I HAVE just read your latest Our Garage column (Change of Pace, May). I’m the owner of a 2001 E39 M5 and, yes, they only came as a six-speed manual. I can only extend my most sincere sympathy to you about your desperation to drive one again.
Mine is mint. Oh, except where my son dropped a golf club on the bonnet and the other son placed a cardboard box on the boot and then slid it off, leaving a scratch.
If you are passing through Brisbane on a dry sunny day, let me know… You just needed to ask.