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Possible-bargain Canadian BMW E28 M5 for sale


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Whether it’s rarity or aesthetic taste, the Canadian E28 M5 has some serious cache in the E28 community. Most easily identified by the black interior, the 90 Canadian E28 M5s are just that much more sinister over the more common Natur-leathered US edition (save for about 30 black on blacks sold here). Today’s example is no garage queen, and not even especially clean; it looks like a used 80s BMW, reflected in the price starting at $5k with 1 bid and a Buy-It-Now of $9,900.

Canadian 1988 BMW E28 M5 for sale on eBay

A brief description from the Great White North:

Up for auction is a very nice example of one of the coolest bmws ever,one of about 90 1988 M5s ever sold in Canada,all canadian cars were black on black. In total,only about 115 black on black 1988 M5s were ever sold in north america. This example is solid,rust free and straight,only a tiny hardly noticeable ding on panel under rear window. The paint overall is good only issues are some flaking paint at lower front fenders behind front wheels and some road rash on the lower front bumper. All body panels have original Bmw part# tags.. There are bilstein shocks at all four corners. The interior is pretty clean and in good overall condition,the dash has a crack,the leather is iin good condition with no rips. The car has an alpine tape deck with CD changer in the trunk. The sunroof works perfectly. The A/C is currently not working. The car runs great and shifts well with 315,000 Kms on the clock. Just replaced the intank fuel pump.I will assist the winner anyway I can. For US bidders, I know a dealer who can transport and import this car into the US or just fly in and drive it home.

Getting an M5 for under 10 grand sound pretty good. However, I’ve been following reader Jim Post’s advice in my M5 search, looking for an example that has already had the money put into it, as opposed to getting a cheaper one that will inevitably need significant investment. Though rough, the black interior is a rare version of an already-rare car, so if that gets you going and you’re ready for a project this could be for you.



  1. Larry
    Larry October 1, 2011

    Jim is right – the purchase price i only the beginning. This is going to need a lot of reconditioning, even beyond the inevitable substantial mechanical expense.

  2. David
    David October 12, 2011

    Failed to sell at $5,876.00 w/ 5 bids (reserve not met).

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