If you are going to drive a classy wagon that is somewhere between being new and being a classic, I can’t think of a better car than the E39 generation BMW 5-series. This is the car that your random neighbor will think is newish, but BMWphiles will know it is over 20 years old and […]
BMW wagon owners always complain that BWM didn’t export their best engine/transmission options into their wagons for the US market — and it’s true! The E34 5-series had a V8 and a 6-speed option, but it was never available together on the wagon…perhaps because they assumed wagon owners were family men/women who wanted to just cruise. Anyway, if you want the wagon and you want to have fun, you’ll need to find one that has been modified like this next beast, which is now powered by an E36 M3 drivetrain. Find this 1993 BMW 524iT with S52 inline-6 swap bidding for $5,000 in Burlington, VT via eBay. Tip from Cory.
This next car checks the all boxes; manual gearbox, check. Wagon, check. Inline-6, check. Rear-wheel-drive, check. Headliner…errr…that’s missing….and the miles are high, so you will need to do some tidying before you let the wife drive it…but manual transmission rear-drive wagons don’t grow on trees. Find this 1992 BMW 525iT offered for $6500 in Long Beach, […]
The Christian feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th, (the word Epiphany comes from the ancient Greek work Τheophaneia meaning “vision of God”) and is a commemoration of the three Magi visiting the infant Jesus. Around here we celebrate the Epiphany by posting 3 cars, one for each of the magi, next up […]
DT E-i-C Vince: It seems that everybody is putting together fantastic lists of classic junk from their local craigslist. Apparently, Alaska is not only a great place for changing the name of your local hill, but it is also a great place to pickup a derelict cheap BMW. Take it away Zach Z! — Tips […]
The clever German title above translates to “clean bar of soap.” I’d also like to remind readers that Sauber is the Formula 1 team that BMW owned from 2005 through 2009. They had mixed successes, but it was the debut team for 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel – where he started his F1 career as […]