Evaluation: Original | This one-owner car has 22,000 miles but looks like it
has only a tenth as many. Recently serviced at Enthusiast Auto Group. A handful of tiny chips throughout, but they’re easy to ignore. Clean underneath. No serious wear to the interior. A very good example.
Bottom Line: The third-generation (E39) M5 was the first with a V-8 and arguably the best-looking. No longer just used sports sedans, they’re increasingly coveted by BMW fans drawn to their
balanced chassis, balanced styling, and increasingly rare combination of naturally aspirated engine and manual gearbox in a comfortable luxury car. This one didn’t quite equal its original MSRP of 70 grand, but it definitely wouldn’t have sold for this much only a couple of years ago. Mothballed, delivery-mile M5s, meanwhile, are already seriously collectible. Gooding even sold a 500-mile car in Pebble Beach two years ago for $176,000, but this is clearly a better value for someone who wants an M5 to have fun with.