1991 BMW M5 Base Sedan 4-Door
- Condition: Used
- Make: BMW
- Model: M5
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
- Year: 1991
- Mileage: 82,000
- VIN: WBSHD91060BK04695
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 3.6L 3553CC l6 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1991 BMW M5This 1991 BMW M5 is a largelyoriginal, left-hand drive JDM-specimportwith 133K km/82K miles.The car was originally sold inJapan, where it spent its first 16 years before being importedto Canada in July 2008at63K miles. The seller is itsthird Canadian owner and has had the car for threeyears. The car is described as a good driver with some minor cosmetic needs. It has received some recent suspension updates as detailed below. Included recordsindicate regularmaintenance while in Canadaand the car is soldwith clean Ontario ownership documentation.
Black paint retains a smooth gloss overall onstraight, clean panelsandis thought to be original except for onthe uppertrunk lid, where crazing in the finish is difficult to capturein photos. Othercosmetic flawsinclude stone chips in the noseanda scrape on the left front fender from a tree branch, alongwith scuffs on thechin spoilerand rear bumper cover.
The seller and his mechanic recently inspected the car for exterior rust and were unable to find any notable amount. Factory wheels are shod in Continental ExtremeContact DW and DWS rubber.The dished rims show dirt and rash, while“throwing star” covers look cleaner.
JDM E34swere similar in spec to European-market cars and featuredfender-mounted side markers and wraparound bumper trim without reflectors. This example also wears clear corners,ellipsoid headlights, optional shadowline black window trim and aftermarket monochromeroundels. Plastic trim is straight throughout, including rocker trims, rear lip and crack-pronechin spoiler.
Black leather seats are powered in front and heated in both front and rear. Upholstery looksfree of tears or split seamsbut shows nicks and wear commensurate with mileage. Other leather-wrapped surfaces look clean though there isadhesive failure on both right-side door panels. The dash remainsuncracked and free of distortion.
The fat-rimmed M-Tech IInon-airbag wheel is a rare sight in North America but was fitted on some JDMM5s.Instrumentation is clear and features an oil temp gauge built into the tach. Switchgear is intact with bright white lettering and includesdifferent dual-zone automatic climate controls than thoseseen in US-market cars. The onboard computer appears functional with good backlighting.
A moderniPod-enabled Alpine stereo has replaced the original. The trunk has new lid supports and contains an aftermarket amplifier along withwiring for a subwoofer.
The well-detailed engine bay is home to a stock-looking 3.6-liter S38. Regular oil changes have beenperformed andthe radiator shroud was recently replaced, but other service has not been required inthe seller’s three years and1500 miles with the car. Asmall, undiagnosed oil leak leaves a dime-sized patch on the garage floor after sitting for several weeks.
Power is transferred through a Getrag 2805-speedmanualtransmission. The already non-original rear suspension was replaced withnew 535i parts in 2014. Further suspension work included replacement offront sway bar end links and new Sachs struts were installed all around.The stock rearmuffler is rusty but other corrosion appears superficial and limited largely to steelfasteners.
Service recordsinclude over50 pagesfrom the two previous Canadian owners, whilepriorpaperwork isin Japanese. The carhas reportedly been stored in heated garages by allthree of its Canadian owners during winters. The seller is less comfortabledriving the car due toarthritis in his clutchfoot, which is the reason for its sale.
Here is the build sheet information for the car:
Vehicle Identification Number WBSHD91060BK04695
Model M5 – EUR
Development Code E34
Color Schwarz 2 – 668
Upholstery Schwarz Volleder – 0318
Production Plant DINGOLFING
Production Date 1991-04-25
216 Servotronic Servotronic
339 Satin Chrome Shadow Line
401 Sliding/vent Roof, Electric Schiebe-hebedach, Elektrisch
416 Sunblinds Sonnenschutzrollos
423 Floor Mats, Velour Fussmatten In Velours
430 Int/ext Rr Vw Mirror W Aut Anti-dazzle Innen-/aussenspiegel Aut.abblendend
459 Seat Adjustm., Electr. W. Memory Sitzverstellung, Elektr.mit Memory
494 Seat Heating F Driver/front Passenger Sitzheizung Fuer Fahrer/beifahrer
496 Seat Heating For Rear Seats Sitzheizung Fuer Fondsitze
534 Automatic Air Conditioning Klimaautomatik
781 Lm Rad 9jx17 Auf Hinterachse Lm Rad 9jx17 Auf Hinterachse
807 Japan Version Japan-ausfuehrung
818 Main Battery Switch Batteriehauptschalter
925 Shipping Protection Package Versandschutzpaket