This Hand-Built BMW M5 Is The Best Value M Car On The Market Right Now

For Sale

E34 M5 values certainly haven't skyrocketed like the E30 M3.

When browsing the internet for old BMW M cars, it's not uncommon to see numbers that would make a wallet cry. Case in point: we recently spotted an E30 M3 Evo that was commanding a $140,000 price tag. There are some M cars that are surprisingly affordable right now, but most of the "truly classic" M cars are astronomically expensive. M division models like the M1, E30 M3, and E28 M5 were all hand-built, low-production models that are considered classics by today's standards. Now that M cars are built by machines, these old models are desirable.

The E30 M3 is now way beyond most people's budgets. However, there is one hand-built M Division car that hasn't reached the peak of the appreciation mountain, the E34 M5. Many people forget about the E34 generation because it was not the original M5, nor was it the legendary E39 M5 that has now become an automotive benchmark for over a decade. Still, this under-appreciated M5 has some amazing features that make it special. For starters, it was the last hand-built M car, and had the same basic engine found in the M1 supercar. The US model received a 3.6-liter S38 inline-six with 310 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.

You Might Also Like
14 New Cars You Have To See At The 2018 Paris Motor Show
14 New Cars You Have To See At The 2018 Paris Motor Show
10 Awesome Concepts That Became Boring Production Cars
10 Awesome Concepts That Became Boring Production Cars

Don't expect one of these cars to be a maintenance-free experience, but used prices are very reasonable. We found a Brilliant Red 1991 example for sale for just $10,000. The car is located in Massachusetts, and the owner has listed the car on the M5board forum. The owner has done a valiant job of listing the many items that have been replaced on the car, which are too many to discuss here. No one would expect an old M car of this age to not have some wear-and-tear, but the car has also traveled an impressive 215,000 miles. It's amazing to think that a hand-built car has lasted for so long, but the body seems to be in good shape with original paint that's starting to fade slightly. Thankfully, there is no rust.

If there is a better value M car on the market, we haven't found it. We aren't sure why the market for the E34 M5 is still so low, but it's only a matter of time before it follows the way of other M cars. The E39 may be one of the greatest sport sedans ever built, but the E34 is even more driver-focused and may be the better value right now.

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$102,600

Related Reviews

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Review: 5 Reasons You Should Buy This  Over The BMW M5
Test Drive
73
2016 Cadillac CTS-V Review: 5 Reasons You Should Buy This Over The BMW M5
2018 BMW M5 First Drive Review: Truly Two Cars In One
First Drive
21
2018 BMW M5 First Drive Review: Truly Two Cars In One
2018 BMW M5 Review
Model Overview
0
2018 BMW M5 Review
2019 BMW M5 Competition First Drive Review: The Competition Spec Awakens The Force
First Drive
10
2019 BMW M5 Competition First Drive Review: The Competition Spec Awakens The Force