1988 BMW M5
While the extraordinary M1 mid-engined rocket was indeed the first to wear the “M” badge, it was quite limited in production. Thus, the E28-chassis M5 was the first widely available. With extra power from a twin-cam engine breathing through six individual throttle bodies, and suspension tweaks throughout, the M5 is a remarkably special sedan.
This one was one of the few brought to Canada when new, thus the unusual black leather – nearly all of the US market cars had tan leather. This one has been updated with smaller Euro-market bumpers, as well as some engine and suspension upgrades meant to make this car a bit closer in spec to a European car. It’s not perfect, with a few dings and some worn interior bits, but it looks great from five feet away. The flaws should easily be corrected, leaving a magnificent sports sedan icon.
It’s on eBay in California with reserve not yet met.