Black Interior M5's sign in here.

Specific conversations and info for the BMW E28 M5 and M535i.
M5BB
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Black Interior M5's sign in here.

Post by M5BB »

Decided to see if we could determine how many of the 30 black interior M5's are on this board?

My E28 members please don't hi-jack this post.
This is a link to the black interior discussion in the past if you want to know more about it.

http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=125175

Please post your name, location, VIN and build date.
Could you please make sure you have registered your M5
on the M Registry. Great info there about the E28 M5.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/


Me first-

Gary Beck- Peachtree Corners, GA WBSDC930XJ2875318 11/87

Jay Sheehan- Southbury CT. WBSDC9302J2875314 11/87

Trey Huddle- Marquette, MI WBSDC9301J2875322 11/87

Frank Cobb- Tampa, FL WBSDC930XJ2875321 11/87

Luis Soto- Houston, TX WBSDC9309J2875228 11/87

Jeremy Weiss- LA, CA WBSDC9308J2875205 11/87

Eric Long- Colorado Springs, CO. Not sure who owns this now?
WBSDC9303J2875315- 11/87

Brandon Raap Studio City CA. 9/16
WBSDC9303J2875323 11/24/87

Mark Tassinari
Antrim, NH
VIN- WBSDC9307J2875230 11/9/87 Added 3/26/14

Tim Chao
Montclair, CA
VIN- WBSDC9309J2875231 11/9/87 New owner 8/20

Jason Rhee
Burlingame, CA.
VIN- WBSDC9308J2875317 Added 4/15 Should have added months ago. Sorry Jason. BTW this is the car right before mine.


I saw VIN WBSDC9306J2875333 at Amelia Island 3/15. Spoke to owner and gave him a card and asked him to send me info. Nothing so far.... This was the last car built with black interior.

Black interior.
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My M5 Black on Black
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Post by CarNut68 »

Jay Sheehan Southbury, CT WBSDC9302J2875314 11/87
Minotaur
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Post by Minotaur »

My name's Trey Huddle. I have owned my BB M5 since April 2003. It was an Ohio car until I brought it up to where I currently live - in Marquette, MI.

The vin is WBSDC9301J2875322, and while the driver's door label declares a build date of 4/88, it seems it was actually produced 11/23/1987, according to RCBMW. It currently has @182k miles on the ticker...runs solid...looks good.
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Post by M5BB »

Here is another one.
I have talked to this gentleman over the last year or so.
He does not frequent the forums so I asked and received permission to post his info.

Frank Cobb- Tampa, FL WBSDC930XJ2875321 11/87
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Post by Minotaur »

M5BB wrote:
Frank Cobb- Tampa, FL WBSDC930XJ2875321 11/87
Nice! The car that come off the line right before mine, it appears. (Only, is there a "1" missing before the "X"?)

I know there has to be more around here, I'd like to see the others post as well. :D
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Post by rcbmw »

Minotaur wrote:is there a "1" missing before the "X"?
No, the ninth digit in a BMW VIN is a check digit and varies between X, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. The VIN is correct.

Best,
RCBMW
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Post by Minotaur »

rcbmw wrote:
Minotaur wrote:is there a "1" missing before the "X"?
No, the ninth digit in a BMW VIN is a check digit and varies between 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Or apparently an "X": WBSDC930XJ2875321.

Or like in Gary's car's vin: WBSDC930XJ2875318.
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88 M5 Black/Black

Post by 1 OF 30 M5 »

Luis Soto
VIN WBSDC9309J2875228 11/87

Bought my car in October '09, this car was located in Tomball, TX. It was originally advertised on Craigslist. Yes, this is the black-on-black, US Spec with the Hartge wheels. (':banana:')
I knew this car existed but had never actually seen one with black interior. Nevertheless get to own it. When I went over to look at the car it was sitting in storage, no need to hear or test drive, it was love at first sight (':alright:')Once I bought it, I had it checked with the dealership and they confirmed it was in fact 1 of 30 black-on-black. Work done to it:

Replaced clutch, All fluids, Window gaskets other than that the car runs and drives beautiful.
I feel like the luckiest dog in the world!!

(':banana:')

http://e28-535i.com/upload/CIMG3604.JPG
*Please don't post 9 Megapixel pictures using img tags, thanks.*

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Post by M5BB »

Wow Luis nice car.
Thanks so much for signing in.
Is this the car that was for sale for so long in Texas?
My memory is not as good as these young guys but there was a car that seemed pretty good but was for sale in the $12k
range and just did not sell.
What is the mileage?
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Post by 1 OF 30 M5 »

No this is a different car my odometer is at 93k
The other car you r talking about is still for sale in Houston, TX
Pro Star Motors
Vin: WBSDC9305J2875226
Mileage: 166,094 Miles
Transmission: Manual
http://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/1976899711.html
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Post by M5BB »

Man I can't believe we haven't had any more sign ups.

Spread the word please.

Surely there are more than 8 cars out there.
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blk on blk - for sale?

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1988 M5 e28 - 3rd owner - redline fluids maintained in Florida

AC compressor is shot - needs some general TLC, rubber components in the rear, etc. It's been sitting for about a year. Not original paint, but body panels have the right VINs Newish Kumho's and interstate battery. No stereo. Lets talk.

141,000 miles

What do you think I'd get for this? Does anyone want it??

Thanks,

Alim Abrahim

alimabrahim@hotmail.com

M5 | Facebook
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Post by M5BB »

So are you saying this is a US Black interior E28 M5?

How about posting the VIN?
No one is going to answer any questions about how much without a lot more information and pix.
Yes, someone would want it at a fair price.
I would want it at a fair price.
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Post by bac914 »

Maybe you guys can help me with this one...I recently acquired a black on tan M5, vin WBSDC930XJ2791631. I knew it was a Canadian import. When I recently registered it on the M Registry, it was already registered there by a PO with a comment that it was one of the few black on black imported to Canada. It's definitely not black on black now...and I'm curious why anyone would have swapped out the interior, but having a hard time reconciling why a PO would claim it was black on black...Is there anyway to tell for sure what it was?

If it was a black on black originally, it is no longer, so you'll need to decrement your count of still in existence black on black M5s.

Thanks,
Brian.
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Post by rcbmw »

VIN 2791631 is indeed a Canadian spec E28 M5 that was originally built with Black Leather. Can you post photos of the car's current interior?

Best,
RCBMW
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Post by alim »

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=4 ... =643720573

I hope this link works for the pics

VIN is WBSDC9301J2791758

http://www.roadfly.com/bmw/classifieds/ ... rtby=&dir=

Above is the roadfly add with some minor details.
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Post by bac914 »

Here's pics of my current tan interior...ignore the black seat covers...There have been several owners of this car, so someone must have wanted tan or found a deal to replace their aging black....

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Post by M5BB »

alim wrote:http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=4 ... =643720573

I hope this link works for the pics

VIN is WBSDC9301J2791758

http://www.roadfly.com/bmw/classifieds/ ... rtby=&dir=

Above is the roadfly add with some minor details.
This is a Canadian car that had probably had the speedo changed.
Look at the plate on the drivers door jam where the manufacture date is and see if it says US or Can.

Look at the link I provided in my first post and go there.
List of Canadian VIN's.
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Re: There's one for sale in Houston

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Mab1957 wrote:http://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/2043763079.html

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Here we have a classic example of BMW's top of the line performance sport-sedans, the M5. Even now, two decades later, this car is still a joy to drive. It's powered by a fire-breathing DOHC 24-valve engine boasting over 250 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. This black on black vintage BMW is powerful, sleak, and a genuine head-turner. It comes equipped with all the advancements and amenities of many current vehicles including power windows, power 8-way adjustable seats, power side-view mirrors, power sunroof, central locking, and heated seats. The designers spent no expense, covering as much of the interior as possible with premium black leather on the doors, the seats, and the steering wheel. Adjacent to the steering wheel is the climate control unit and a computer system that enables you to monitor mpg useage and various other vehicle statistics. Though there are seats covers, rest assured that the leather underneath is in great condition. A factory tape deck remains in the dash, and factory foglights on the exterior bumper. The wide sport wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot XGT V4 tires. Also direct from Germany is the spare tire located in the trunk and the original factory tools. The metal work on this vehicle is in fabulous condition and the paint has fared well for its time. This vehicle has had the suspension and front brakes replaced with factory BMW parts. Always covered, this M5 has no rust, and has amassed less than 1000 times since it was purchased in 2006. In addition to general maintenance, engine gaskets, seals, hoses, and rings have also been replaced. At 21 years of age, this fantastic M5 would be a prized possession in anybody's garage. Additional Pictures can be found at www.prostarmotors.com/craigslist/invento ry/1988_BMW_M5_Black/ Call Us Today, Toll Free at 1-888-895-2966!!

Year: 1988
Make: BMW
Model: M5
Color: Black
Vin: WBSDC9305J2875226
Mileage: 166,094 Miles
Transmission: Manual

Vehicle's Location: 6060 southwest freeway, houston, TX, 77057
Call us at: 713-334-8500
Thanks for this but I already knew about this car.
I would appreciate if you would not post dealer ads on here.
No one else does.
Try Roadfly, BMWCCA, Bimmerforums.
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Re: There's one for sale in Houston

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M5BB wrote:Thanks for this but I already knew about this car.
I would appreciate if you would not post dealer ads on here.
No one else does. Try Roadfly, BMWCCA, Bimmerforums.
I believe Matt was only providing info on a black/black M5 - he lives in VA, and is not the seller. We've seen info on this car for at least a year it seems. I recall the upside down 5 on the trunk lid.
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Post by alim »

I think i'll post mine on Ebay and see what happens - wish mine was in better shape, but that's why I'm selling, it needs to go to someone who appreciates it with the time to take care of it.
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Re: There's one for sale in Houston

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John in VA wrote:
M5BB wrote:Thanks for this but I already knew about this car.
I would appreciate if you would not post dealer ads on here.
No one else does. Try Roadfly, BMWCCA, Bimmerforums.
I believe Matt was only providing info on a black/black M5 - he lives in VA, and is not the seller. We've seen info on this car for at least a year it seems. I recall the upside down 5 on the trunk lid.
Gotcha, sorry about that.
Yeah that car has been for sale for a couple years IIRC.
I think someone looked at it before but i would have to look for the report.
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Post by mooseheadm5 »

bac914 wrote:Here's pics of my current tan interior...ignore the black seat covers...There have been several owners of this car, so someone must have wanted tan or found a deal to replace their aging black....
Do you know for sure this was originally a black interior M5? It is an awfully large pain to swap.
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Post by rcbmw »

mooseheadm5 wrote:Do you know for sure this was originally a black interior M5? It is an awfully large pain to swap.
The car was originally built with black leather. The Natur interior was transferred from another E28 M5.

Best,
RCBMW
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