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It certainly does look nice , although the choice of gear knob is interesting .

I wonder whether the timing chain has been addressed ?

Apart from those minor issues , she seems a stunner !
 

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That does look nice.

I never used to like the E28, but things have changed these last couple of years.

Black on black, dechromed with black leather like this one looks lovely.

I see myself adding one like this to the garage one day.

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No connection, came across this
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C34210

If I would not already have my Alpina yet I would be tempted - looks very nice...
I went to see the car last night. Observations below:

Exterior: Lovely condition with no rust at all. Run my hand inside the front wings and both were sound. Paint was good to excellent with just one small ding on the rear driver's side door and a small peel on the rear spoiler. The car has had welding done on the sill to pass MOT but it was all documented. All four doors were rust free.

Interior: Absolutely mint, extended leather on the central console. Looks and smells like a new car. All electrics work, including the AirCon, the Recaros, the sunroof, etc. Geniune BMW mats in excellent conditoons. The carpets were nice and soft, with no stains or mud marks. The floors were dry and the sound deadening was in good condition. Slow electric windows.

Driving: Very delicate controls and great feedback. Felt lighter than my Z4M Coupe! No torque below 4000rpm, but I am used to a Porsche 928GTS and a double-vanos S54, so to be expected I guess. Clutch was done 13k miles ago, thus felt good. Gearbox was smooth and changed gear easily, both on a up and downchange with a hint of heel and toe. Suspension was firm and tight. Could not really push on due to rain and owner sitting next to me, but overall I am smitten. Just as I expected - the best ///M car ever built!

Faults: Sloppy gear lever and not OEM. Inspection light on, and I could not find any records of the valves clearances having been done recently. The timing chain is still the original at 119,000 miles. Brakes were horrible, despite reconditioned front calipers and new discs/pads. Is that typical of old BMW or I am too used the CSL brakes on my road car and the 4-pot Big Reds on my 928 racer?

What do you think is a fair price for the car? I think 8k is a touch too steep, considering I can pick up a M5 Tourer for 7k. I love the square rigger M5s and I have always wanted one, but I certainly don't feel like paying over the odds. Lastly, would it stand to daily/ weekend use - trips to North Wales, Cornwall, the Ring :7: and Sainsbury's on Saturday?

Thanks in advance!

P.S. Don't you dare buy it under my nose now that I have given you the lowdown;)
 

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Cheburator, from what you have described, it sounds like a lovely car. I feel that 8k is a fair price for the car considering it is very original and has no rust issues. An E28 M5 will almost always command more money than an equivalent E34 M5, even a touring, simply because they are so rare and its the original M5 with no EDC or SLS to worry about.

You are going to need to budget about £2000 to get the chain done. The gear knob is cheap about £25. The brakes in my M5 feel good even compared to modern cars, so maybe there is a problem there, but perhaps you are just too used to the CSL brakes which will obviously be alot better.

I personally would not use the car for daily use and would restrict it to weekend use, trips away etc.

I am sure the seller has allowed a bit of haggle room on the price so if you got the car for between 7.5k and 8k you are doing well, bearing in mind the cost of the chain.

The biggest cost on these cars is sorting rust and if this one is as good as you say then you will have yourself a good deal. Just ask davidoli how much he has spent on bodywork alone restoring no 66., I sure it will make our collective eyes water.

Please let us know what you decide to do and keep us posted on the cars progress if you decide to buy her.

Regards,

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Not too many specialists are about with the required bucket depressing tool to carry out valve clearances on the M88/3 engine found in a UK RHD E28 M5 ........Darren Farrell ( see E34 Forum Independent Specialist Thread ) can carry out this work .

Brakes are definitely an area that can be improved imho .......I've overshot more than one turn in point in my E28 M5 ....

Fact is , if this car is a decent example , the asking price is not unreasonable ........

Reality is , this car has been for sale for a relatively long time .....sales of fuel guzzling cars are slow ......with 119,000 miles it will never be a minter and the timing chain is beyond due replacement ( although , with the right contacts , replacement can come in nearer the £1000 mark ) ......and even with these rare classics being wonderful cars to own , buyers are in the driving seat ( unless we are talking of a low mileage minter ) .....

Try a cheeky offer using the timing chain and overdue service as justification .......He can only say no !

p.s. Please let us know if you do get it and stay in touch ......I dream that one day all UK RHD E28 M5 owners will be members of this forum and we all get together to discuss our wonderful cars !

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Try a cheeky offer using the timing chain and overdue service as justification .......He can only say no !

p.s. Please let us know if you do get it and stay in touch ......I dream that one day all UK RHD E28 M5 owners will be members of this forum and we all get together to discuss our wonderful cars !

D
If I get the car, it will be probably Bexley Motor Works, who will do the work - both valve clearances and the chain. I agree that it is a buyers' market out there - a friend has had one of the best E500 for sale for more than 6mths now and all he has been getting was cheeky offers and part ex.

I think I will make a reasonable bid to the guy and see what he says. After all, the E28 M5 is an impulsive buy for me:haha: If I get it, I will definitely stay in touch...
 

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Brilliant choice of specialist .....say hello to Nigel and Jags for me ......

It was Jags who convinced me to keep my first E34 M5 after setting it up properly .

Best of luck with your dealings .......you won't regret it !

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Brilliant choice of specialist .....say hello to Nigel and Jags for me ......

It was Jags who convinced me to keep my first E34 M5 after setting it up properly .

Best of luck with your dealings .......you won't regret it !

D
Bexley look after my Z4M Coupe and my brother's supercharged G-Power 525Bhp :1:Z3M Coupe Evo III. Great guys!
 
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