July 27th, 2010. Home.
In my garage, all cleaned up. She’s gracefully sleeping with a Rossa Corsa Ferrari.
July 30th, 2010. First Documented Mileage.
Only miles since we got it had been driving it home, and to the pool once. 147,478. Just months before the pixels became bipolar.
Before any real work was done with the car, just a new battery and a good wash at this point in time. Notice the scruffy interior trim.
September 25th – October 18th, 2010. New headlights.
‘Upgraded’ from OEM pre-facelift Hella lights Cheapo Depo Halos.
July 3rd, 2010. New front bumper, grills, fog lights, and re-painted hood.
Freshened up the front of the car quite a bit. Didn’t show her age as much!
Huge difference on interior! Shift knob, center console, and parking brake handle done at this point.
December 5th, 2011. Decarbonized exhaust.
Some WD40, a dremel, lots of paper towels and elbow grease, and some beautiful M quad tips!
February 8th, 2012. New rear badging.
I replaced the “///M”, “5”, and BMW badges on my trunk lid with parts from Turner Motorsport.
February 9th, 2012. New facelift cluster.
I was able to get BMW North America to pay for 75% of the labor (Thanks Bobby!) No more dead pixels.
April 2nd, 2012. Spring clean up.
A good wash, a good wax. Beautiful silverstone metallic.