26th December 2008, 23:17
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This thread has me excited...
Firstly because the E28 M5 that is the subject is a truly lovely looking car! congratulations to the owner... have you still got it?
Secondly, because I recently bought an SA manufactured E34 M5 in Ice White, chassis number OBB77054, and I'm dying to find out some history about it. It was imported and registered in the UK in 1992, but no luck with getting any history from BMW uk dealers (so far anyway
raymondw - you mentioned "Die Grosse M Kronik" (quote below) and found information that opened doors re: the E28 M5, could you possibly help me with my my M5? or perhaps give me a few hints as to how to find out more?
(this is my first BMW, still learning, only 3 weeks into ownership).
Originally Posted by raymondw
'Die Grosse M Kronik' lists the E28 M5 SA as a seperate model (DC98). The VIN range for the 96 cars is 2001013-2001108.
Your '001017' is the fifth in the line, which makes sense as it is 5/96
Foreseen VIN range for the SA E28 ///M5 was 2001000-2001500. But according to the author of that book, the SA variant (DC98) was build from 03/1987 untill 06/1988, which means that according to your figure of 100pcs per year, BMW SA had the capacity to build ~125 cars. For a low production model that costed 110k rand, 96 cars sold isn't that bad at all.
BTW: Attached you find a picture of my car that I shot yesterday evening at ~9.00PM.
Last edited by 1day; 26th December 2008 at 23:18.