I went to see the car last night. Observations below:
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.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 !
Bexley look after my Z4M Coupe and my brother's supercharged G-Power 525Bhp :1:Z3M Coupe Evo III. Great guys!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 !