Would You Pay $55,000 For This Well-Kept 1991 BMW M5?

Anyone in the market for a classic sports sedan might want to check out this E34 BMW M5. It’s got 31,230 miles (50,260 km) on the clock, sports a Brilliant Red exterior and
grey leather interior and is said to be in “fantastic original condition.”

The car has been listed for sale on Classic Driver, and the asking price is $55,000. While that may seem like a lot, it could turn out to be worth investing if the car ends up appreciating over time.

While this is not a low-mileage car, the fact that it’s in pristine condition could still turn it into a worthy collectible.

According to the ad, this M5 is fitted with the optional Executive Seating package and comes complete with books, tools, jack and the original spare tire.

It was delivered to its first owner in Maryland in late 1990, where it spent a good portion of its life before being moved to California in 2012 with 27.835 miles (44,796 km) on the odometer. After bouncing around between multiple private collectors, it was finally purchased by the current seller and serviced at a Philadelphia BMW dealer.

Since this is a 1991MY M5, it’s powered by a 3.5-liter straight-six producing 311 HP (315 PS) and 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque, enough to get you from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a little over 6 seconds.

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  • Mr. EP9

    55K? I’m not sure buuuut, it’s a really nice example and clean too.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Fairly low miles for a ’91. Not an insane amout to pay if it really is in as good of shape as the seller says. And yeah, it will appreciate.

  • Big Black Duck

    All I got to say is “Sim Simma””

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Who’s got the keys to my Bimma?

      • Big Black Duck

        I don’t think the rest of them got that one.

  • Alex

    Even if it is somewhat overpriced, it will appreciate and the miles arent that high really. Looks to be in excellent condition. The spare tire wouldnt be useful anymore though lol.

  • Momogg


  • Momogg

    No, thanks.

    For this price I can have the E500.

  • alexxx

    Hell no….☺️
    ‘Car lovers’ that love estates…ffs

  • chamberlin1 .

    You nay sayers are nuts- of course this car is worth $55k. But why in God’s name would you sell it at a fixed price? Bring a Trailer just sold a $55k 2k mile 2003 E39 540i 6 spd. They sold a $58k custom E38 S62 6 spd 740i, crazy money Z3 M Coupes, 850CSi’s, it’s BMW madness over there. Present it well and let the bidders determine value.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      “Bring a Trailer just sold a $55k 2k mile 2003 E39 540i 6 spd.”

      That is ridiculous. Unbelievable…

  • Chris Luftig

    Nice car, but $55k is a little much for a us spec early car without the 4 seat rear and grey interior. I own a 91 M5 in this color, black interior 84k miles, I paid a whopping $400 for it before restoration. Also this car has a 3.6 S38 not the 3.5 liter that came in the e28 M5.

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    • EM1


  • EM1

    Remarkable design, when cars were cars and not just floating infortainment machines.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Probably not.

    And I really like the E34.

  • Giziclown

    No way.

  • ksegg

    Sure, as long as the……….

    1.) Seat Twist Issue
    2.) Low Coolant Issue
    3.) Door Locks Issue (Some doors tend to not lock or unlock, depending on how it feels that day)
    4.) Windows Issue (Some windows tend to not feel like rolling back up. Or down. Again, depending on how it feels that day)
    5.) Extremely heavy trunk that will want to hit you on the head at every chance it gets, or make you lose some fingers.
    6.) Temperamental power steering issue that requires ATF fluid every 3000 miles.
    7.) Classic rubbery BMW MT feel.
    8.) Long clutch feel.
    9.) Faulty fuel gauge. (Huh I’m okay, still at 1/2 tank. 40 seconds later, needle drops to empty, low fuel light comes on, and you’re in the middle of nowhere with no gas stations around.)

    ……….doesn’t bother you.

    Ask me how I know.

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