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Old 5th July 2007, 14:32   #31
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Hi all,
Can anyone interpret what I found under my back seat?
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Old 3rd September 2007, 13:13   #32
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Mfiver,
Sorry missed the end of thread,
the electrc seats are promised to someone as is the cloth but I may be able to do something there, leave it with me,
do you have any info on a "luxor beige" coloured e28 quite a late car on an "E" plate, how many in that colour etc. thanks.
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Old 4th September 2007, 01:33   #33
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Jimmy,

I'm all ears when it comes to E28 electric sports seats....any colour, any condition as long as complete and preferably working (I'm OK with the coat hanger wire trick for the headrests, though...). Unfortunately I missed a pair on ebay some time last year that had come out of an optioned 535i.

Now....what's all this about a Luxor beige M5?

Yes, it's true, someone really did order a GB/RHD M5 in that colour. Just the one, mind you, so it is one of a few cars supplied in a 'unique' colour. I wonder if the dealer principal fired the salesman who ordered it? (or perhaps BMW AG told BMW GB they had to have it!).

We are talking car 143 here, which had no options other than Nutria (0205) leather trim. There were only two GB M5's with that colour trim (the other was Bronze). So that's unusual, too.

To put the 'unique colour' cars in better perspective, getting on for half of the 187 GB-spec cars were either Lachs silver, Dolphin grey or Diamond black.

A car with no other options suggests to me that it was for BMW GB/dealer stock - the car was built 87/03, so if it's on an E-reg it was hanging around for about 4 months assuming it was a 1st August registration - I think the delay between actual build and registration on a specific customer order would have been about 4 weeks.

8 RHD cars were built 87/03 of which 143 was the fourth. 140 - the first that month - was moderately loaded so was probably a specific customer order but looking at their fairly basic specs, I reckon the other 7 including 143 could all have been for stock.

In total there were 5 GB cars with strictly no options - i.e. cloth trim, while a total of 24 other cars had leather and no other options, like 143. Metallic paint was a no-cost option, so I'm assuming it was standard equipment (though there were plenty of cars built in Alpine white and Zinnober red, of course).

Great to know it seems to be still around - just imagine what surprise this car might create with no M5 badges and a driver wearing a deerstalker hat.....undoubtedly the perfect Q-car!

Please post some images, you can't just tease us, you know.....

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Old 4th September 2007, 09:15   #34
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will speak with the owner today and get some shots, it looks very nice just not keen on the mtec kit.
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As requested the only "Luxor beige" M5!











Wada you think? not so keen on the tech 2 boot spoiler!
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Without the M-tech kit it would be a stunning car.
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My thoughts Kees,
its sitting on the 16" Hartges now as the style 5's were damaged, still looks very nice though not sure I would have spent all my hard earned on a new one in that colour but would like to have it now!

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I like the color - it's not that bad. But the M-tech spoilers are awful and the E30 M-tech spoiler is beyond awful. Was this car specced without spoilers originally?
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Unsure Kees,
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Jimmy,

Thank you for posting the images!

The M-Technic kit, satin black chrome, bolted wheels (are these 17's?)certainly weren't supplied from the factory. I agree with you about the spoiler, too.

A few of these cars were fitted with the M-Technic kit early in life (e.g. when changing hands at 12 months old via a BMW dealer)....it's also possible the kit has been on the car from first registration - maybe it was the salesman who ordered it in that colour desperately trying to hustle it off the showroom floor....

The M-Technic kit was certainly very 80's and it's also worth remembering BMW sold about a dozen M535i's in GB for every M5.

No doubt the satin black chrome would have been added at the same time - no body colour bumpers required on a car with the M-Technic kit, of course, just whack the mouldings on over the standard bumper bars. The red pinstripe is a bit garish on this colour car though this too could be genuine 80's.

Or maybe it has all been stripped off a rusty M535i and given a quick blowover.....

Whatever floats your boat, it's great to see one of the unusual colour combinations - the Burgundy, Carmine and Glasurit white cars also still exist and I saw the Cosmos blue one about three or four years ago at an event in Somerset.

Did you get any images of the interior, by any chance?

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And another thing.....it has gained colour-coded door handles.

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