Archive for February, 2013

BMWotD — 1984 Albina B9 3.5

It’s been a while since I posted a BMW of the Day, and this one caught my fancy. Price; stratospherically out of reach at $39,990. But for this particular example, it’s probably worth it. An extremely well done restoration, and it doesn’t look like it’s been driven much at all since then. Cars are not […]

BMWotD — 1986 535i

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 […]

BMWotD — e28 M5

This car came up for sale a couple weeks ago and was one of those things that might have got me in trouble. I would absolutely love to own an e28 M5, and this one sounded like a good solid car with a decent history of maintenance; it did have a few warts though which […]

BMWotD — ’88 M5 Race Car!

Here’s something you don’t see every day: One of the Fastest M5’s in the country 1988 E28 M5 VIN# WBSDC9305J2791570 prod date 6/87 Just in time for the racing season. This Race Car needs nothing to be raced next weekend. Top Speed Over 170 Mph 3.9 6 Cylinder w/ over 370 rear wheel horsepower Weighs […]

BMWotD — 1986 Dinan M5

This car is awesome. Flat out awesome. 1986 BMW M5. European specification model. Only 24,000 original miles! This superb example features flawless “Diamond black” paint with gorgeous brown water buffalo leather. With only one owner from new, this Dinan-prepared M5 features an inter-cooled turbocharger and Borla stainless exhaust system, the combination of which produces an […]

Making Progress…

Well, it’s been almost three weeks with the BMW, and I’ve learned a lot about the car, and have made some progress straightening out a few of its issues. I made a list of those issues last week, and using that as a springboard, here’s what I’ve done so far, and what’s coming up next… […]


Well, I took the plunge today (yesterday actually, since it’s now past midnight…) and bought my first BMW. It’s a 1984 528e 5-speed I spotted on CraigsList late last month. I emailed the owner just before New Years Day, and was hoping to take a drive to see it (Slayton, MN) that weekend, but a […]