Originally Posted by Teh Prof
Why don't you make them all REALLY jealous and tell them how you got it...
Back in the Spring of 2002 when I had my E39 528i (which I loved), I got a call from my friend who was the head of service at my local BMW dealer that I had to come down right away. So, I ran over there and was told that an 82year old man had hit a 5 diamond slot machine jackpot in Vagas and that upon asking "how much he won" he was told he didn't win any money, he'd won "THAT!"
pointing to my car to be (which is why it had stock BMW Chrome wheels, an M package inside and most of the options. Since the old man had nothing to do with a shiny new Roadster, he shipped it back to NYC and traded it in to my dealer for a new sedan. There were 74 miles on the car AFTER my test drive and I was able to buy it "USED" with les than 100 miles on the car and they threw in an extra year and 15K miles on the warranty! I put down my deposit that day and picked her up within 2 weeks after unloading my E39
. I paid $10K under sticker!
I found the "Desert BMW of Las Vgas" paperwork and window sticker in the car - all was legit. I've had her ever since that day, 6/22/2002, the last production year of the Z3.
On another note, you are good to notice Prof's awesome E39, which, in similar ways to my car, as good as they look, they dfrive better (I can attest first hand to this on both cars!). And $hit they SHOULD, after each of us dropped over $20K in mods into them! Ahh but what terrific machines to have and enjoy for so very many years to come!
Mine is a TOTAL sleeper, with all the original markings that M3's can never understand how I am keeping up with them until and unless they actually speak to me or get close and hear what several M3 owners I've run with have called "the WHINE"....
Prof's has the Dinan badging, yet these silly kids still just won;t learn that those are not idle markings, and that depsite theuir shiny new twiun turbo six's in the 35's, they dealin' wit' teh Supercharged Dinan all around EIGHT in that thang baybee...Buh-bye!!!