Classic German: 1985 BMW 535i E28
With the current rise in prices for “cool” cars, I wonder how many more years will the E28 generation BMW 5-series be as affordable? The E28 (1981-1998) offers a purity of driving experience undulled by electronic power steering, stability control, traction control or any number of electronic nannies found in modern cars…and they have a grill that isn’t hideous like a new BMW grill. Find this 1985 BMW 535i E28 offered for $5,200 in Downey, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1985 BMW 535i E28
cylinders: 6 cylinders
paint color: white
title status: clean
Selling my beloved 1985 BMW 535i E28 sedan
Just purchased a truck for work duties and unfortunately do not have any room to keep this
Clean title with pink slip in hand under my name
Valid registration 2023 – smog certificate in hand
Original Alpine white on tan / beige interior
— 238k miles on odometer
— M30B34 3.5 liter inline 6-cylinder engine
— Automatic transmission
— Power windows / locks / mirrors / sunroof
— 15” ARE 398 wheels with fresh tires
— Remote central locking alarm system
— JBL upgraded sound system
— JBL GT Series rear subwoofer
— New catalytic converter
— New O2 sensors
Has a few cosmetic flaws but body is straight for the most part. Interior is clean for its age, minor wear on driver seat and steering wheel.
Normal things for a 30+ year old car but overall great shape for what it is.
No check engine lights on, no leaks.
Does not over heat. The car is road worthy and ready for long trips.
Asking price is $5,200 cash
No trades, no financing.
Bring your mechanic to come check it out!
Thanks for viewing!
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Looks like a winner and a great highway tourer. The period-correct wheels are really the cherry on this sundae. The fact that they’re ARE and not BBS is perfect. It tells everyone, “I’m stylish, but I’m not a yuppie.”
Makes me want to retire and invent impossible errands. “I’m headed out for a good 5c cigar, left-handed spanner and a pack of red pistachios.” Am I whining if I ask whether it’s feasible to swap in a stick and what color I should paint it?