Legends never die. Rusty Slammington certainly hasn’t. The E28 BMW 5 Series has been featured on the internet pages of Jalopnik for the better part of a decade, but now it’s finally done, and it’s out there putting BMW nightmares into your children’s heads.
BMW E28s are beautiful because they were designed by Claus Luthe, father of the Ro80, and great to drive because, well, they are old BMWs. The Caccavo family is clearly in love with them.
Most of us never find our automotive soul mate. You know, that one, special car that really speaks to us at the core of our being, the one we would keep around forever.
This is a stripped and caged E28 BMW 528e built for the 24 Hours of LeMons performing some "street testing." The driver is collected. His passenger, Brandon, is less so.
When we started the race in hot, muggy Connecticut, 75 or so cars set out onto the track. When the race session ended at 10:00, only 35 cars were still running... and a BMW E28 had the lead!
The E24 and E28 are pretty similar under the skin, so they get put in the same box here… and in that box, we find mostly sadness! Still, these cars have great LeMons potential, once the bugs have been worked out.