Yes….this is one of those unicorns!
We found a 518i sitting inside a barn for almost 10 years, not exposed to sunlight, cold, heat, whatsoever.
Car was put back on the road but we swapped out the dashboard for one more matching the rest of the car.
This one is just pristine, we went over it multiple times and couldn’t find a single flaw!
Reason why it survived is multiple reasons…..it hasn’t seen sunlight and UV for many years is one, the other reason is the car did not have A/C meaning it didn’t heat-up/cooled-down all the time but another is that it was not exposed to stress!
Stress?? Yes….we all know our fast and powerful E28’s do put stress on the chassis, this also ends up in the dashboard. If the dash gets older and harder it tends to crack easier under stress. The 518i only has 105HP and not too much torque, so there you go 😉
Color is original standard factory anthracite / black, fits all E28’s