M5 Prices

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rmiddendorf
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Post by rmiddendorf »

It looks like this one with 13k miles on it went for $45,990 from Enthusiast Auto Group in Cincinnati in March of 2012.

http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=103306

I would probably disclose mine via backchannel for now, let me check with Ed and see if he minds it being public.
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M5 prices

Post by sharkyM5 »

Hey guys here it is bought this daily driver beauty last year(from original owner) well second real owner but he purchased from bmw dallas 19 years ago..i have original sales docs from 1988 and of course 4 binders of service docs...it has 204,000 miles 323,000km"s and running STRONG (raced a 335i in a rolling 3rd gear race and smoked him haha well beat him by a few car length, he couldnt keep up when it wound up...you know!) and the engine has had a top end rebuild at 156,000 miles with all the little extras below.. rust free beauty..leather in excellent shape only wear on drivers side and one dash crack of 3mm this is the most beautiful car i have ever owned....will eventually drop a metric mechanic engine/tranny and diff one day when i can afford it....paid 11,500 shipped to border 1,100 taxes 1,100 so 13,700 all in and of course regular maintenance bills of course....my wife also loves this car soooo much(rare)
ENGINE
TURNER CONFORTI PERFORMANCE CHIP
TURNER RETARDED EXHAUST CAM SHAFT GEAR
SPLIT SECOND MASS FLOW METER W/ 4 KNOB CONTROLER
INOVATE WIDE BAND AIR FUEL METER
JB ALUMINUM FLYWHEEL
K & N AIR FILTER
CHASSIS
REAR HYDRAULIC SUSPENTION ELIMINATION KIT
H&R SPORT SPRINGS
KONI ADJUSTABLE STRUTS & SHOCKS
IRELAND ENGINEERING FRONT CAMBER PLATES
POLY UPPER CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS
IRELAND ENGINEERING URETHANE REAR SUBFRAME BUSHINGS
FRONT STRUT BAR
REAR STRUT BAR
MASON ENGINEERING FRONT FRAME BRACE
WHEELS BBS RX 17" X 8"
TWO EXTRA BBS WHEELS
TIRES GOODYEAR EAGLE F1 ASYMMETIC 235/45/17
MILES SINCE INSTALLED-6000
BRAKES
FRONT-BMW E31 840
REAR-BMW 1993 750
BMW 750 MASTER CYLINDER
AUDIO ALPINE AM/FM/CD/SATELLITE
SUB WOOFER
EXHAUST METRIC MECHANIC SYSTEM 300
OTHER
AUTOSOLUTIONS SHORT SHIFTER
H1/H4 EURO HEADLIGHT CONVERSION
HARD WIRED FOR RADAR DETECTOR

Regards
jon

2007 BMW 335i RWD sedan
1995 Range Rover classic LWB
1988 E28 M5 aka Sharky
Mfive
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Post by Mfive »

Hey everybody I bought jamestr's 88 M5 for 9k this week. I love the car it has 150k miles on it & runs very strong. The car came chipped w/ a ssk & sway bars. The car looks great & appears that it has been taken care of very well. The front seats need a hug, they have seen better days.
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Post by BlackKnight »

FWIW, I've listed my E28 M5 on Autotrader. Search for M5s in zip code 35805 and it should be the only one there. I bought one of their "run it until it sells" packages.
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BlackKnight wrote:FWIW, I've listed my E28 M5 on Autotrader. Search for M5s in zip code 35805 and it should be the only one there. I bought one of their "run it until it sells" packages.
ImageYou should list it here in the For Sale section, w/ pics.
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Post by BlackKnight »

My car sold this past Saturday. I managed to get $8,500.00 for it with 220k miles on the odometer. It was in very good shape for the miles (looked great!), but did need a little work here and there. Thus ends my 12 year M-odyssey.
BlackKnight wrote:FWIW, I've listed my E28 M5 on Autotrader. Search for M5s in zip code 35805 and it should be the only one there. I bought one of their "run it until it sells" packages.
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Post by m5bro86 »

So If you haven't read the backstory on my M5 I paid the scrap price worth in metal from my father who was going to sell it to a scraper.

1986 Euro Spec M5
Diamond Black Metallic
Black Leather


So $350 was my purchase price with the condition it is in now if I had to sell it would probably go for I would hope $8500.00

I think anything between $8-14k is reasonable if it is in good running and physical condition.
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m5bro86 wrote:So If you haven't read the backstory on my M5 I paid the scrap price worth in metal from my father who was going to sell it to a scraper.

1986 Euro Spec M5
Diamond Black Metallic
Black Leather


So $350 was my purchase price with the condition it is in now if I had to sell it would probably go for I would hope $8500.00

I think anything between $8-14k is reasonable if it is in good running and physical condition.
Haven't read the backstory but would love to; link Please and Thank You.
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Post by longkedah »

hi guy

how much if like this ? right hand drive ?

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thanks
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Post by tschultz »

Is it just me, or does it seem like the E28 M5 values might be slowly growing?

It seemed many cars were at an all time low last year, but it appears to have gotten better (at least what cars and sales I have been watching).


RCBMW, maybe you have the best idea of the market?
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Post by NZfiver »

longkedah wrote:hi guy

how much if like this ? right hand drive ?

Image

thanks
I'd say around $US28k.
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Post by dsmith »

I bought the Zaprace body kit car for $4k. After I sell the wheels/tires and audio stuff, it should be more like $2500. It is a rust free CA car with a crack free dash. The excellent condition original "is" rear spoiler was included and will be reinstalled. The interior needs a good cleaning and the seats recovered. Head job at 100k, UUC shifter, driveshaft stuff and brakes done. I'll weld up the rivet holes from the body kit and clean up the M Tech kit and it should be a looker.

I'll post pics in the spring. Right now it's packed away in the garage.
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dsmith wrote:I bought the Zaprace body kit car for $4k. After I sell the wheels/tires and audio stuff, it should be more like $2500. It is a rust free CA car with a crack free dash. The excellent condition original "is" rear spoiler was included and will be reinstalled. The interior needs a good cleaning and the seats recovered. Head job at 100k, UUC shifter, driveshaft stuff and brakes done. I'll weld up the rivet holes from the body kit and clean up the M Tech kit and it should be a looker.

I'll post pics in the spring. Right now it's packed away in the garage.
This sounds like a nice score!
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dsmith wrote:I bought the Zaprace body kit car for $4k. After I sell the wheels/tires and audio stuff, it should be more like $2500. It is a rust free CA car with a crack free dash. The excellent condition original "is" rear spoiler was included and will be reinstalled. The interior needs a good cleaning and the seats recovered. Head job at 100k, UUC shifter, driveshaft stuff and brakes done. I'll weld up the rivet holes from the body kit and clean up the M Tech kit and it should be a looker.

I'll post pics in the spring. Right now it's packed away in the garage.
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dsmith wrote:I bought the Zaprace body kit car for $4k. After I sell the wheels/tires and audio stuff, it should be more like $2500. It is a rust free CA car with a crack free dash. The excellent condition original "is" rear spoiler was included and will be reinstalled. The interior needs a good cleaning and the seats recovered. Head job at 100k, UUC shifter, driveshaft stuff and brakes done. I'll weld up the rivet holes from the body kit and clean up the M Tech kit and it should be a looker.

I'll post pics in the spring. Right now it's packed away in the garage.
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jamesohoh7 wrote:
dsmith wrote:I bought the Zaprace body kit car for $4k. After I sell the wheels/tires and audio stuff, it should be more like $2500. It is a rust free CA car with a crack free dash. The excellent condition original "is" rear spoiler was included and will be reinstalled. The interior needs a good cleaning and the seats recovered. Head job at 100k, UUC shifter, driveshaft stuff and brakes done. I'll weld up the rivet holes from the body kit and clean up the M Tech kit and it should be a looker.

I'll post pics in the spring. Right now it's packed away in the garage.
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So I'm not the only one... :cool:
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1st 5er wrote:So I'm not the only one... :cool:
Y'all had your chance. It's not like the sale was a sercret.

Crappy phone pic added to the registry. Envision e38 wheels, mtech flares and shopping cart handle wing delete and you get the idea.

http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=11143
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dsmith wrote:
1st 5er wrote:So I'm not the only one... :cool:
Y'all had your chance. It's not like the sale was a sercret.

Crappy phone pic added to the registry. Envision e38 wheels, mtech flares and shopping cart handle wing delete and you get the idea.

http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=11143
Lovin' that archless look. :laugh:

See ya at The V.
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dsmith wrote:
1st 5er wrote:So I'm not the only one... :cool:
Y'all had your chance. It's not like the sale was a sercret.

Crappy phone pic added to the registry. Envision e38 wheels, mtech flares and shopping cart handle wing delete and you get the idea.

http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=11143
That looks like a nice example the way it sits actually. Are you taking off the body kit? Don't get me wrong I would never modify my car but that one actually looks pretty unique that way.
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Post by dsmith »

rmiddendorf wrote:
That looks like a nice example the way it sits actually. Are you taking off the body kit? Don't get me wrong I would never modify my car but that one actually looks pretty unique that way.
It will look like a regular mtech kit, but I need to do something with the hacked up front cover. Might just buy another cover.
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just bought us M5

Post by jh_m5 »

First post for me- just bought a "garage find" E 28 M5
65,000 miles, perfect body + paint, needs mechanical refresh- shocks, bushings, seals, etc. I am restoring it to OEM specs
engine runs strong- checked out with bmw tech . who told me the engine, etc. has never been touched- original everything!!
paid $17,000

will post pix

jh
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Post by TurboChris »

Excellant! Congratulations. Post up some pics when you can.
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Post by bigwave »

New to the forum and new to M5 ownership. Just picked up my 1988 E28 build date 11/87, last week. Schwartz/Natur with all matching panels, no accidents, near perfect paint aside from front spoiler, which could use a touch up. Car is original aside from throwing star rims, rear SLS delete, and short throw shift. Previous owner just installed Mtech springs and Bilsteins all around. Interior is super clean with no tears, though dash has a couple small cracks. Everything works and it even came with original factory tape deck. Only problem was a leak in the rear seam of the fuel tank, which is being replaced by a local specialist here in Atlanta. Finding that leak before purchase saved me a bunch of $$ as seller negotiated down to cover the repairs. Mileage is 115k, paid $12,400 and feel good about it.

If I could also throw my own .02 into this thread in regards to prices, I have been watching them for the better part of the last decade and agree with many of you that the past couple years through right now is the time to buy. It has taken me trips across 7 states and years to find one that was this well cared for within my price range.

Wish I could post pics, but definitely will in time as I figure it is tough to own one of these and not regularly check in here with questions.

See you all on the road.
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Congrats on the buy. Sounds like a good deal.
bigwave wrote: See you all on the road.
Does this mean you'll be at The Vintage?
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Post by bigwave »

I'm efforting the weekend off. Fuel tank should be good to go by then.
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