1988 BMW M5

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1988 Bmw M5


Lot # 227
Seller: AlfaRacing
Location: Lomita, CA
VIN: WBSDC9301J2791629
Miles: 125,000
Engine: 3.5-Liter Inline-Six
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Category: Classic Sports

This 1988 BMW M5 is one of 1,340 examples produced for the North American market and shows approximately 125k miles.  It was acquired by the selling dealer in 2023 following registration history in California and Oregon and is now offered with manufacturer’s literature and a clean Oregon title.

The car is powered by a 3.5-liter inline-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission and is finished in Schwarz (086)  over Natur leather upholstery.  Standard equipment includes front and rear spoilers,  a limited-slip differential, an electric sunroof, power-adjustable front seats, cruise control, fog lights and air conditioning.  Additional items include 16″ Gold BBS wheels, a Kenwood stereo, tinted windows and new floor mats from Germany.

The Gold-finished 16″ BBS wheels wear 225/50 Pirelli P Zero tires that were recently installed. Braking is handled by ventilated front and solid rear discs with ABS.

Minor Damage” to the left front and left side of the vehicle is noted in a June 2018 entry on the Carfax report. Photographs of paint-meter readings will be presented in the gallery.

The power-adjustable front sport seats are upholstered in Natur leather, and matching upholstery extends to the rear seats, armrests, lower dashboard, and center stack. Amenities include a Kenwood stereo, an onboard computer, power windows, air conditioning, and cruise control. There is wear on the driver’s seat, and the power-adjustable headrests are inoperative.  The three-spoke M-Tech steering wheel frames a 170-mph speedometer and a tachometer with a 6,900-rpm redline as well as auxiliary gauges for coolant temperature and fuel level.

The 3.5-liter S38B35 inline-six features individual throttle bodies and was factory rated at 256 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. Work performed since 2018 included replacing the spark plugs, spark plug wires, drive belts, oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, fuel filter, fan clutch, coolant hoses, and battery, per the Carfax report. In preparation for the sale, the car has undergone a safety mechanic inspection, induction cleaning service, throttle body adjustment, and spark plug replacement.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Getrag 280 five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.

These E28’s are getting harder and harder to find, especially in nice condition like this one.  If you are looking for a nice driver quality with good history and documentation this is your car.

This E28 is SOLD!

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