After the redefining E39 M5, it seems BMW enthusiasts are torn as to the next best. Many suggest the E34 is the second-best generation due to its furthering of the E28’s sweet S38 inline-6, significantly more modern styling, and status as the last hand-built M-car. Reader Petr sent us this listing from Calgary for his gorgeous Lachssilber E34, highlighted by a factory-new engine 40k miles ago. That can’t have been cheap. Neither were the myriad small but choice upgrades like a Turner chip, exhaust, etc. Despite the investment in this car bringing it to near-perfect status, Petr is aware of the market and has priced it at an extremely reasonable $12.9k. If you’re in the E34 camp, this is a great car for the right price.
1990 Euro E34 M5 – last of the handbuilt M cars
Lachssilber exterior with black full leather manual seat adj. interior
Excellent condition inside/out, mechanically and cosmetically
Has 60 000km on new factory engine and full mechanical rebuild, cooling system, fuel system, suspension and paint, body and interior trim replacement…
Meticulously maintained – large binder full of records, always using factory parts or better
Very recent full sevice including valve adjustment, all fluids (synthetic), engine re-seal (timing cover, oil pan, valve cover, cam seals, crank seals) , water pump, tune up, new diff, new windshield, new coolant and winshield fluid tanks, power steering hoses
Turner chip, Xenon light conversion, Bilstein/H&R suspension, Nurburgring sway bars, SLS delete, Air pump delete, full set of factory forged M System II wheels with throwing star covers, spare set of BBS style 5s with winter tires, RD Sport carbon air intake, K&N air filter, IPOD/CD/AM/FM/Bluetooth/Sirius Alpine deck, M tech side view mirrors, new custom upholstered M tech II steering wheel, BMW fire extinguisher, Frank Fahey crank hub, VAC oil pump drive, Cat Delete and stainless X-pipe
Car needs nothing, sounds amazing, drives and handles great
Nicest E34 M5 around
I’m certainly not immune to the draw of the E34. They scream “business time” at me and make me want to go back to commuting 50 miles each way to work. Petr has avoided the common pitfall of thinking every dollar that goes into a car you deserve in the sale price and has priced it well within market range. Perhaps even a bit conservatively. A brand new S38 and rebuilt auxiliaries ensures your time to pour money into it is in the distant future, with many miles of smiles and sweet S38 growl being well worth the price of admission.