Lot 312 - 1992 BMW M5 (E34)
|Odometer reading||93,545 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
Just like the Jaguar Mk. II had done in the 1960's, the BMW M5, effectively reinvented the popular notion of a sports Saloon. Based on the E34 chassis which was produced at BMW's Dingolfing plant. The E34 generation of the M5 was produced from September 1988 to 1995. It was hand-built at BMW M GmbH in Garching, Germany. Assembly was done either by a single M employee or a team of M employees and generally took about two weeks. In the second half of 1991, engine displacement was increased to 3.8 litres with the S38B38. Power was now increased to 335bhp and the E34 M5 was the last M5 to feature an engine with a historical link to a BMW Motorsport racing engine. An E34 M5 was raced in the Australian 1992 Bathurst 12 Hour Production Car endurance race, placing 2nd overall and 1st in class. It was driven by former F1 champion Alan Jones, Neville Crichton and BMW Touring car driver, Tony Longhurst.
This excellent example of an E34 M5 is sourced from a large collection hence the low mileage covered over the last decade equating to just over 1,500 miles. Offered in iconic BMW Avus metallic blue with grey nappa leather. An interesting car for many reasons, not least the fact that is was one of the first 3.8 litre M5's in the country with the chassis number denoting 00002. With just three previous owners, the car's PDI and running stamps show the vehicle was initially run by BMW GB themselves before going into private ownership. The original stamped service booklet shows that the car was supplied to BMW (GB) Ltd. in Bracknell, Berkshire in June 1992. BMW main dealers serviced the car another 12 times up to 2001 when specialists, including Munich Legends, took over. Recently the car has been garaged in a collection and serviced by BMW specialist, Berkshire Motor Works, in February 2017, less than 600 miles ago. An original and collectable super saloon which can be considered desirable and hold genuine investment potential.
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