1988 BMW M5 Base Sedan 4-Door 3.5L

Price: US $20,000.00 Item location: Naples, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: M5
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 152,000
  • VIN: wbsdc9308J2791272
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: M30 Turbo & S38 Complete Crated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 BMW M5

1988 M5 with an installedprofessionally rebuilt M30 with a turbo charger attached. The car sale COMES WITH a 1988 150k S38 complete! Again it comes included with the sale.
You will be responsible for paying for shipping for the car and the crate that includes the engine**
The car has had lots of modifications but I feel most are done with taste.
The biggest and mostnoticeable is the centercounsel. A professionalinstalled it. It isriveted in for easyinternals access as well as removal if you want to make itoriginal again.
Floors had a few spots that where rusted and needed replaced so after that was done, we spray coated for protection.
Crackless Dash
Original Euro Black and Grey Houndstooth Door Cards
Updated Hex Floormats
Few chips here and there. There is a crease on the back top left panel just above the tire. Hard to notice unless your standing right in from of it.
Upgraded vintage shifter
A little play in the shifter due to some worm bushings. Not a big deal but just a heads up there is not as tight as new.
Breaks are good
BBS Rims
Tires are fresh
Little little vibration from front right tire area. Not really noticeable but I want to be as clear as I can be. I only notice because I am the owner, but a passenger wouldn't. We have worked on it and there isn't anything mechanically pressing.
Right Brakelight connection has some corrosion causing it not to work. Just needs a wire brush, I might do it myself after posting.
True Hella Yellow Glass French Alpina Headlamps
Paint is not show but decent. You could enjoy it as easily but for show quality it would need redone. I personally liked it how it is.
The M30 that is installed is the 3.5 from a (I am somewhat guessing) a well sought after 6 series from 1987. The thing is bullet proof and was completely rebuilt by professionals before the Turbo Kit was installed. It is perfect and is scary fast. I think we have it right at 8psi daily.
This car is really the most amazing car I have ever driven.
Original Vintage ACS Momo wood steering wheel.
Seats defiantly where refurbished at some point as the car should have come with the tan seats. Only the Canadian cold packages came with black. From what I know, only 2 where sold in the US. Great quality regardless.
The sunroof does not work, but I believe it is just not connected.
All of the seats and windows are functional
The check engine light is blinking due to the M30 Swap. A tech should be able to get it straight. This entire care was refurbished and during that time a very skilled master mechanic when through and straightened all of the wiring so you should be working with very nice base
Rust is very very small and here and there but not really noticeable. You have to really hunt for it because I dealt with any I could find and made it right. I would say that the Glass insulation needs replaced at some point. Its not terrible, but those issues are what cause issues down the road.
Why do I have a M30 in the car and not the S38. The M30 turbo is so much fun, and great part is you don't have to worry about the price of working on it and can just have fun, but always having the s38 in the garage is peace of mind that historical block is there. If it where me, I would drive the current set up and just have fun maxing out the s38. To me, this is one of the best deals in the country right now. I get compliments nonstop. I can't even get gas without a crowd coming over to me. Then the fact that it drives like a dream and extremely quick. Just hits all the right spots.
Exhaust is straight pipes back from the motor. Loud and amazing allowing maximized flow for the Turbo.. Just unreal.
Suspension is great, just a tad lowered.
Updated CD player MP3
S38 Details
The engine is a 150k miles from last reported owner. All coolant passages are very clean and show no signs of neglect.
This engine has not run in about a year but showedbeak down numbers:
Includes harness andcomputer.
Why am I selling? Child on the way and just what needs to happen.