Owning an E28 BMW M5
‘I bought it at the height of the fuel crisis in 1993 when nobody wanted them,’ says E28 M5 owner Stuart Blount. ‘It’s been very well used – it’s covered over 150,000 miles and we’ve done over 100,000 of them. I’ve driven 1000 in the last fortnight. ‘It was written off in 2015 after it was hit by a Land Rover square-on at 60mph, but I couldn’t bear to be parted from it so the rear end is new and it’s had a complete glass-out respray. It took two years to get all the parts together.
‘They need regular maintenance and you must stick to the service schedule – don’t let it run for years on the same oil, which you could if you’re only doing a limited mileage. I bin the tyres after five or six years, regardless of mileage. The radiator blew recently and I found a new one through BMW, and I had a stainless steel exhaust built for it in 1993 which is still on the car. Other than that, all it’s needed in 25 years were wear-and-tear items. On a run it returns 22mpg, which is not bad.’