The E28 M5 that Carter wrote up the other day was a nice piece of kit. But the E34 remains my favorite version of the M-powered 5-series. Sure, it was heavier than it’s predecessor. But even with the additional heft, the dynamic chassis and dialled-in suspension setup meant it was still a spritely, potent car. It was also subtle, distinguished from lower models only by a few, discreet M-badges, restyled lower valances and unique alloys. That’s no bad thing. Super sedans should be understated, in my view, and the conservatively styled E34 was handsome then and remains so now. That understated exterior conceals a glorious, screaming 3.6 liter inline six, replete with six individual throttle bodies, a motor that was good for just over 300 hp when new.
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1991 BMW E34 M5
NICE SOLID ORIGINAL CAR
SILVERGREY NAPA LEATHER
RARE 4 PLACE SEATING WITH REAR CONSOLE & AIR
ALL POWER OPTIONS
NO ACCIDENTS!! ALL VIN STICKERS ON PANELS
ALL STOCK NO MODS
M REAR SPOILER
BEAUTIFUL THROWING STAR WHEELS
COMPLETE MANUALS WITH SOME SERVICE RECEIPTS
CARFAX IS CLEAN & SHOWS GOOD SERVICE HISTORY
CAR SHOWS ITS AGE WELL
WILL CONSIDER QUALITY TRADES UP OR DOWN
PLEASE CALL 239-707-4416
Car is sitting in Cincinnati Ohio at the moment it can be delivered there or Florida or ship anywhere at buyers expense
This particular example presents nicely in Black (Schwarz II) over a Light Silver Gray leather interior. The car looks clean inside and out, is noted to be stock, and has been outfitted with an M-Tech II steering wheel and rear console box in place of a third seat in the back, making for a 2+2 seating configuration. Flaws visible in the photos are limited to some peeling of the vinyl inserts on the door cards, and a slight sag in the headliner toward the rear. A lip spoiler has been appended to the rear deck lid; I assume it’s aftermarket.
The asking price of $22,500 is ambitious. To be sure, E34 M5 values have been on the rise lately. But that’s probably a little too high for a car with over 100k miles. Also, the ad copy suggests that the car’s maintenance records are incomplete. That’s a shame. The S38 motor is robust, but needs conscientious care and regular servicing to ensure that it remains so. A lack of complete records may serve to bring the price down a bit.