right?!! (sarcasm)
    Current Garage Highlights
    2005 X5 4.8is Le Mans Met Blue
    2003 525iT TiSilver
    2002 M5 TiSilver
    1998 528i KASCHMIRBEIGE METALLIC (301) (Goldie)

    Former Garage Highlights
    2004 325iTs (2x)
    1973 Pantera L
    1971 Dodge Dart Swinger "Lite Package"
    1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack Alpine White
    1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack GoManGo Green
    1969 Road Runner 383
    1968 Barracuda Formula S 340 Sea Foam Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by BimmrMeUpSnotty View Post
    You guys never factor in the fact that a lot of these cars at this age have had lots of upkeep and hop ups done to them by now?
    That is almost assumed at this point. I take the build sheets with a grain of salt.
    Wade
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 Speed, Aubergine
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 speed, Aspen Silver


    Caretaker:
    E39 2001 525iT 5 Speed, Electric Red
    E39 2000 528iAT, Alpine White
    E39 1997 528i 5 Speed, Canyon Red

    Past:
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 Speed, Aubergine
    E30 - 1987 325e 5 Speed, Zinno Red
    E46 - 1999 328i 5 Speed, Black
    E36/7 - 1996 Z3 1.9 5 Speed, Arctic Silver
    E36 - 1997 328i 5 Speed, Calypso Red
    E39 - 1998 528i 5 Speed Sport Package, Jet Black
    E32 - 1993 740iA Cashmere Beige
    E91 - 2007 328xiT Jet Black

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    That’s what’s nice about the vin decoders, is we can look back to when the car rolled out of the Dingelberrygolfing plant and see what originally came with the car.
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    DingleBerry Plant!
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    2003 525iT TiSilver
    2002 M5 TiSilver
    1998 528i KASCHMIRBEIGE METALLIC (301) (Goldie)

    Former Garage Highlights
    2004 325iTs (2x)
    1973 Pantera L
    1971 Dodge Dart Swinger "Lite Package"
    1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack Alpine White
    1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack GoManGo Green
    1969 Road Runner 383
    1968 Barracuda Formula S 340 Sea Foam Green

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    Lol... yep! The Dingleberrygolfing plant.
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    WOW! Just purchased a 2002 540i in TOLEDOBLAU METALLIC. Only 31 made??? Is this USA or worldwide?

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    Quite sure his #'s are the US cars ( Maybe CAD as well ) - but not a worldwide #. By 2002, wagons were dying out. if you see the 99, 00, #'s there are a lot more sales. The X5 stole a lot of that ( even though it has less cargo space ).

    I have a 99 ( GN90428 ) 668 Black/Black/Sport with Comfort Seats ( now 740i Sport Contours ), Load Floor, etc.

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    so my '02 in Toledoblau (only 31 made) but has also FOTOFAHRZEUG and STEUERUNG VORSERIE as listed options, this list shows that only ONE was made. Really? I have THE only one? Does this add any real value to the car or is it just good Cars & Coffee talk? If this is truly a rare and "unique" car, this will go down as the best $1000 I ever spent!

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