It's been a long while since I posted in here, but I thought I'd post a little story of my day yesterday that some of you might appreciate if you remember me form many moons ago. So, I was getting a lift home from the football yesterday and I we drove into my street I noticed a different car on my new opposite neighbours' drive. They usually have a blue E34 3 series and an E60 5 series, but sitting there as we drove past was a dark grey E39. The bootlid was open, but as we drove past I smiled at the colour, then I clocked the 4 tailpipes and the rounded mirrors and though "hmm.. that looks like an M5". I then noticed the standard shadow chrome wheels and thought that *is* an M5, and a Sterling Grey M5 with blacked out "drug dealer" rear windows at that. It couldn't be.. could it? As I got out of the car there was a guy looking in the boot so I wandered over and asked a rather odd question: "excuse me, do you mind if I take a look at the number plate". He obliged, and I couldn't believe my eyes as he pulled the bootlid down and not only did I recognise the registration, but I recognised the plate itself as the one that had been sat in my airing cupboard for many years while my personal plate was on it. It was "my" M5, my pride and joy from all those years ago that I hadn't seen since I sold it to PeterNem back in 2008. My M5 sat not 6 feet away from where it used to be parked on my drive for the 4.5 years or so that I owned it.. Needless to say I was gobsmacked, as was the current owner who'd driven up from Birmingham with a friend of his to see my new neighbour. He could have come in a different car, he could have come on a different day or time when I wasn't there (he was only popping in), but no, he came in that car on that day on that time when I was coming in. Bananas. Anyway, I looked around the car and spend probably well over an hour chatting about the car, and cars in general when he says "why don't you take it for a spin?". Well - it would be rude to refuse wouldn't it? So, not only did he let me take it out, he let me drive it in a "spirited" manner.. I don't think I've grinned as much in my whole life Turns out after Peter traded it in it was bought by a guy in Wales, and this guy from Birmingham bought it off him about 6 months ago.. and he's currently looking to sell it to move back to something smaller.. .. so not only have I had chance to see my old car, which is still in excellent condition, and got to drive it in "one last hurrah", I'm now wondering if I should just buy it back off him.. must resist! Scary coincidence and unbelievably cool. That was yesterday, and I still haven't stopped grinning about it.