Beautiful E28 BMW M5 for Sale

Oh my.  Yes, I’ve switched back to thinking E28 M5s are the best generation (though that blue E39 that flew by me yesterday was evil in the best way).  As we’ve said before, there’s no replacement for the original of a German classic.  This gorgeous one owner (!!!) example may be the best-looking E28 M5 I’ve seen  with a recent respray and the awesome 17″ 15-spokes from an E39 540i.

Cons: 22 years old isn’t young, 132k miles isn’t zero, $15,800 isn’t cheap.

Pros:  One owner, dealer-maintained, all service records.  Tastefully updated with restraint.  1988 was an awesome year for BMWs.  132k miles isn’t that much.  That new coat of black looks dead sexy, as do the wheels, and the interior and…  Everything.

You could make an offer on the eBay listing, but it deserves full price.  It’s gorgeous, and though it’s covered some miles, this is an exceptionally maintained M5.  If you’re in the market for an E28 M5, buy this one.  I’ll go to bed tonight wishing I could.

-NR

Entry-level E30 M3 for sale

A year and a half ago, it seemed like the E30 M3 market ceiling knew no limit, and they were on pace to quickly remove any hope for an affordable entry into the joys and mythology of the homologated, inaugural M3.  As with the rest of the world, there’s been an economic reality-check, and E30s have come down slightly.  Still expensive for 20+ year old BMWs, but at the least the market’s trajectory seems to have plateaued a little.  This example is up on eBay with no reserve, so it could be picked off for a nice price ($7300 at time of writing).  The trade-off for the nice price is its condition.  Far from perfect, there are some rust spots, interior, and engine work that need to be tended to before this is a clean M3, but in my view, the E30 M3 is a car you get in however you can.

Yeah, it needs work.  Quite a bit of work.  But looking at those fenders, that front airdam, and those wheels, I don’t care.  The E30 market has been so high because these cars are so damn special, and that includes the ones that need some TLC.  The rapper Too Short said “Get in where you fit in,” and if you can get into the E30 M3 Club under $10k, you should.

1988 Porsche 959S for sale on Craigslist

Despite the advent of exclusive luxury sale sites like Jameslist, the near-omnipresence of Craigslist now attracts the highest end in addition the lowest, which explains the smattering of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and occasional Bugatti.  Today’s find (thanks to Jalopnik) exceeds even the Veyron in terms of rarity.  A mere 226 Porsche 959s were made, and only 29 had the Sport package present on this car (roll cage, race seats and suspension).  I won’t recount here the myriad ways in which the 959 is awesome, but if you don’t know, you have some very exciting research to catch up on.

Porsche 959S for sale on Craigslist

Canepa Design deserves thanks from all Porsche lovers for helping get 959s street legal in the US after many years of sketchy gray-market status.  They’ve also apparently upgraded this already-nuts 959S:

Phase I Engine Upgrade
An extensive engineering and development process included a new engine management system and converting the factory sequential turbo system with a Garrett Air Research twin turbo system. Upgraded fuel system, EGR, modern engine management system, F1 technology engine wiring harnesses, high output ignition system, upgraded alternator charge system and battery module, air pumps and air regulator valves, spark plugs, idle control valve, sensors, connectors, harness shielding, switches, adapters, hardware, etc. (369 components in all.) A complete new stainless steel exhaust system with dual stainless Porsche factory catalytics are utilized.

Canepa Design has re-engineered the factory wheels and developed a new bead design and modification which allows the installation of today’s state-of-the-art high performance ‘Z’ rated radial tires. Additional benefits include greatly improved handling and grip and an overall improved appearance.

Additional Canepa Upgrades
• Upgraded suspension incorporating Canepa Design’s gas strut design and titanium coil-over springs.
• Modified clutch system to improve pedal feel and actuation. This includes an improved pressure plate, disc, and modified clutch pedal assembly.
• “Werks I” Steering Wheel.
• 220MPH VDO speedometer.
• HID headlamp conversion.
• Custom Canepa Design floor mats.
• Custom fit car cover.

Performance Data
3.2 seconds 0-60 MPH
575 Horsepower — 540 ft/lbs Torque

Not too shabby.  I truly believe the 959 is one of the most pants-crappingly awesome cars ever built, and this example is epic.  If you’re looking for the ultimate Porsche, go ahead and skip right past the GT2, Carrera GT, or hell, even the GT1.  This is the one to have.