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1988 BMW 528e

While Enthusiast Automotive Group always has plenty of drool-inducing eye candy available, it’s cars like this 528 that catch my eye. As a lower-end model, the 528e was used for its efficiency and road-manners, making it an unlikely target for preservation. That’s why this 1988 with under 50,000 miles is so unusual, considering most of these are used up and retired, if not junked entirely. Someone loved this car, and it shows – the extensive paperwork, accident-free history and original details like floor mats and the factory sound system are all evidence that the previous owner recognized what a good car they had, and saw no need to modify it for drifting events or paint it flat-black in pursuit of being “unique.”

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 BMW 528e at Enthusiast Automotive Group

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1997 BMW 318i with 37,000 Miles

I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again: low-spec stock E36s are among the most under-appreciated commuter cars ever made. Is this car exciting? Nope. It is slow? With that automatic, for sure. Will it comfortably do 70 m.p.h. and give you minimal trouble all the live long day? Absolutely yes. This is a pretty interesting find, with only 37,000 miles and great-looking paint. Some new roundel stickers on the hubcaps will round out the OEM-spec appearances, and a modest lowering kit with a beefy rear sway bar and some decent tires will liven this E36 saloon right up, even with the fun-sapping automatic. Plus, for $7K, there’s not much out there that’s this handsome in the entry-level luxury market.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 BMW 318i on Hemmings Classifieds

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Low-mileage but nicht langsam: BMW E39 M5 duo

The low mileage E28 BMW M5 that Nate wrote up last week got me thinking again about what kind of cars would fill out my collection if I struck it rich. Certainly it would be an M5, but which one? As sharp as the original M5 is, I’m still distracted every time I come across an E39 M5 in my travels. Much like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this is the sports saloon that is just right for me. It straddles the line nicely between modern and classic, packs a punch with the V8/6-speed manual combination and has just the right amount of aggression in an almost perfect sized package. Apparently I’m not the only one who finds this car to be “just right” given the values we’ve seen for these Munich monsters.

Both E39 M5s we’ll look at today are 2003 examples, the first being this sinister looking black example for sale in Maryland with just under 30,000 miles on the clock.


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1977 Mercedes-Benz 350SLC 4-speed Euro-Spec – REVISIT

After several relistings since I initially wrote it up back in May, this 350SLC is back up on the auction block. There was an claim that some of the 350SLC cars came badged as 450SLCs, making this car appear original, though I can’t find any proof of that – does anyone know better? Miles are very low, condition appears good and this would certainly be a fun package that would last – but the asking price is fairly steep at $19,000. What do you think this car is worth?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1977 Mercedes-Benz 350SLC on eBay

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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Limited Edition

Not a lot of folks lamented the passing of the Mercedes-Benz W201, or Baby Benz, as it was dubbed. With a new BMW 3 series on the scene for 1992 and an onslaught of Japanese luxury in the early 1990s, the car that broke the compact mold for Mercedes was seeming to get a bit long in the tooth. But the folks in Stuttgart weren’t going to let the car ride off into the sunset without one last hurrah. The 190E 2.3 Limited Edition was a run of 700 cars at the end of W201 production that were all painted Emerald Green with a Parchment leather interior. Other features included 8 hole alloy wheels, burlwood interior trim, dual rear headrests and deletion of the model badge on the rear trunk lid. This example for sale in Florida is the lowest mileage example I’ve seen in a long time, having traveled only 42,000 miles with the condition certainly affirming this fact.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Limited Edition on eBay

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