The E12 generation BMW 530i went on sale in the USA way back in 1975, but this next car doesn’t look like an 70s malaise mobile or a carried over 60s design. Compare it to a Mercury Monarch or a W115 Mercedes-Benz and the Paul Bracq designed E12 looks downright modern and cool. Factor in the rugged BMW M30 inline-6 mated to a 4-speed manual and you’ve got a car that you could drive everyday if you wanted. Win win. Find this 1976 BMW 530i E12 offered for $9,950 in Austin, TX via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Picture this: You are cruising down the road in some kind of bland econorollabox that you picked up at a local used car lot from a sweaty guy named Sal, when out of nowhere you are blinded by majestic burst of resplendent silver. Bright. So Bright. Fireflies dance before your eyes and a striking centaur […]
The E12 generation (1972-1981) was the first executive class BMW to wear the 5-series badge. With a the Gruppo Bertone born design, Paul Bracq penned and Claus Luthe facelifted (post 1976), the E12 is a classic you can afford to drive every day. Find this 1980 BMW 528i offered for $5,000 in SF Bay Area, […]
Checkout this 1976 BMW 530i E12 here on eBay bidding for $1,525 reserve-not-met with auction ending on Saturday at 11:47AM PST. From eBay auction: Item specifics Condition: Used Year: 1976 Interior Color: Tan Make: BMW Number of Cylinders: 6 Model: 5-Series Transmission: Manual Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door Body Type: Sedan Engine: 3.0L 2985CC l6 GAS […]
The first car to wear a 5 Series badge was the E12 generation of BMW’s executive platform, and technically the 5 was a designation that this was the fifth generation of BMW’s New Class platform. Regardless of naming convention, the Gruppo Bertone conceived, Paul Bracq designed and Claus Luthe facelifted (post 1976) E12 is a […]
The Paul Bracq designed E12 luxury sedan was the first BMW to wear the 5-series name. It was a huge leap forward in performance and build quality when compared to the E3 (aka Bavaria) it replaced, but isn’t quite as well built as the E28. Fortunately prices for a nice E12 are very favorable for […]
We haven’t featured many E12s on these pages, probably because they come from the worst years of smog restriction (that causes major problems here in Cali) and it is overshadowed by the faster and more capable E28. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the Paul Bracq designed 5er, and what better way to demonstrate that […]
Giotto di Bondone (1266-1377 1337) was a Florence born artist who is often credited as being the father of the Italian Renaissance. His fantastically detailed frescoes cover walls of many Italian churches and his work in perspective and the human form was something not seen for over 1000 years in Europe. Giotto did not invent […]