1998 BMW 523i M TECH MANUAL – 136,000 MILES – £8,950

The 5 series was undoubtedly the large luxury car to beat in the 1990s with bulletproof build quality and reliability.

I drove a succession of 8 BMW GB company cars covering 10k miles in each and can report that I didn’t encounter one fault, rattle or defect!

Specialist firms like Alpina, Schnitzer and Hartge were available to modify the models to customers orders as the standard cars had a limited amount of options available.

This stunning Arctic silver example was fitted with Alpina body styling, Alloys, sports exhaust and m tech suspension years ago and still looks fresh today.

With 170 bhp and a slick gearbox, she drives really well with that over-engineering feel only 1990s German cars can offer.

There is a great history file including original service and handbooks, and she has been well maintained.

Supplied fully inspected, serviced with 12 months warranty.

INCLUDED IN EVERY SALE

– Workshop inspection and report inc photo library
– Engine compression check and boroscope
– Full service inc engine tune
– New mot inspection (inc exempt cars)
– Detailed valet inc Dynoglaze paint treatment
– Free delivery in covered trailers
– Detailed handover inc “user tips”
– Travel spares kit inc fluids etc
– 12 months comprehensive warranty
– Free collection/delivery and loan car if necessary
– Free 11 month warranty checkover and service