Lot 218 - 1987 BMW M5
|Odometer reading||174,000 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £33,000|
|Result||Sold - £49,808|
The BMW M5 is a high performance variant of the BMW 5 Series marketed under the BMW M sub-brand. It is considered an iconic vehicle and the majority of M5s have been produced in the saloon body style, but in some countries the M5 was also available as an estate. The first M5 model was hand-built in 1985 on the E28 535i chassis with a modified engine from the M1 that made it the fastest production saloon at the time. M5 models have been produced for every generation of the 5 Series since 1985.M5 variants have been produced for every generation of the 5 series since 1985 in various guises via the E28 and E34 continuing through to the present day. Between March 1986 and November 1988 only 185 RH drive E28, hand built cars were produced as designated for the UK market with the top spec engine and full body kit. They are regarded as an iconic model of which very few original examples survive today.
This extremely rare BMW drives like a car that belies its mileage. The enjoyable driving experience is a credit to the service work completed by the current owner. A record winning racing driver, he is not only a well-known face on the circuit but also only the second owner of D42 NKO. This BMW comes with an impressive list of works done ‘in house’ by the vendors team. The MoT test history for the car confirms very little use since 2014 at which time the car was placed in dry storage. More recently this BMW has enjoyed a comprehensive recommissioning that has seen the fitting of a new fuel pump and filters, the checking of all injectors to ensure an even spray of fuel, the fitting of a new main section of exhaust system, an overhaul of the braking system including new discs to the front and two new front tyres. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 21st January 2022, this handsome BMW is realistically estimated for such a rare car with tremendous investment potential.
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