Leap Day: 1988 BMW 535i E28

Welcome to Leap Day on DT, where we look at cars ready to take the Leap from depreciated crap to appreciating classic:  I’ve got to admit that I have a soft spot for the E28 generation BMW 5-series…particularly the zippy 535i with a manual gearbox.  I’ve personally driven 2 of them to their unfortunate death in the 24 Hours of LeMons (sorry about that…had to be done) but I’m (somewhat) happy to see prices rise (probably because people have bashed them into Cadillac Hearses on racetracks…again, sorry about that) and see the E28 get the respect is deserves.  Regardless…this guy is asking a lot for an old BMW. Find this 1988 BMW 535i offered for $7,500 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.

 From the seller:

1988 bmw 535i

condition: excellent

cylinders: 6 cylinders

drive: rwd

fuel: gas

odometer: 214607

paint color: black

size: full-size

title status: clean

transmission: manual

type: sedan

1988 BMW 535i Black with Pearl Beige interior

A practical classic, this BMW 535i (E28) can be driven daily or as a stylish weekend cruiser.

This BMW is adult owned and is in very nice condition. It comes with 22 years of service records ($38,000 spent) from local vintage BMW experts -Vanguard Motors in San Francisco. It shows 214,XXX miles on a non-functioning odometer (common problem) Garage kept for over 20 years, clean inside and out with a few scratches and small dings, clearly shown photos. This BMW 535i runs well and is driven regularly, it features a pair of clean 528e seats installed in front, and the original 535i seats (driver seat ripped) included with the sale.

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