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post #1 of 10 Old 15th May 2009, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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E28 M5 wanted !!!

Hi all. This is my first post on this forum and would like to introduce myself. I am based in London and have suddenly developed a hankering for an E28 M5. I blame this on my brother who had an E30 325is shadowline EVOII(SA version) which I loved . I have visited a few quacks who could not help ridding me of this affliction.

So, that said, I would like to know if any of you fine people may be able to help me getting my E28 M5 fix? I would appreciate a heads up if anybody knows of a neat 140k mile (ish) M5 - standard (the odd rear brake mod is acceptable) with good history in the Uk that may be for sale.

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post #2 of 10 Old 16th May 2009, 09:17 AM
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Hi and welcome to the forum ........this time last year there were a vast array of E28s for sale , yet now there seems to be a shortage as the better cars are now in the hands of true enthusiasts and collectors .

Either way , I would try to buy the best you can afford . What is your budget and criteria ?

This one is owned by a board member and may still be available .

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A very regretable sale, E28 M5 nr 165, finished in Alpine white with black leather interior. This car spent 17 years of it's pampered life with it's original owner, owned first by his company and then kept for his own pleasure.

165 has a full service history with every stamp in the book, it has the M5 suppliment and M5 folder with it. The body work and interior is in excellent condition, a full years MOT comes with it.

The car is completely unmolested, original wheels, shod with Eagle F1 tyres, all with lots of life. The cargo net in the boot is present, a full tool kit, 1st aid kit, new BMW battery.

Bodily, the sills and jacking mounts have been restored as have the rear wheel arch lips. Mechanically, 165 had covered 191,000 miles without the timing chain being replaced, testiment to how well cared for this car was by it's previous owners! That said, I have had the timing chain replaced along with pullies, guides and tensioner. At the same time the valve guides were renewed, oil pump chain, water pump, radiator, all the coolant hoses etc etc.The mileage now stands at 192000, i've hardly used her. The front brake calipers have been overhauled with new seals. The rear brakes have been upgraded to E34 540 discs and calipers with Goodridge hoses all round as well as a new brake master cylinder.

This M5 is a real sleeper with no body kit but colour co-ordinated bumpers. In my opinion this is one of the best E28 M5's left, if you are looking for one with a full history requiring no attention then look no further.

For more pictures please go to http://www.dubstylee.co.uk
Price:£8750 Or near offer
Advert Type:For Sale
Category:Classic Cars
Make:BMW
Model:E28 M5
Year:1987
Country:UK
Region:Sussex
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Hi David, thanks for reply. I've had a look at no.165 - which is a beautiful car - although the mileage is a bit high for me. fficeffice" />

I have also been in contact with the owner of no.13 - which I understand from previous posts you used to own as well.

Both however are quite high milers. I am not looking to purchase a garage queen, however my main criteria is good history and lower miles as I favour reliability over all else.

All I can say is that whatever M5 I do end up buying will be going to a good home, and visitation rights may be arranged as I would want to purchase from a fellow enthusiast, such as the owner of 165!!

Hopefully there will be more on the market soon!
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Don`t get hung up on the mileage, based on the advert, the car seems to be in above average condition and the Oh, so important timing chain replacement has been done just 1k miles ago(this is not a cheap as it is "top off" if the BMW guidellines are followed) and the top end is overhauled.
The bottom end is good for MANY miles.
Reliability is not necessarily a function of miles, it is more of a overall condition issue.
I personally would take a high mile example ANY day instead of a low mile car with not so good history. As the cars are 20 years +++ old, the time is the issue, not the miles. so a car with few miles could be a bigger money pit as less of the the time related aging issues has been taken care of as the car "has such a low mileage"

Optimal situation would of course finding low mile car that has been maintained meticulously with low number of owners, those tend to cost a LOT more though, as the collectability is higher. so as you said, because you are not looking for a garage queen/collectors item, then any car that is in good condition should be considered.

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DrSakke, thanks for the advice. I agree with everything you say, my criteria stated above is basically a 'wishlist' which is up for review with every car I see.
No. 165 is a great car with a really good owner and as you say, the timing chain replacement has been carried out. The car is exactly what I would be looking for barring the mileage.
I have spoken with the owner and we have decided not to proceed for other reasons.

My search continues however I do hope no.165 goes to a good home, as it is a very good example.
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Hyteric , depending on your budget , there may be a really nice low mileage ( approx 80t miles ) , 3 owner , great history E28 M5 that could be acquired in the near future .

You would also be welcome to visit me at my workshop in Brent Eleigh , Suffolk if you would like to drive Diamond Diana in order to confirm what a well sorted E28 M5 should feel like !

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David, thank you for the heads up - I would be very interested in the car if it came up. How would I know if/when it was available? fficeffice" />
With regards to having a look at Diamond Diana - I happily agree with a very considerable grin on my face! Unfortunately I am currently preparing for am exam I am writing on June 3rd and so time is limited until then. Could I take you up on that offer in June?
Cheers for now and thanks again!
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Hysteric , good luck with the exam .....you are welcome anytime !

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bump.... still interested in hearing from anybody thinkng of parting with their M5.

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