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1985 BMW M535i RHD


I may be in the minority that love the big-bumpered US-spec E28 M5, but I can’t deny how sweet the M535i is. It may be down about 35hp to the US M5 and almost 70 to the European models and lack the hand-built allure, but one look at this outstanding Zinnoberrot example and all that seems to become less important. The bodykit extends down while the small bumpers keep things tight, then beautiful black-centered BBS rims sync up perfectly with the Shadowline trim. We saw another red, right-hand drive M535i from Florida a few months back, but this car definitely has a different VIN and really shows what a clean interior and the right wheels can do for a car. Maybe some wannabe Sultan of Brunei Florida weirdo has just been sitting on a garage full of these? If so, he may want to wait a little longer as these are one of the few M-badged 80s Bimmers that are having a tough time cracking $10k.

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Year: 1985
Model: M535i
Engine: 3.4 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 121,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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FOR SALE: 1985 BMW E28 M535i M-Tech – (Clean Florida Title)

Zinnober Red exterior over Anthracite Sport interior. A rare and desirable color combinations for these E28s. Further more on a Euro Spec M-Tech never offered in the United States. I have listed all the features of this rare vehicle below. If you have any further questions please let me know. I can also assist with shipping at buyers expense.

Interior Features:

-Anthracite Sport interior, with M Sport seats in great shape with no rips or tears
-Black leather M Sport steering wheel
-Headliner in great shape
-Power Windows
-Power Sun Roof
-Power Door Locks
-Gauge Cluster and Odometer in good working order
-Blaupunkt CD player
-On-board Computer functions as it should
-Optioned with Air Conditioning
-Dash board in great shape and crack free
-Factory Jack & Tool Kit

Exterior Features:

-Rare Zinnober Red Paint
-Factory European M-Tech Body work (specific to M-Tech models)
-European Spec front and rear bumpers (No Chrome and Black Plastic)
-17 in BBS 2 piece wheels (has matching spare)
-Z rated tires all in great shape with plenty of tread left (including spare)
-Factory Front/Rear Fog lights (can be controlled separately)
-Heated Mirrors and door locks


– High Compression Euro Spec M30 3.5L Inline 6 engine (rated at 220hp)
– Just had fresh oil change
– Stainless Steel Exhaust System Installed
– Automatic Sport transmission (shifts great and modes work correctly)

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The great looks are undermined by the unsettling driving position and automatic transmission, but this is a really nice E28. No question that this will get a ton more attention than an E28 M5. This example shines a lot better than the last example, so maybe it will get a little more love. Reserve is still on with just 5 bids at time of writing though, so I’m guessing this auction will end with a bummer seller. Whether that bummed seller still has an M535i in his garage or someone gets a great deal on an M535i remains to be seen.


One Comment

  1. MDriver
    MDriver June 8, 2015

    this is the second go around for this car…though this time it shows with a different set of rims…
    wonder why?

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