As I find myself knee deep in an expensive bout of repairs for my E28 M5, I’m reminded of the appeal in the flexibility and relative ease of replacement/improvement with the 535is. While I feel beholden (and am often required) to buy M5-specific parts, if it were a 535 it’s much easier to rationalize replacement seats in a new color, or using repairs as an opportunity for some OEM+ modification. The description of today’s 535is leaves some details to be desired, it appears to be a good-looking E28 that could be the basis for a beautiful car.
Click here for details: 1988 BMW 535is on eBay
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: ~ 197,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction, $5,500 Buy It Now
Here is a rare example of a rust free 1988 BMW 535is E28 Alpine white original paint never been in an accident. Clean California title. 5-speed manual transmission, power windows, power door locks, power sunroof, power seats. Recently replaced brake pads catalytic converter rear shocks. This is a really nice keeper if you have time to give it some care.the car doesn’t have any oil leaks, however the interior needs to be reupholstered or swapped. The odometer stopped working couple month back at 197K. If you have any question please give me a call. Thanks for looking.
This looks an ideal project E28. Solid base to start with some little things to start you off that you can feel better about. The odometer gear is a common problem (mine stopped at 196k) and an easy fix whether you want to do it yourself or take it to a local speedo shop. Finding the interior you want would be a great entry into the seemingly-endless depths of mye28.com. No matter what direction you take, you will have found an affordable foundation for a classic sports sedan.