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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About a month ago, I wrote up a 2002 M20 Turbo built by a company called Manofied. Well, the Manofied folks have been at it again, this time with a 535i. They’ve fully built the car in the style of the Alpina B9, replete with plenty of Alpina parts, some Euro bits, and what appears to be a fantastic individual throttle body engine. The downside? As with the 2002, the price for this build is quite high for a non-original car. But before you jump to conclusions, take a look:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 BMW 535i Alpina Tribute on eBay
The 535 is quickly becoming one of my favorite cars on the road. The proportions are dead on, it looks perfect on basketweaves, and the engines rival the M20 in terms of “Can’t kill it” quality. They’re also one of the last of the 80s models that is still relatively affordable to pick up for a project, but the incredible reliability also leads to problems: many of the E28s I’ve considered have well over 250K on the clock! That’s why this 1986 model with a dealer-added body kit and wheels is so attractive – it has just a tick over 100,000 miles, representing a relatively virgin e28 by today’s standards.