Welcome to Week in Review, where we’ll take a look at some of the vehicles featured on GCFSB over the last couple of weeks:
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The E28 5 series I feel is currently basking in some of the E30 popularity glow. Other than the original M5, these cars went relatively forgotten for many years after the E34 and E39 knocked the mid-sized sport/luxury sedan ball out of the park. Now with new cars becoming ever bloated and filled with gadgetry, those looking for the simple driving pleasures still have a car they can go back to for a relatively reasonable entrance fee. Of the non M E28s, the 535is is the one to have, as it included some trick styling pieces, upgraded seating and tighter suspension. While this 5er for sale in Kentucky is only a 535i, it’s got a motor upgrade from the E34 5 series, a 5-speed manual box and a lot of the bits and pieces that gave the is version it’s aggressive stance.
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 91,193 mi
Price: Reserve auction
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 BMW 535i on eBay
-1985 BMW 535i. E28.
-E34 motor swap done at professional BMW shop (No Documentation)
-New springs/Bilstein shocks
-New BBS 16 wheels.
-New professional Paint BC/CC Sikkens. Car wore *original paint with no rust prior to respray.
-Blacked out trim and charcoal gray bc/cc on tail light trim, bumper tops and kidneys.
-Shaved rear power antenna.
-Front and rear spoilers.
-Everything works great, drives well. Onboard computer works good, no lights on.
-Power windows, seats, cruise, A/C blows cold, etc.
-You can run historic plates and cheaper insurance!
-Car stored indoors always, climate controlled the last couple years for sure.
-Original window stickers and manual (I think I’m the 3rd owner).
-Does have a crack in the dash (behind steering wheel).
-Quarter size power steering leak from older felt style hose. Engine and trans are dry.
-New Alpine stereo with Bluetooth/ hands free. Small Alpine amp, sub, new factory size alpine speakers (have documents, just done at reputable stereo shop) Nothing cut! Still have original tape deck, which works.
-Clean, clear KY title in my name.
-Reserve is much less than what I have invested, don’t want to sell. Just need a daily driver that I don’t mind sitting outside.
-For sale locally, so may end early.
-Car is available for inspection at storage facility in Louisville 40223 M-F 9-5 or contact me for other times. There is loading dock for overseas containers if needed.
We’ve seen some really good restored or preserved original E28s bring serious bucks, sometimes in excess of $20,000. I’d suspect that this one may bring somewhere around $10,000 to $12,000 considering the amount of work that’s been done to it. It’s not the most perfect E28 out there, but it’s a damn fine looker in red and would certainly be a modern classic you wouldn’t be shy about pressing into service.
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!
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Price: $5,500 Buy It Now
Click for more details: 1987 BMW 535is on eBay
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! The dash has the usual cracks, I had a cover over it so it never bothered me. The engine runs like a top and the temperature is just about perfect if not a little cool. The transmission shifts well and zero evidence of clunking from a diff. mount or center support bearing.
The paint is the highlight of the car for me! I have had several 2002′s, e9′s, etc. but have yet to have one in Taiga Green. The paint on this car was dead when I aquired it so I thought I would make it stand out. You either love it or hate it. I did not spend thousands of dollars on the paint job, but did not spend a few hundred either. I have wet sanded and rubbed on it, but someone with better skills could make it better, I just like to do it myself. The 16″ BBS wheels on the car are in pretty good shape, although not perfect they are very nice and come with center caps. The tires are in great shape and I would recommend a rotate and balance since the car sits more then it is driven. The lights all seem to function including the fog lights. Negatives that really stand out to me about the car: star in the windshield, inoperable odometer and cheap radio. This is not a perfect car, but not a northern rusty rat either. It is a great start for someone to improve on or make it a daily driver as is.
I will be happy to answer any and all questions, this is a used car and I will be happy to do a thorough walk around for serious buyers. If you live out of state I have a couple of shipping companies I use depending on which coast you are located. This car has lived in GA since 1990. Somehow the people over at Autocheck labeled this car as rebuilt years ago. I have a clean title in hand and a clean carfax as well. I called my local DMV to do a title search on the car but they could not go back further then 5 years as GA discards their records after that period. They told me that since the car has been registered in GA for 20+ years that there is no way it could have been rebuilt and now made clean. A mistake by these ridiculous reports that were not even around back then! Anyway, I do have a clean and lien free GA title in my hand that is ready to be transferred. Good luck and happy bidding!
The 535is is a great way to get into E28s and 80s Bimmers in general. The color is the main selling point here, and that’s a tough item to take this many leaps of faith on. With an offer closer to $4,500, this would be a fun and unique driver.
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.
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 108,399 mi
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 BMW M5 on EBay
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. It is a very special M car and I am reminded of that everytime I step in it. Recent acquisition of an e39 M5 and an old Land Cruiser has prompted the sale. If it were up to me, I would have found storage for it, and preserved it for my daughter, who loves my “stick shift M5s that mommy can’t drive”. But my wife doesn’t feel that having 6 cars is reasonable, and i can’t exactly blame her…
During my ownership, I have done an exhaustive renewal of the front and rear suspension, fixed small oil leaks, did an overhaul of the AC system and an exterior and interior refreshening as outlined below to make it a daily driver. The end result is a car that looks as good as it drives and gets comliments everywhere. I drive it twice a week to work. It is not a perfect or concours car, but a car you can stare at everyday in admiration and drive it whenever you please.
MECHANICAL: The S38B35 powerplant is an amazing beast. Much more refined compared to the e30 m3.
- It has great power throughout the powerband and shifts are smooth through all the gears. Recently treated to a full tune up.
- The clutch feels great.
- Tracked down and fixed all oil leaks
- The suspension has been completely revamped by me. I went the route of New OEM M-Tech springs and Bilsteins shocks, a costly but worthwhile change, opting for the SLS delete. The car tracks amazingly well. Cost just under $2k for parts and labor.
- New front and rear strut mounts.
- New Pitman arms
- New tie rod ends and ball joints.
- Spent almost $1500 on a new AC compressor, dryer, condensor etc… It now has cold AC. Heat works too
- New power steering pump and power steering hose
As it was owned by an elderly gentleman, it went through periods of time where it was stored while he battled chronic disease and cancer. In 2005, after sitting for a while, it underwent a comprehensive top to bottom service to the tune of $11k at BMW, where they had it for nearly 4 months. List of services include but not limited to -
- Front and rear shock absorbers
- Front brake pads and rotors
- Rear brake pads and rotors
- 4 new tires
- 4 wheel alignment
- Driveshaft flex disc replaced
- Brake Master Cylinder replaced
- Brake fluid flush
- Antifreeze/coolant flush
- Cooling system hoses
- Electrical system serviced
- Door weatherstrips replaced
- AC service
- Transmission service
- Drive belts
- Fuel filter
- Oil and filter
- Spark plugs. cap/rotor
- Valve cover gaskets and valve job
- The speedometer cluster was replaced at this time by BMW in 2005 at 53.5k miles (paperwork included) due to an erratic speedo and the new cluster set to 0. Present odometer reading is 54.7k miles, so total miles are approx 108k. Service records from the 90s to now document and chronicle mileage.
In 2011 at 106k miles (52k on new odo), it underwent another major service to tune of about $3500 including
- Front and rear brakes
- Brake fluid flushed
- Transmission service
- Cooling system flushed
- Drive belts
- Full tune-up
- AC service with Blower motor
The car wasn’t driven much since then as the previous owner passed away in 2012.
EXTERIOR: The Black paint has a great shine to it.
- I had it professionally wet sanded and polished and it gets compliments everywhere. Also had paintless dent removal remove small door dings.
- One of the few rust free examples around. No floods.
- 16″ factory basket weaves are paired with Matching Conti Sports with approximately 90% tread life left.
- Many years ago, the hood and left fender were replaced from a fender bender. Paint match is great to this day. Rest of the body panels are original.
- The front bumper has a small rip in it at the bottom from being low.
INTERIOR: The original natural tan interior has survived the test of time.
- The seats are original and have no tears. Bolsters are in great shape. All power seat functions work, except the head rest mechanism.- Heated seats work!
- Headiner is great shape.
- The radio is original and works as intended; the speakers work fine, but not audiophile quality.
- The power antenna is functional.
- Many rubber componts have been replaced throughout the years, along with switches.
- Replacement black BMW mats, with the originals included.
- The original dash has one tiny visible crack and 2 smaller ones by the windshield that can’t be seen from the inside.
In summary, given the rarity and condition of the car, this car will continue to appreciate in value. This is a solid daily driver, but it is not concours. These cars are getting rarer in good shape. Be realistic in your expectations and you will not be disappointed. These young classics, including the e30 M3 and M6 are appreciating and the e28 M5 is following that lead. I sold my pristine e30 m3 10 years ago for $10k and it is a $25k car today.
A very reputable seller of M powered cars recently sold one with 75k miles for around the $30k mark.
I reserve the right to end the auction early for a favorable offer. Feel free to contact me with questions at 504 957-9636. Thanks for your interest.
With a detailed description and some good quality pictures, this seller has provided buyers with enough information to feel comfortable furthering any investigations into purchasing this car. It looks rather good both inside and out and comes with a stack of service records. Any buyer who has felt the itch to get into an e28 may want to look into purchasing one soon before prices ramp up. Bidding here is currently at a fairly reasonable $13,900 but has seen quite a bit of action so we may see that rise even more. With that said, the price is still lower than what some sellers of lesser examples of the e28 have hoped to extract so the price here doesn’t seem egregious. Price aside, it’s still a beautiful car that with continued maintenance will provide quite a bit of driving pleasure.
Apparently it’s Euro E28 week on Ebay, and while there hasn’t been much in the line of good E28 cars there have been some good E28 accessories. Today’s Alpina front spoiler is no exception – one of the more sought-after accessories for modded E28s. The Alpina items combine a look of both class and sport that perfectly suits the character of the 5-Series:
Price: $195 Buy It Now
CLICK FOR DETAILS: BMW E28 Alpina Front Spoiler on eBay
Alpina front spoiler – Euro version for BMW E28
Spoiler is in two parts.
Cut in such a place that it is easy to connect the two parts together.
Spoiler is without loss.
Watch the pictures carefully. Pictures don’t lie – it shows the real picture of the item being sold.
This what you are watching and buy – you are going to have for yourself.
Shipping and costs:
Whole package is ready for shipment from Poland.
I will send item within maximum 3 days of receiving the money. It is usually the next day.
Shipping all over the world. Cost of shipping to USA, Canada etc. = 75 U.S dollar
The parcel will be send by Polish Post (priority airmail). Parcel is Valuable with acknowledgment receipt.
Delivery is quite long – about 2-3 weeks. Take it into account, please. Customs control additionally can delay the delivery of parcel.
After sending the parcel I will give You the tracking number of parcel via the ebay. You can track your parcel (where it is actually).
I am waiting for payment up 7 days.
Possible forms of payment:
2. Deposit into a bank account (I will give the BIC and IBAN numbers)
The form of payment depends on You. You choose what You like.
I invite to bid. Really worth it.
If You have got any questions or doubts I encourage to ask.
Copy photos and description of the auction is prohibited and going to be reported to ebay service immediately
I’ve seen a few Alpina spoilers in person and I don’t remember them being two-piece, so my guess is that this is either a copy or has been cut. Either way, it’s priced well at $195 and the two-piece configuration should make it much easier and less costly to ship. With some finish work this could be a really neat detail to add to your E28!