This Is The Badass Manual And V12 5 Series BMW Should Have Built

For Sale

Impractical? Yes. Magical? Also yes.

Here is one of those cars you've heard that local guy talking about. The insane build some shop did for a rich guy, taking a civil vehicle that was too mundane for that Jordan Belfort-esque lifestyle he so proudly lives. Or maybe this is just one hell of an epic sleeper? Starting life as a standard 1995 BMW E34 5 Series it has now changed into a six-speed manual V12 monster sedan. The 3.0-liter DOHC V8 is gone and in its stead sits a beastly 5.0-liter V12. That wasn't even the original swap.

This 5 Series originally sported a Hartge 6.0-liter V12. That engine was sadly donated to another project, though we can't really complain when it still packs twelve-cylinders of Bavarian fury lifted from an 850i. The E34 features stage three Dinan brakes, sway bars, and rides on Koni shocks. The vehicle was for sale on Bring a Trailer but has since been sold for the low sum of $5,200. Yep, some lucky dude is walking away with a three pedal tango-ready V12 5 Series. Of course we can't be too jealous. The post notes some rather fixer-upper characteristics better for the mechanically inclined person. What do you think: Is this one of those crazy Internet vehicles? Or just some twelve-cylinder money pit?

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