1988 BMW M5 with 79,000 miles

Here’s a clean example of a dying breed, the E28 BMW M5, sold only in 1988. These are among one of the rarest M models, with the BMW M1, E34 M5 Touring and E31 850CSi being the only models sold in lesser quantities.

1988 BMW M5 on eBay

The seller states:

I am selling my beautiful and rare E28 M5. This is the finest possible example, in my opinion, that you will find. Why? It’s not a garage queen that you’ll feel guilty driving, but it’s not a thrashed junker that won’t perform to your expectations. It is a very, very nicely kept and maintained example of a true sports sedan. Somewhere around 1200 of these cars were ever imported to the US (all with black paint and beige leather). Nobody knows how many are still roadworthy, but very few are in daily driving condition with less than 100K miles. If you are considering this car, you likely are familiar with its history and stats. Here’s a brief summary of stats and recent upgrades:

Engine: 3.5L inline 6-cylinder; 256hp stock; 0-60 6.5 secs

Transmission: Getrag 5-sp Manual

79,7xx miles

**Passed Oregon DEQ March 2010**

New OEM Exhaust system

New catalytic converter

New oxygen sensor

New OEM electric antenna assembly

New upper and lower control arms

New Sway bar link, tie rods, center link

New power steering pump

New Alternator

New fuel filter

New brake pads and rotors

Most all hoses replaced

New Bilstein shocks front and rear

I have all records and receipts for the above.

–BMW business CD player

–AC blows cold

–Driver and passenger seat heaters

–current wheels are the black ASA’s shown in the photos. The OEM wheels will be for sale separately once the car is sold.

The car has the flaws you’d expect for it’s age: minor dash cracks, paint blemishes, minor leather cracking. None of it will keep you from loving this car as much as I do.

While E28 M5s are rare, I’m thinking $13,500 might be a bit optimistic for an E28 M5, unless of course it had under 50,000 miles. These cars just don’t seem to have the lust after factor as much as the E30 M3s and E24 M6s have. I could be wrong, though. As real estate agents will tell you, there’s an a** for every seat.

-Paul

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One Comment

  1. Looks like a reasonable deal in the 10 to 12 k range. If it were closer I would seriously consider it. I would set aside a few grand for things which will need to be attended to and I would not use it as a daily driver but all in all a nice car I love the e28 M5’s

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