This is the first North American E28 M5.Â Let that sink in. Â The FIRST. Â #1.Â San Diego BMW dealer and racer Rug Cunningham took delivery in 1987 and put the original super sedan to good use soon after, racing in Mexico, Nevada, and some cross-country rallies.Â Apparently itâ€™s been towed around a lot, accumulating what the seller estimates to be over 80k(!) of its 170k miles just rolling behind an RV.Â Cunningham’s transportation man bought it at Rug’s estate sale a few years back and is now selling it, full of history, documentation, and love.
The auction is just over $10k as I write this, reserve not met.Â A few nice upgrades (BBS RS 211s, a police scannerâ€¦), extensive paperwork, and a great history make this a tasty example of the first Bavarian uber-sedan.Â Mileage is scary at first, but if it has really only driven the estimated 85k miles under its own power, that number becomes less intimidating.Â I donâ€™t know how high the seller expects the provenance to drive the price, but if it stays in the low teens, this is an awesome chance at some BMW M history.