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1998 Bmw 540i E39 V8 on 2040-cars

Year:1998 Mileage:283000
Location:

Strafford, Missouri, United States

Strafford, Missouri, United States

1998 BMW 540i E39 model.  Car runs strong, but does have some issues, so listing with a low reserve (under KBB).  Issue is car is in "Trans Failsafe Prog", which causes car to take off in 3rd gear.  I haven't figured out what is causing it.  It could be a simple fix.  Prior owner said it started when they had battery and alternator issues.  The car does have a new battery and alternator.  Tires have good amount of tread but do have some light dry rotting from sitting.  Paint is ok, some clear coat peeling on the hood, and one spot on drivers door where it's been pushed in and back out.  Interior is ok as well, no rips or tears in the leather, some stains in carpet, headliner is good.  Car does smell like smoke.  All windows, locks, door handles and lights seem to work.  Has a factory 6 CD changer in the trunk as well as factory tool kit, original dealer window sticker and manuals.  

Car is located very close to I-44 about 15miles east of Springfield, MO.  Can be shipped at buyers arrangement and expense.  $500 deposit within 3 days of auction end, pickup and final payment must occur with in 30days or at least arrangements for pickup (somewhat flexible but I'm not keeping car for 6 months after auction).  

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