12th May, 2024 12:00

The Bolesworth Castle May 2024 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
Lot 43
 

1992 BMW M5
***NO RESERVE*** A range-topping E34 from BMW's M Division, an increasingly rare opportunity

Registration - K462 KWW

Chassis No. - WBSHC92000GE00042

M.O.T. - January 2925

Odometer - 191,000

Fast becoming an iconic model, wearing a legendary badge, this beautifully-maintained BMW M5 is already a modern classic. ‘K462 KWW’ is a second-generation version of BMW’s M5 range, powered by the Munich firm’s famous 3.8-litre straight-six petrol engine. Driving the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, this stealthy super-saloon can still embarrass many sportscars now, let alone at the time it was new. And of course, that’s not simply in a straight line – BMW’s M Division sprinkled its expertise over the suspension and chassis, ensuring the M5 helped build up the German giant’s now famous reputation for driving dynamics. ‘K462 KWW’ is stylishly presented in black with an Alcantara grey interior which features factory-fitted items such as a sunroof, BMW M alloys, and electric seats. During the vendor’s 16-year ownership, the car was kept off the road from 2014 to 2021, and has had considerable work carried out. It has been largely taken apart, and rewelded where necessary, including jack-in points, inner seals, and floors. The engine has had a full upper rebuild, timing chain and tensioner updated, new clutch, and a reconditioned prop-shaft. The suspension has seen new springs fitted at the front, as well as bushes, joints, and steering joints, while the brakes have new disks and pads all round, with new front callipers. Other work carried out includes new radiators, alternator, water pump, hoses, headlining, and wiper linkage, with the valve clearances carried out twice. And of course, all of this has been documented, with a huge file of paperwork. It is offered with an MOT to 21 April 2025, which does have an advisory for cracked rear tyres, but these will be replaced prior to sale. In addition, the car comes with a full spare, jack, and tool-kit.

The vendor describes ‘K462 KWW’ as being in ‘good’ condition throughout, from engine and transmission, to cabin, electrics, paintwork, and bodywork, indicating that this M5 is ready to be driven with no real work required straight away, with the amount of work carefully carried out meaning the buyer can likely shrug off the indicated 191,000 miles showing on the odometer.

The BMW M5 technically began with the E28 model in 1985, though this had a ‘soft-launch’ the year before with the M535i, showing just what BMW’s M Division could do, and how well it would be received; the company hasn’t looked back. Originally featuring a 3.5-litre straight six engine, the first generation M5 E28 was superseded in 1988 by the E34 model, which saw the fitment of the M1 supercar’s fabulous straight-six under the bonnet. It reinforced the badge perfectly, and established the M5 as one of the practical performance cars of the late 80s. In 1992 it was revised, with adaptive suspension, performance brakes, and a new 3.8-litre engine, before the introduction of the E39 BMW M5 in 1998, which dropped the straight-six engine in favour of a more powerful V8.

· Extensively reconditioned example of BMW’s E34 M5.

· Carefully maintained, with comprehensive service history and folder of work carried out.

· Highly-sought after model offered in ‘good’ condition throughout.

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

Sold for £11,925

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - K462 KWW

Chassis No. - WBSHC92000GE00042

M.O.T. - January 2925

Odometer - 191,000

Fast becoming an iconic model, wearing a legendary badge, this beautifully-maintained BMW M5 is already a modern classic. ‘K462 KWW’ is a second-generation version of BMW’s M5 range, powered by the Munich firm’s famous 3.8-litre straight-six petrol engine. Driving the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, this stealthy super-saloon can still embarrass many sportscars now, let alone at the time it was new. And of course, that’s not simply in a straight line – BMW’s M Division sprinkled its expertise over the suspension and chassis, ensuring the M5 helped build up the German giant’s now famous reputation for driving dynamics. ‘K462 KWW’ is stylishly presented in black with an Alcantara grey interior which features factory-fitted items such as a sunroof, BMW M alloys, and electric seats. During the vendor’s 16-year ownership, the car was kept off the road from 2014 to 2021, and has had considerable work carried out. It has been largely taken apart, and rewelded where necessary, including jack-in points, inner seals, and floors. The engine has had a full upper rebuild, timing chain and tensioner updated, new clutch, and a reconditioned prop-shaft. The suspension has seen new springs fitted at the front, as well as bushes, joints, and steering joints, while the brakes have new disks and pads all round, with new front callipers. Other work carried out includes new radiators, alternator, water pump, hoses, headlining, and wiper linkage, with the valve clearances carried out twice. And of course, all of this has been documented, with a huge file of paperwork. It is offered with an MOT to 21 April 2025, which does have an advisory for cracked rear tyres, but these will be replaced prior to sale. In addition, the car comes with a full spare, jack, and tool-kit.

The vendor describes ‘K462 KWW’ as being in ‘good’ condition throughout, from engine and transmission, to cabin, electrics, paintwork, and bodywork, indicating that this M5 is ready to be driven with no real work required straight away, with the amount of work carefully carried out meaning the buyer can likely shrug off the indicated 191,000 miles showing on the odometer.

The BMW M5 technically began with the E28 model in 1985, though this had a ‘soft-launch’ the year before with the M535i, showing just what BMW’s M Division could do, and how well it would be received; the company hasn’t looked back. Originally featuring a 3.5-litre straight six engine, the first generation M5 E28 was superseded in 1988 by the E34 model, which saw the fitment of the M1 supercar’s fabulous straight-six under the bonnet. It reinforced the badge perfectly, and established the M5 as one of the practical performance cars of the late 80s. In 1992 it was revised, with adaptive suspension, performance brakes, and a new 3.8-litre engine, before the introduction of the E39 BMW M5 in 1998, which dropped the straight-six engine in favour of a more powerful V8.

· Extensively reconditioned example of BMW’s E34 M5.

· Carefully maintained, with comprehensive service history and folder of work carried out.

· Highly-sought after model offered in ‘good’ condition throughout.

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

Auction: The Bolesworth Castle May 2024 Classic & Performance Car Auction, 12th May, 2024

Our June auction of classic and performance cars

Viewing Days:
Saturday 11th May,12 noon - 6pm
Sunday 12th May 9am - 12 noon

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