Lot 271 - 1990 BMW M5

Lot 271 - 1990 BMW M5

Lot 271 - 1990 BMW M5

Lot Number 271
Registration G177 COY
Chassis Number WBSHD91090BK02648
Engine Number TBA
Odometer reading 275,473 km
Estimate No Reserve

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 carried out 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 E34 M5 comes to us from a significant collector of classic cars. Presenting well with good black coachwork, the black leather interior is also in good order. Clearly this has been a well-cared for car taking into account the condition and the age of the car. We are advised she drives well although has been used sparingly of late. Having been imported from the Netherlands and in left hand drive guise, this BMW is UK registered, coming with a V5C registration document and we are advised will be presented for an MoT test prior to the auction. Few cars are as exciting to drive as an E34 M5, a saloon car with, by any standards, brisk performance. This is a well-presented example of one of the most iconic cars of the period. Consigned by Stewart Banks.

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