6-Speed Manual: 2000 BMW 540i E39

Remember when I said the other day that there is probably a perfect year for the modern (post 1979) car…a peak when cars made after that date are too electromortified and gizmodronic. The car I picked was an E39 BMW, but it had the small inline-6 and a slushbox…so let me try again. How about a big V8 mated to a 6-speed…still from Y2K. Find this 2000 BMW 540i E39 offered for $6,500 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.

From the seller;

2000 bmw 540i
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 200000
paint color: blue
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
For Sale is my beautiful 2000 E39 540i rare 6-speed manual M package in Anthracite Metallic. This is a 4 owner car and was purchased from a family friend/automotive enthusiast who owned the car since late 2013. I have owned the car for exactly a year now and am selling it because I need the garage space and have too many cars. The body of the car is currently at 200,070 miles while the engine has 154,950 miles. Engine was replaced at 122,120, another M62TUB44 out of a 7-series, and had a complete refresh (including timing chain guides/tensioners) before the swap. Included is a full binder of maintenance receipts dating back to 2004 as well as a complete Owners Manual. The car has been cared for by BMW enthusiasts since its birth.

Recent Repairs :

New OEM Ignition Coils
New NGK Spark Plugs
New AC Compressor
New Tie Rod Ends
New Expansion Tank w/ coolant level and temp sensors
New Continental Front Tires
New Front Windshield
New Cowl, Front and Rear Windshield gaskets
New Alternator
New Key Fob
New Shift Boot & Knob
New M-Style Beige Carpet Floor Mats

Basic Maintenance :

Oil Change w/ Liqui Moly 5w-40
Coolant Flush
Brake Fluid Flush
Cabin Air Filters

Alignment was done less than 100 miles ago, so the car runs and drives beautifully. The Car also comes with an OEM 16:9 screen and Mk4 Navigation System w/ US Nav Disc, which is the top of the line for these cars. The Car came stock with Xenon Headlights for great visibility at night as well as Optional Rear Sunshades (missing passenger rear small-shade). Upgraded to popular OEM Euro Spec Hella Tail lights. In the trunk of the car is also an OEM Nokia Subwoofer Box which adds a nice level of bass to the audio experience. Polish, Compound, And Sealant recently done which makes the paint really pop. For being over 20 years old and seeing 200k miles of road, it is in great overall condition. The Paint and Rims are original but need some love. Price is $6,500 firm and I will not accept any lowball offers. I will consider offers after meeting with a serious buyer in person. Perfect Car for any BMW or Automotive Enthusiast.

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