Ok, I just checked with bimmerforums guys, apparently its done many times.
The guy seems legit, sounds to be in his 40s, in the email was his cell number attached along with a company number plus extension, I googled the company and everything looks good to me?
Here is what he sent via email:
"The car has been impeccably maintained at a certified BMW dealer. I have all the paperwork.
Did the front brakes in the spring, front suspension last year, rack & pinion this year (wear & tear)
You should be good for a while! I always used 100% synthetic motor oil 5W30.
The car is very clean, the leather seats have NO tears, due too my using leather conditioner
regularly. The engine is super clean (shampooed every year!) I am very meticulous in the details,
condition and performance of my car. You see it when you see my car. Obviously, it’s a 2001
model, therefore, it is starting to show some little rust spots that can be easily remedied. Rest assured,
the car has never been accidented.
The car will appear as belonging to Park Avenue and myself ,
We can discuss more tonight.
What else I know:
has M steering wheel, these wheels: http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-9/839120/Wheel3.JPG
and comes with winter tires and rims.
2001 530i, 220k , manual, M5 package