42K-Mile 1997 BMW 540i Aspen Silver

Now available for auction is this 1997 BMW 540i presented in Aspen Silver over a Black and Aubergine leather interior.  Originally sold new at John Ladd BMW in Canada, this 1997 example is said to have always been garage-kept and dealer maintained up until the current owner’s recent purchase in 2019.  Highlighting some noteworthy recent service items and a stock 4.4 L DOHC V8 engine, this 540i is being offered in excellent overall condition by its seller in Canada while showing just over 69k kilometers (42,800 miles) shown on the odometer.

Stated to have been garage kept and carefully driven from new, the Aspen Silver finish on this BMW is said to be in excellent condition with only minor stone chips and a very small scratch indicated near the left rear wheel arch (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  Carfax shows some cosmetic damage to the rear of the car which resulted in the trunk lid being professionally refinished at a cost of approximately $5k.  A small repair claim was also issued on the right front fender and the seller confirms that there is no persisting damage.  This 540i remains stock in its appearance with factory aluminum wheels dressed in newer Michelin Pilot MX all season tires.  These wheels are noted to be in fantastic shape, although one small blemish has been indicated on the right front wheel.

Inside, the cabin is upholstered in two-tone Black and Aubergine leather.  Factory options configured for this example include heated seats and steering wheel, air conditioning, a sunroof and an AM/FM/CD cassette stereo.  The trunk release button actuator was replaced in 2016 at a cost of approximately $1k and the seller notes that the digital radio display was also recently replaced with an OEM component.  All gauges and accessories are stated to be fully functional.

This 540i boasts a 4.4 L DOHC V8 engine which sends 282 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission.  Recent service items completed under the current ownership include the installation of a new radiator and coolant hoses, a new battery and new catalytic converters.  This BMW is said to have always been dealer maintained up until the seller’s recent purchase with all routine service kept up to date.

The sale of the 540i will include a set of 2 keys plus 1 valet key, all original books and manuals, service records, tools, a first aid kit, dealer sales prep sheet and a rechargeable glovebox flashlight.  A timeless luxury sedan powered by a hearty V8 engine, this beautifully presented 540i is not to be missed.

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $4,350
  • Auction End: Nov. 18, 2020, 3:03 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (12)

  • $4,350 offer from Oyster Bay, NY (11771) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Offer in the amount of $4,350

  • paullemoine (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Only a few hours left on this fantastic BMW 540i
    I have lowered the reserve to entice a sale today. Bid with confidence.
    Awesome driving car.

  • ca56ny 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $4,250

  • rasper4ashford 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

  • vero 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • cehorne 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • paullemoine (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bonded transportation is readily available to the USA
    Required documentation, current Canadian ownership registration, bill of sale, USA Customs import document.
    The process is not difficult. My wife and I sold a car on an online auction to Dallas Texas with no issues.
    Short term storage is also available. We do have regular daily flights from Seattle should a buyer prefer to fly in and drive home. You will need to confirm any Covid protocols

  • southernbell8 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • paullemoine (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Cold Start and Walk around Videos have been added on excellent vehicle.
    Reserve had also been lowered.

  • paullemoine (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I can do a video and submit to Pcar

  • 9964spd (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Hi. Would it be possible to post a walk around video with the engine running, perhaps a cold start? Thanks.

  • ca56ny 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $900

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42K-Mile 1997 BMW 540i Aspen Silver
Final offer: $4,350