• BMW M5 collection goes to auction

    29th May 2015 0 Comments
    As you are probably aware by now, 2015 marks 30 years since the BMW M5 was first seen and introduced to the world the idea of the supersaloon. BMW celebration comes in the form of the 30 Years Edition which, while a fitting tribute, is a rather costly way to mark the original supersaloon entering its fourth decade.

    Ooooof.Ooooof.

    So how about an alternative? Next Saturday (June 6) is Classic Cars Auctions’ June sale where six M5s, from E28 to E60, are being auctioned. They have all been sourced from a single collection, built up over just four years.Highlights? Well there’s hardly a bad M5 but the E34 Touring certainly appeals on rarity value. It has been in the UK since 1998 and has a very detailed history up to 2008. It will probably require some light fettling to return it to full health, and the pictures hardly show it off that well, but what a cool car! It goes to auction without a reserve or, as yet, any estimate.

    For those who believe the original is best, CCA’s red E28 M5 will cause a frenzy. A magazine-featured car with a 105/135 condition report from the auction house, it looks a fine example. Values of the first M5 have been rising recently so it will be interesting to see what this car makes. It too enters the auction room without reserve.

    And for something a little more modern

    And for something a little more modern

    Also in the collection are 3.6 and 3.8 E34s, an Imola Red E39 and a 25th anniversary E60. The latter is #7 of, you’ve guessed it, 25 produced and in a very nice spec of Frozen Grey paint with black leather and piano black wood. Its estimate is £25-28,000.Away from the M5s for just a second, the auction is full of other tempting lots. Like an M3. An E36 Evolution saloon is already an interesting car, but this is the very one featured on that motoring show we can’t discuss when three middle-aged men took three sports saloons to Germany. There’s an Alpina E36 Touring too…

    Right, enough BMW. Keep a look out as well for a Lancia Fulvia with an estimate of £5-6,000, a Mini Cooper built by Marcos, a fantastic Maserati Ghibli Cup and a Mercedes 500E. Anything BMW can do…

    See the full lot list here.