BMW'S STILLBORN M5 CABRIO REVEALED
Secret E34 prototype revealed at M5's birthday bash
As the story goes, the M5 convertible project was so well advanced that BMW had even allocated show space at Geneva for a grand reveal. Then just a week before the big event, Bavarian top brass pulled the plug on the project, fearing a convertible 5 series would pinch sales from the highly successful 3 series rag-top.
At least one E34 M5 version of the car was built, however, as these pictures published by Autocar attest. The car was apparently revealed to a 'select' group of media at recent birthday celebrations for the M5's 25th anniversary.
Not us though, and to think we even sent a card. (They didn't get it? Blame the postal strike...)