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1988 BMW M5 Sedan - Low Miles - Rust Free

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: M5
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 106960
  • VIN: WBSDC930XJ2875139
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 3.5L I6 S38
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Leesburg, Virginia, United States


1988 BMW E28 M5 Sedan - 106K Miles - For Sale in Leesburg, Virginia.
Selling my ‘88 BMW M5. This is a rust free survivor that is a great driver with lower miles (106K). The E28 M5 was only produced for one model year in the USA - 1988. All of them are black (Schwarz). This one has the Tan/Natur interior. Car fires right up with no hesitation and drives extremely tight - I own a few vehicles and do my best to work this one into the rotation - usually driving it 3-4 times a week (I have a small commute) when the weather permits. The S38 I-6 doesn’t miss a beat even 30+ years later. With the high heat temps we had this summer, the car was great at staying cool - no temperature spikes. The 5-speed shifts nice with no grinding.
Paint is in nice condition for the age. There are chips to be noted but overall shows very well for the age. Has original BMW glass all around. No cracks. Windows are tinted (previous owner did this and I haven’t had the chance to remove - to each their own).
Original bumpers are fully intact with no modifications to the shocks.Car is always ready to be shown and be driven.
Important Notes:
*106,960 Miles (as of 10/10/19 - Will go up slowly as I routinely drive it)
*Service Records
*Compression checked about a year/1000 miles ago. Very healthy numbers.
*All Original Panels with VIN Tags intact (Hood, Fenders, Doors, Trunk)
*Original Toolkit with Original Spare/Tire
*The interior smell is classic Bimmer aroma.
*Rear SLS Removed - Has Dinan Springs and Bilstein Shocks and rides extremely nice.
*OEM BBS RC90 17-inch “Style 5” Multi piece wheels with 225/45/17 Tires
*Dinan ECU Chip
*Aftermarket Radio w/ Amp/Sub (Comes with Stock Head Unit and Speakers) - It’s a clean install that can be reverted back with little work.
*Underside is very clean. I recently did a cleaning on it myself.
*Aftermarket Billy Boat Exhaust - Stock manifolds/catalytic converter intact.
*All power functions work great - locks, windows, radio/power antenna, all seat functions.
I have spent a few thousand dollars in the last few months overhauling suspension, fixing a fuel gauge issue, new wipers, misc trim pieces, routine service (oil/filter), replaced misc bulb, new belts. I have receipts too.
Things to be aware of - This is a 32 years old BMW. It is in no way being represented as a PERFECT car. I do my best to itemize anything I’ve noticed with the ownership of this car.
*AC Compressor has a small Freon leak - AC still blows cold.
*Shift bushings are worn and could use a replacement
*Front driver seat would benefit from a recover or restore.
*Coolant temp gauge needs a tap to come alive when vehicle is started.
*Minor exhaust rattle at idle (heat shield weld on the cat has broken - very common issue)
*Tires have flat spots
Vehicle is for sale located in Leesburg, Virginia. No stories or games - I’m just a simple dude trying to sell my car. I hold the title with no liens. I’m happy to show the car daily when I can. If you have financing arranged and it requires the sale to go through a licensed dealer, I can have that arranged as well.
Carfax available to interested buyers. Clean history with no mileage discrepancies.
All I ask is that respect my time and I’ll do the same for you - don’t contact me if you plan to ask me a thousand questions and follow it up with ghosting me or saying your wife/spouse/parent won’t allow you to pursue buying it. Thank you.