994 BMW 520i (2.0 straight 6 24v 150bhp) SE Auto Pickup Truck Conversion
FANTASTIC ADVERTISING TOOL!
WHEREVER IT GOES IT GETS NOTICED
PREPARE YOURSELF FOR LOOKS OF ADMIRATION, SHOCK, PHOTOS TAKEN WHEN DRIVING, PEOPLE WAVING YOU DOWN TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK ETC.
ITS BRILLIANT FUN AND VERY MUCH A 'MARMITE' VEHICLE!
WE BOUGHT THIS BACK IN 2014 WITH THE SOLE INTENTION OF USING IT AS AN ADVERTISING TOOL FOR OUR BMW SPECIALISTS AND IT HAS WORKED INCREDIBLY WELL FOR US. OUR STAFF WOULD DRIVE IT INTO OUR LOCAL TOWN, PARK IT IN CAR PARKS ETC. AND IT WOULD GET US A LOT OF LOCAL BUSINESS WHEN WE OPENED OUR NEW SITE. WE ALSO USED TO ATTACH A BILLBOARD TO THE FLAT BACK WITH REGULAR OFFERS/PROMOTIONS.
DUE TO OUR NOW EXTREMELY BUSY WORK LOAD, WE SIMPLY DO NOT REQUIRE IT ANYMORE. THEREFORE, WE HAVE DECIDED THAT REGRETFULLY ITS TIME TO FIND IT A NEW HOME!
WE HAVE VISITED NUMEROUS BMW CAR SHOWS IN THIS TOO AND ARE MEMBERS OF E34 5 SERIES CLUBS ON FACEBOOK ETC. AGAIN, ALWAYS GETTING ATTENTION AND PHOTOS
WE CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW MUCH ATTENTION THIS VEHICLE GETS!
IT IS A REAL HEAD-TURNER AND GREAT CONVERSATION STARTER
When we purchased we were informed that the conversion work had been completed approximately 2 years beforehand. It started its life as a Green BMW 520i SE Auto 4dr.
Cosmetically it has signs of age, some cracking to lacquer in places and some minor surface corrosion to areas like the lift up boot lid.
We did not carry out any of the conversion work so therefore cannot tell you specifically what or how it was done. It has however been completed very creatively! The boot panel opens and has a very good load capacity (approximately 2m diagonally). The original C pillars from the 4dr have been used and re-welded in place to create the sloped roof (many conversions seem to just have a rigid, squared off Cab for ease). This really does give it the distinctive E34 5 Series look.
Obviously BMW never made an E34 Pickup truck from factory so therefore this will naturally have a large element of 'DIY' about it. The Panels will undoubtedly have filler in the majority and the build will never be that of a 'factory', OEM finish. In a nutshell, It is not a concourse show vehicle but a fun and very eye-catching BMW! It probably would make a very good base vehicle though for a further project? At one point we toyed with the idea of putting a V8 in it...but like most dreamed up ideas, it never happened!
Rare and Genuine BBS Pitlane Alloy Wheels with genuine centre caps (the caps alone cost us £130 and were special order from Germany - missing when we bought the vehicle). The alloys were also refurbished in white when we bought it. We also made a couple of cosmetic changes - i.e. clear indicators, smoked rear tail lamps, twin exhaust (quite loud - again, all about it being noticed!) and of course the decals. The decals were applied in October 2015 by a local company and are easily removed. Likewise, certain elements the new owner may wish to keep if using it for a similar use to us.
Its had regular maintenance during our ownership through our workshop - i.e. drop links, suspension components, servicing and MOT's.
FRESH MOT INCLUDED IN PRICE - LAPSED END OF NOVEMBER
No Service History though does have MOT history online back to 2005 where it had covered 90k miles. During our ownership it has only done approximately 6k miles!
1 x remote + key
Internally the leather seats are in very good shape with no rips or tears (black leather and original 5 series seats with arm rests). Due to only being allowed to post 12 pictures on ebay we have concentrated our efforts on the exterior.
M3 style manual mirrors
Clear front indicators and side repeaters
Smoked rear lights
Twin Tailpipe Back Box
Remote Central Locking (1 key + remote fob)
Kenwood Stereo with USB and MP3 inputs (installed 2016)
Air Con (not blowing cold so will need a potential re-gas)
Genuine BBS Pitlane Alloy Wheels + centre caps
Full Black Leather Seats
Speedo has the standard pixels fading where the mileage shows (comes and goes - common bmw issues and can always be refurbished inexpensively). No warning lights on dashboard etc. and runs without any issues (no misfiring). Gearbox excellent.
Rare opportunity to acquire a truly one-off Pickup Truck! Priced for quick sale.
Any inspection welcomed prior to bidding - vehicle based in Carterton, Oxfordshire
Please call us on 01993 846878 or message via Ebay for more info/to arrange an appointment