There’s no need to adjust your picture, your eyes are not deceiving you: this is an E39 M5 Ute. Who would do such a thing to a tremendously revered M car? His name on the M5 forums is Apples, better known as professional golfer Stuart Appleby from Australia.
Those of us on the M5 boards have known about Stuart for a number of years, he’s owned and tuned many E39 M5. As a matter of fact, he was the first owner of an Australian M5 tuned by Nowack.
Being from Australia; and knowing how they love their Utes down under, Stuart wanted to own a ute version of his favorite car. So he acquired another M5 Board member’s E39 as the donor car. And it wasn’t any ordinary run down M5, this was an already tuned beast owned by MIB, an M5 known affectionately on the board as “Yoda”.
The complete build of Stuart’s M5 Ute can be seen here.
After seeing the results of Stuart’s build, I have to say, he has rekindled my love of the E39 M5. So much so that I may or may not be (I can’t confirm) looking for another E39 M5 to find residence in my garage. Stay tuned!
Hat Tip: Michael Marchant