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BMWotD — 1986 535i

Filed under: BMW Of The Day,Cars! — Tags: , , , — dave @ 9:54 am 2012/04/16

It’s been a while since I put up a BMWotD, and when a car comes up for sale that I would love to own, it’s time to break that silence. This car just came up for sale in Oregon; a black over black ’86 535i with Euro headlights & bumpers and the M30B35 swap already done. And it even has a set of Style 32 — one of my favorite wheels on the e28.

The front airdam on this car looks a little goofy, but that’s something easily remedied, or probably something I could live with. I just can’t help but think of how much fun an e28 would be with about twice the horsepower of the M20B27 in my car. Would love to see some photos of the interior on this car; for the asking price, it had better be next to perfect. But with this car, I could live with a little imperfection there!

BMW 535i ’86 rebuilt engine, euro bumpers – $8500 (N Portland)

Date: 2012-04-12, 11:53AM PDT
Reply to: c44fv-2954594276 @ sale.craigslist.org

For sale is a very nice 1986 BMW E28 535i, 227K on the chassis. I am the third owner and have a folder of receipts dating back to the day it was purchased. I have owned it for about six years, and struggled with the decision to finally put it up for sale. The car is Schwartz black, repainted professionally before I bought it, and the interior is also black, which is a hard to find combination. The following upgrades have been done by professionals since I have owned it:

-b35 rebuilt engine swap done last August, rebuild had approx. 40,000 miles on it when I bought it.
-euro bumpers, front and rear, painted to match
-Paul Ladue fiberglass airdam
-Paul Ladue headers connected to a custom-made stainless exhaust system
-euro grill and headlights
-Bilstein Sports all around
-Bavarian Auto lowering springs installed properly
-BMW M-tech 2 steering wheel
-Alpine stereo and power amp in trunk
-LSD installed previously, just not sure which one

Parts replaced since I have owned it: clutch master cylinder, brake master cylinder, trunk gasket.

This car’s cornering abilities are amazing, and with the engine swap it gets much better gas mileage and highway-speed power than the stock motor. The previous owner installed BMW style-32 wheels from a 2001 540i, which look really sharp, as well as a front stabilizer bar. This BMW frequently receives compliments everywhere I go. Please call Jon xxx-xxx-xxx with any further questions. Serious inquiries only, must have cash or other proof of funds on hand to drive it, otherwise you may be a passenger.