Classic Cars – The BMW 5 Series
When it comes to the used car sector one car has dominated above all others: the BMW 5 Series. For almost 40 years this has been the world’s favourite executive saloon and there’s no sign of it slowing down.The original 1972 design is a true classic. It lasted, with only a few minor revisions, right the way through until 1987. The earliest versions are few and far between. Most have rusted away or been sold as scrap, but collectors do value them and a good condition early model can fetch almost 2,000 pounds.
The first major upgrade came with the E34 which featured a host of high performance models culminating in the outstanding M5. It has become a staple with used car buyers over the years. Durable and reliable it’s the kind of car you can drive for a couple of years for a little bit of cheap motoring. It picked up where the original left off and ran until 1996, when the E39 was already earning a reputation as an all time great in the four door saloon market.
Thanks to improved power, outstanding handling and rock solid reliability it has fostered …