A collection of BMW M5s, from the earliest E28 to the last generation V10, will be sold at Classic Car Auctions’ June sale
Classic Car Auctions’ next big sale on June 6 is set to feature a number of BMW M5s from a collection. The iconic supersaloon has gone through several generations, and an example from almost every evolution will be offered here.
First up is the original E28, the model that kick-started it all. Borrowing the motorsport-derived M88 in-line six-cylinder engine from the M1 supercar, with a few minor tweaks, the combination combined the practicality and comfort of an ordinary saloon, with the performance and handling to keep pace with most sports cars. This example was recently featured in evo magazine, and although comes with over 176,000 miles on the clock is in very fine fettle.
Read evo Magazine's review of the E28 BMW M5 here
Following on from this extremely rare example is the 1991 E34, painted in Macao Blue. This UK-market right-hand drive 3.6-litre model received a £5000 body restoration in 2014, and comes with a full MoT.
The V8-engined E39 represents another high point, and values of nice examples are already on the up. This low-mileage Imola Red has also been restored, and like all the others will be offered with no reserve.
While the V8 was the last of the Manual BMW M5s (in Europe), the 2010 E60 M5 that rounds off this collection features an absolutely stunning naturally aspirated V10 engine, hooked up to a quick-shifting SMG paddle-shift gearbox. This is also a 25th anniversary example in the highly desirable Frozen Silver, one of just 25 produced and is expected to sell for £25,000 and £28,000.