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
condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 238000
odometer broken
paint color: white
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
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!

See a better way to drive something classic?