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
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.....