Black Interior M5's sign in here.

Specific conversations and info for the BMW E28 M5 and M535i.
John SCB
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Post by John SCB »

I knew right away it was the M5 recently on e-bay, although the buyer did not provide any details of how he picked it up.

PM sent.
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Post by 1st 5er »

This one is now in my possession.

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Post by 1st 5er »

But... before you get too excited., this is the way I got it home.


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It has been added to The Registry as WBSDC930XJ2875206 DEAD
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Post by M5BB »

Thanks for posting.

I often wonder how many of the 30 are still left.

I don't have a Carfax account but always wanted to run all the numbers and see what came up?

Gary
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The plan is to keep his back half on the road as a grill/smoker. :D

Down here we like meaty meets. :banana:
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Post by M5BB »

:rofl: :rofl:

Smokin hot idea.
twomanytickets
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Another bb in So Cal

Post by twomanytickets »

Hello Gary,

Life goal accomplished, finally able to enjoy an E28 M5. Although I did not set out to find a bb, that is the one that was for sale on the west coast.

WBSDC9309J2875231 11/87

In good shape, not a perfect car, but well cared for, doing a little sorting out, post pics when done.

Gary Kent,

San Diego N. Country.
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Post by S14 »

Not sure if this guy is original black on black, but it looks complete. hefty price tag too.

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/4397474918.html
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Re: Another bb in So Cal

Post by M5BB »

twomanytickets wrote:Hello Gary,

Life goal accomplished, finally able to enjoy an E28 M5. Although I did not set out to find a bb, that is the one that was for sale on the west coast.

WBSDC9309J2875231 11/87

In good shape, not a perfect car, but well cared for, doing a little sorting out, post pics when done.

Gary Kent,

San Diego N. Country.
Hi Gary,
Thanks for contacting me. Always good to know another M5 is in good hands and especially a black interior car with an owner named Gary.
Yes, 231 manufactured 11/9/87.
I will add you to the list.
Is the car also registered on the M Registry?
Yes it is I just looked. You can email the owner of the site RC, and tell him you are the new owner and he will give you access to change the owner info.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=10371
info@bmwmregistry.com

Thanks again and awaiting some photos.
Gary Beck
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S14 wrote:Not sure if this guy is original black on black, but it looks complete. hefty price tag too.

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/4397474918.html
Thanks Eric aka S14.
I sent him/her and email asking for the VIN.
I'll post if I get any info.

Gary
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Correct 30 Vins

Post by M5BB »

The Black on Black VINs disappeared for some reason.
Luckily I saved them.

Overall DC93 Production Statistics:
Total USA Specification Production: 1239
Total CANADA Specification Production: 101
Total North American Specification Production: 1340
Total DC93 Japanese Specification Production: 30

30 Total USA Schwarz (086) + Schwarz Leather (0232) USA Specification
2875205
2875206
2875222
2875225
2875226
2875227
2875228
2875229
2875230
2875231
2875232
2875233
2875235
2875236
2875237
2875241
2875313
2875314
2875315
2875316
2875317
2875318
2875319
2875320
2875321
2875322
2875323
2875324
2875332
2875333
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Post by Drew in NYC »

S14 wrote:Not sure if this guy is original black on black, but it looks complete. hefty price tag too.

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/4397474918.html
Well it's already converted, so there's that :lol:
(I know, some people find that to be undesirable.)
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Post by S14 »

Drew in NYC wrote:
(I know, some people find that to be undesirable.)
Those people must be blind. :shock:
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Our BBQar is #2. :banana:
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Post by M5BB »

M5BB wrote:
S14 wrote:Not sure if this guy is original black on black, but it looks complete. hefty price tag too.

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/4397474918.html
Thanks Eric aka S14.
I sent him/her and email asking for the VIN.
I'll post if I get any info.

Gary
Yes, the Craigslist M5 is Canadian.
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Post by S14 »

M5BB wrote:
Yes, the Craigslist M5 is Canadian.
Good to know.



Found this fun little short using what looks like a black/black car.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/car-cult ... yde-e28-m5
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Post by S14 »

M5BB wrote:The Black on Black VINs disappeared for some reason.
Luckily I saved them.

The following VINs correspond to USA spec DC93 E28 M5 models with Black leather:

2875205 11/5/87
2875206 11/5/87
2875222 11/7/87
2875225 11/7/87
2875226 11/9/87
2875227 11/9/87
2875228 11/9/87
2875229 11/9/87
2875230 11/9/87
2875231 11/9/87
2875232 11/10/87
2875233 11/9/87
2875235 11/10/87
2875236 11/9/87
2875237 11/9/87
2875241 11/10/87
2875313 11/21/87
2875314 11/23/87
2875316 11/21/87
2875317 11/23/87
2875318 11/23/87
2875319 11/23/87
2875320 11/23/87
2875321 11/23/87
2875322 11/23/87
2875323 11/24/87
2875324 11/23/87
2875332 11/26/87
2875333 11/24/87

Gary
I counted 29 cars... and mine isn't listed (287315)! I wonder if mine finished on a friday afternoon and they forgot to log it.
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S14 wrote:
M5BB wrote:The Black on Black VINs disappeared for some reason.
Luckily I saved them.

The following VINs correspond to USA spec DC93 E28 M5 models with Black leather:

2875205 11/5/87
2875206 11/5/87
2875222 11/7/87
2875225 11/7/87
2875226 11/9/87
2875227 11/9/87
2875228 11/9/87
2875229 11/9/87
2875230 11/9/87
2875231 11/9/87
2875232 11/10/87
2875233 11/9/87
2875235 11/10/87
2875236 11/9/87
2875237 11/9/87
2875241 11/10/87
2875313 11/21/87
2875314 11/23/87
2875316 11/21/87
2875317 11/23/87
2875318 11/23/87
2875319 11/23/87
2875320 11/23/87
2875321 11/23/87
2875322 11/23/87
2875323 11/24/87
2875324 11/23/87
2875332 11/26/87
2875333 11/24/87

Gary
I counted 29 cars... and mine isn't listed (287315)! I wonder if mine finished on a friday afternoon and they forgot to log it.
Yes, I noticed that Eric and forgot to go back and check.
Since I put these VINS back up Jeremy posted the "official" list that RCBMW had and your number is there. Whew!
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=125175
I will go back and add your number.
Thanks for reminding me.
Gary
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B on B M5 RR parcel shelf

Post by HAYSEED »

Just picked up US spec Black on Black M5 VIN WBSDC9307J2875230 sourced from NM (discussed on other for sale threads earlier this year) - nice car. One thing I'm surprised at is the blue rear parcel shelf - is this typical or a warning sign of some sort perhaps?
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Post by M5BB »

Great to hear of another car.
Yes, a blue rear parcel shelf is a little strange.
Could be someone ruined the original with speaker install or it warped.
Should be black like everything else.

Would you please send me the complete VIN and your name and location?
Like to add you to the list.

Some photos would be nice?

Gary
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Post by dsmith »

It's pretty standard that the black parcel shelves fade to blue. You'll have to redye.

looks like this?
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Post by M5BB »

dsmith wrote:It's pretty standard that the black parcel shelves fade to blue. You'll have to redye.

looks like this?
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Guess my car has never seen enough sun for that to happen. Didn't think it would fade that bad.
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Post by HAYSEED »

Yes that pic looks like my parcel shelf color..I'll stop worrying about it.

Gary, I'm on the list already, added 3/26/14.

Thanks, Mark
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Post by M5BB »

HAYSEED wrote:Yes that pic looks like my parcel shelf color..I'll stop worrying about it.

Gary, I'm on the list already, added 3/26/14.

Thanks, Mark
Sorry Mark, I didn't look at the list first.
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Re: Black Interior M5's sign in here.

Post by jjr »

Hello all. This is my first post here, but I've been lurking for years. After a year of searching, a decade of considering and a couple decades+ of longing, I finally picked up an e28 M5. I really only wanted a black on black, so feel lucky to have found one. Along the way, I've enjoyed an S54 M Coupe, 1994 E500 and now an RS4 as my DD (well, now wife's DD).

The car is in good shape, but definitely shows its 173K miles. I already have some new parts with more on the way. The (very) cracked dash is probably the highest cosmetic priority. The engine pulls strong, but I think I need to adjust the idle. Mechanically, I will likely replace all of the control arms and bushings, many of which are visibly shot. There's a very bad driveline noise under load, which I need to address. Finally, I'm not a fan of the B&B cat-back exhaust and will likely replace it with OEM if I can get my hands on one of the remaining systems.

The forum has already helped me fix my passenger seat motor. I'm sure I will learn a lot more as I get into it.

Best,
Jason Rhee
Burlingame, CA
VIN: WBSDC9308J2875317

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