Taiga Green 1987 BMW 535is

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Coming from some dude who is living the dream and has a barn with unique and obscure German metal under covers, we have a very uniquely-colored E28. Resprayed in the 70s hue Taiga Green, this 535is looks very clean and would stand out at any 5er show. A dead odo means the mileage is unknown, and while it’s nice to know that he’s recently started it up, the combination of very occasional drives and an unknown history leaves a lot of questions. A lot of that will have to be explored before judging if the price is fair, but it certainly looks cool!

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Year: 1987
Model: 535is
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: Unknown
Price: $5,500 Buy It Now

Click for more details: 1987 BMW 535is on eBay

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You are looking at my 1987 535is that I bought from one of my mechanics 1.5 years ago. I am a BMW enthusiast and own quite a few along with other makes. My mechanic aquired this car from one of his other customers that had already purchased a newer BMW and this one had sat for some time. In no particular order parts were replaced: valve cover gaskets, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, various hoses, radiator, belts, AC compressor, valves adjusted, fluids etc. I purchased the car after the work was done and have driven it sparingly since then. It sits in my warehouse under cover and I take it out about once every few months. I drove her today, she fired right up and ran as she should. All of your windows work, the power seats all function with the exception of the driver headrest. The seats were redyed and look good. The sport seats are still sport seats, not flat like a comfort!

1998 BMW 540i

Our friends over at Jalopnik ran a feature this week regarding the best budget cars ever made. While the focus of that piece was more on cheap and cheerful, how much performance can $5,000 buy these days? More than you would think. This 1998 BMW 540i for sale in New York has done just a touch over 100,000 miles and has the all important 6-speed manual gearbox hooked up to its 4.4 liter V8.

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Year: 1998
Model: 540i
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 103,600 mi
Price: $5,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 BMW 540i on eBay

Year: 1998

Make: BMW

Model: 540i

Transmission: 6-speed manual

Mileage: 103K

Review: The BMW 540i has it all…very safe and reliable, CD player, power locks and windows and leather interior. The 540i has serious performance with 300 Horsepower. This car has a beautiful rare model color, Canyonrot Metallic and is a very comfortable, enjoyable ride. Well maintained and easy to own! Call today to come in for a test drive, you won’t be disappointed! One rust bubble by license plate screw and rocker panel.

My name is Rob you can call or text me @ (585) 750-6914

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Sure, a $5,000 540i such as this will cost you more to run than the average subcompact, but this car looks straight and the interior is clean, which would lead me to believe it was well cared for. Considering the low cost of entry, you could feasibly run a car like this for a few years for what you may pay for a brand new compact car. Meanwhile, you’d have infinitely more smiles per mile. This car’s particular color combination isn’t my favorite, but I could live with it. With E39 M5 prices on the rise, the 540i 6-speed offers a lower cost alternative while delivering a lot of the charms of that Autobahn stormer.…

1988 Alpina B11 3.5

Back in June, we featured an E32 Alpina B11 for sale from our friends at North Shore Autosport. Only 332 of these were produced and here comes yet another for sale in Germany. However, if you weren’t keen on the automatic gearbox in the one featured in June, then you’re in luck. This one has three pedals.

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Year: 1988
Model: Alpina B11 3.5
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 125,000 km (~ 77,671 mi)
Price: €29,950 (~ $40,300 USD)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Alpina B11 3.5 on AutoScout24

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The ’89 Alpina B11 that was for sale at North Shore Autosport was up for sale at $23,800. While dear for an E32, that’s at least a more believable figure than what is being asked for this example, manual transmission or not. It’s hard to place a value on rare machines like this, but it would take a special person to bite on this B11 at this price. In a few years times, these may start pulling big dollars, but if other performance oriented BMWs are any indicator, it will be the smaller 3 and 5 series Alpinas that will bring the big money, with the larger, more luxurious models slightly lagging behind.

-Paul

1988 BMW M5

We’ve seen quite a few examples of the e28 M5 come across EBay lately, which primarily seems an attempt by those sellers to test the market and see how high the e30 M3 has pushed up prices. So there isn’t a ton left to be said about these cars. Many of those we’ve featured have failed to sell, but that problem should not arise for the present example: a 1988 BMW M5 with 108,399 miles located in Houston. The seller has put this car up with no reserve so at the very least this will provide us a glimpse onto the current market. Even 25 years on, the e28 M5 is still a fantastic looking car with sleek lines emphasized by just a touch of aggression.

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Year: 1988
Model: M5
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 108,399 mi
Price: Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 BMW M5 on EBay

Greetings folks,

Up for grabs is a well maintained rust free example of a beauful classic. Of the 1200 or so imported, roughly 500 are known to be in good shape. This has been a 2 owner car and has been religiously serviced by both of us. The first owner was an elderly gentleman who had it till he could no longer drive it. Garaged most of its life.

This car has been maintained to preserve its originality. I have most maintenance records since birth till its most recent service. The elderly original owner was an enthusiast, trading in his 1983 533i for this M5 in November 1988 for $48.9k. I have copies of the original bill of sale and all books.

My first intro to M-powered BMWs was an e30 M3 that I purchased 15 years ago. Since then, the addiction has worsened. I get goose bumps everytime I get in this car.

1991 BMW M5

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Any M5 under 100k miles is currently getting a lift in value, and while the E34 may occasionally be overlooked by the more-notable M5s that came before and after, it is not immune to this appreciation. Today’s comes well cared for with apparent attention to the S38’s all-important maintenance and just 77k miles. At almost $22k, this is nice E34 M5 going for what was recently immaculate-puff price.

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Year: 1991
Model: M5
Engine: 3.6l S38B36 inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 77,000 mi
Price: $19,900 Buy It Now

Click for More Details: 1991 BMW M5 on eBay

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This beautiful 1991 M5 with only 77k miles has been owned by three non-smoking adult owners. It has received meticulous care it’s entire life. Never seen snow or salt, southern car most of its life, always garaged. Absolutely no rust! You will be amazed by the condition. Recent maintenance includes new Toyo tires and engine valve adjustment. Modifications/upgrades include stainless brake lines, short shifter, Eibach springs and Bilstein sport shocks, otherwise all original, removed parts are included in sale including original turbine wheels. Wheels shown on car are OEM BMW. Records since new including all oil changes. All body panel numbers match. Car Fax.

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It’s cool that it comes will all original equipment, including the polarizing turbine wheels, but this is actually my favorite use of these E39 wheels yet. Normally they strike me as trying too hard, but they look great here. This is a very nice M5, but the price has my head spinning a bit.

-NR

Heap of the Week Double Take: Make your own Callaway Turbo M6?

Bored? Inspired by our “Shark Week” and Reader Ride – Callaway Turbo features? Well, here’s a double heap just for you then. Today we have not one, but two shark projects. The first is a mega-mile but uber-rare Callaway turbo 633 that was reportedly installed at the dealer; the second, a gutless M6. Could you make one crazy beast out of the duo? It may just be worth the shot for the right handy person. Let’s look at the Callaway first:

Year: 1983
Model: 633 CSi
Engine: 3.2 liter turbocharged inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 275,000 mi
Price: $2,400 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 BMW 633 CSi Callaway Turbo on eBay

Up for Sale is a 1983 BMW 633 CSI with a dealer installed Callaway turbo system. It has a tan interior with Recaro front seats and black leather rear seats. The odometer says 106k miles as it was swapped in from a different car. Car also has original Gold 16” BBS wheels.
I have spent dozens of hours and over $1500 in parts/service alone.

Paint and body need a bit of work in various places. Hood and truck were resprayed metallic green (why green i do not know) Will need new front tires again after an alignment.

The car starts right up, runs and drives well
Automatic transmission
Magna Flow Exhaust
Brakes in good shape
Newly tinted windows
Full sized spare
Engine runs a bit rich at the moment
Cabin heats well and blower fans work.
Front and rear windows work as does the sunroof
Aftermarket radio with iPod connectivity
Located in Boise, ID 83709
Need it sold to cover a family members bills and its just taking up space.
USA bidders only
Buyer is responsible for arranging shipping
No returns or warranty, sold as is

Here is a list of the items recently serviced and repaired.

1993 BMW 525iT

Wagons are our thing here at GCFSB, and even though our second installment of Wagon Week just ended, we’ll always throw in a favorite five door in the mix here and there. Shortly after Audi introduced Quattro and turbocharging to the wagon formula, BMW decided to take it’s 3 series Touring idea up one notch bigger with the E34 5 series Touring. Available with a number of engines, including a fire-breathing M5 variant that was verboten for US customers, these haulers became the darling of the well-to-do leisure set. This 525i Touring for sale in Florida isn’t perfect, but for someone looking for a solid base that needs a few finishing touches, this would be a prime candidate.

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Year: 1993
Model: 525iT
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 89,000 mi
Price: $6,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 BMW 525iT on eBay

1993 BMW 525i TOURING WAGON Low miles 89K great condition

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Selling my 1993 BMW 525i Touring wagon with only 89K original miles, in great mechanical and cosmetic condition. I bought this wagon from a family who had it as a third car in Miami Beach, and did not have much use. I have extensive work history for the car.

After buying this wagon earlier this year, I had my mechanic (German Autos in Pompano Beach) go over everything, spending over $2000 to make suspension repairs, tune up, etc. I bought a set of 16” BBS – BMW wheels from a 740i, which are the same style as the OEM, but in 16”, better looking than the stock 15”. I had the wheels refinished.

I had the car professionally painted, spending over $2,000. (see picture below while the wagon was being painted). This wagon comes with the hard to find roof rack crossbars.

2000 BMW 740i Sport

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In my E23 post the other day, I mentioned that one of the big Bimmers I want in my barn is an E38 7er, one of the best-looking full-size sedans ever produced. An E38 740iL Sport has begun parking across the street from my house, and has reminded me of how clean its lines are. Even more taught in the 740i Sport model, this is very near the model I would have. Bringing the ever-lovely Shadowline trim and using suspension and 18″ M-Parallels to back up the Sport moniker, these cars are the business in multiple ways. With just 77k miles, this example in Texas should find a good car barn to inhabit.

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Year: 2000
Model: 740i Sport
Engine: 4.4l V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 77,361
Price: $10,200

Click for more details: 2000 BMW 740i Sport for sale on Craigslist San Antonio

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I’ve decided to sell my 740i to buy an E39 M5. The car has only 78k and was dealer serviced the majority of its life in Houston. I have the maintenance records. I have owned the car since Dec 2012. Car needs nothing as it sits and is turnkey. CAR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION INSIDE & OUT. KThere are a few minor cosmetic faultS I will list as follows:
1) Small rear bumper trim piece slightly fading.
2) Piece of wood trim slightly cracked.
3) Very minor rock chips on the front end.

K40 Laser diffuser/jammer installed. The BEST radar detector made. Costs $1500

Car is solid & fast and has no oil, power steering or water leaks leaks whatsoever.

Just looking to upgrade.

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Moving up to an E39 M5 is a hard choice to fault, and there’s no question which car is higher on my list. But when it comes to entertaining, big, luxurious sedans, the first one that comes to mind for me is the E38 740i Sport.…

Wednesday Wheels: Rota Alpina-style 15×6 Turbine Wheels

Okay, okay, they’re not actually Alpina wheels, but if you’re looking for a lot of style on a budget, Rota produces some great looking replica wheels. These are no exception; from even a slight distance most enthusiasts would be hard pressed to tell these apart from the real deal. Get close and the differences are noticeable, but then so is the price. If you’re building a budget replica or just want some class while taking the real wheels off the road for show only, this might just be a great option for you!

Year: 1967-1976
Model: 2002
Diameter: 15″
Width: 6″
Bolt Pattern: 4 x 100
Offset: ET 29
Condition: New
Tires: Not Included
Price: $699 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Rota “Alpina Style” Turbine wheels on eBay

Please read entire ad before bidding. (4) ROTA R20 rims, Alpina Style, specifically made for the 1967-1976 BMW 2002 Model (Chassis e10). New in the box, never been installed. Specs 15X6.0, 4X100 P.C.D, et+29mm, 57.1mm Hub Bore. Includes: (4) Rims, (4) Large Silver Center Caps, & (4) Small Black Center Caps. Valve Stem, Lug Nuts, & Tires NOT INCLUDED! Buyer is responsible for confirming fitment.

$68 UPS Ground shipping 48 states. CA Residents add 8.75% sales tax. I will only ship to a CONFIRMED Paypal address. If you do not have a confirmed address, please either confirm or please do not bid. All sales FINAL.

Rota has earned a bit of an unfair reputation as cheap wheels. From what I’ve seen, their quality isn’t far off many of the OEM wheels, so I’m not sure where the problem lies – but most of the issues I’ve seen are on more wide-open spoke designs in a much larger size. If you’re concerned, these probably aren’t the best track wheels, but for a daily driver?…

2002 BMW M Coupe sunroof delete

The BMW M Coupe has become the darling of the hardcore Bimmer enthusiast, providing a lot of power in a small package that, in the words of Car and Driver “makes you do bad things.” In 2001, the original E36/8 M Coupe was given a heart transplant in the form of the S54 engine, a 3.2 liter inline-6 pumping out 315 horsepower. While it only offered 15 more pound-feet of torque than the outgoing S52 motor, the upper limits of the rev range was where this new engine came alive, providing addictive amounts of power at higher RPMs. This particular M Coupe for sale in Maryland is very rare, as it is a sunroof delete model, adding even a bit more sporting flair to an already mental package.

Year: 2002
Model: M Coupe
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 50,633 mi
Price: $32,750 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 BMW M Coupe on eBay

I am pleased to offer this beautiful 2002 S54 BMW M Coupe in Titanium Silver over Black leather. 1 of 5 produced. Rare Sunroof-Delete Model and very desirable S54 engine. This coupe is nearly flawless, has spent its entire life in the hands of a collector, and has always been rested in an indoor garage. The odometer shows just over 50k miles, with very little wear on the interior or exterior. All VIN stickers are present and the body has never seen any paint or body work – 100% original. The coupe smells, drive, and looks brand new. The interior is a 9.5 out of 10, with only the very pickiest eyes noticing any wear on the driver seat or shift knob. The exterior is a 9.5 out of 10, with only one or two very small scratches or rock chips from driving (only noticeable from 12 inches away).