1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

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amalgam
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1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

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1985 535i
164K miles
Clean title
No rust / accidents

The car is now live on Bring a Trailer: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1985-bmw-535i-22/

Vehicle is in excellent condition with an extensive service history, clean title, and no accident history. This car has had all of it's major components repaired or replaced in the last 4 years and is one of the best driving E28s in the country.

All of the following work has been completed in the last 4 years / 8000 miles

Exterior
Cosmic Blue respray - new rubber seals for trunk, side windows , metal trim around windshield, sunroof and all hood insulation / fresh air ducts
IS front spoiler
IS rear lip spoiler
Hella H4 light conversion
Llumar AIR 80 Ceramic tint on all windows (including windshield) - keeps clear glass look but protects the dash/interior from sun damage
Front plate delete / bumper tuck

Interior
Recaro Seats
M-tech steering wheel
Coco-mats
Battery-less SI board
Updated odometer / trip meter gears
R134 AC Conversion - blows cold

Wheels & Tires
BBS RC090 17x8 - Recent rebuild with polished lips and gold centers
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ 225/45r17 (This is the proper 17" tire size for an E28)

Drivetrain:
Rebuilt stock cylinder head - port & polished / valve job
B35 Camshaft installed
Mark D'Sylva chip installed (Stock included)
New Catalytic Converter
Manual Transmission conversion - Getrag 265 with fresh seals / bushings / clutch master & slave / clutch kit / center support bearing
3.73 Differential
Cooling system refreshed (Fan / Clutch / Water Pump / Thermostat / Hoses )
Drive belts
Oil changed (@ 160K)

Suspension and Brakes
BBS springs (rare)
Bilstein Shocks
Racing Dynamics adjustable swaybars (F/R) + swaybar links
Upper control arms
Lower control arms
Tie rods
Center link / dog bones
HD subframe bushings / differential mounts
Adjustable rear camber
Fresh alignment

E36 M3 "Front Big Brake Kit" - Calipers + SS lines + fluid

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piperbrothers
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Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

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Gorgeous
ScottKendall
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Location: Kentucky

Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

Post by ScottKendall »

Really nice car. For what it is worth to anyone. I think the Recardos are a definite plus over the original seats. I dearly love my 85 535i, but If I could have gotten a car with better seats, that would have been huge.
MRKITE
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Location: Toronto area - Ontario Canada

Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

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Hi amalgam. We are interested. A PM will be sent. Thank you.
muleskinner
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Location: ATL

Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

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Very reasonable asking price. Should sell fast. Euro bumpers, and it's an 11 instead of the current 10 rating I'd give it. If someone on the board buys it, hope to see it back with the euro conversion.
Rocketshipp
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Location: Toronto

Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

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cosmic blue respray? looks like salmon silver
Chuabaka007
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Location: Savannah,GA

Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

Post by Chuabaka007 »

I didn't see any "Sold", is it still available?
amalgam
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Location: CA

Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

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The car is still available! PM me if interested, otherwise it's going on BaT soon!
mjshira
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Location: Socal

Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

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PM sent. Thanks.
M5ER_28
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Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

Post by M5ER_28 »

Price?
MRKITE
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Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

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PM sent as well. Thank you.
Chaoskingb
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Location: Utah

Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

Post by Chaoskingb »

Is this car still available?
PM sent
blueBomber
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Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

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PM sent as well ;)
88Couch
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Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

Post by 88Couch »

What style Recaro's are those? Beautiful car!
dsmith
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Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

Post by dsmith »

88Couch wrote: Oct 12, 2020 2:16 PM What style Recaro's are those? Beautiful car!
From a mk2 VW. LS maybe?
maybeillbuyit
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Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

Post by maybeillbuyit »

Very nice looking car. I don't see a price in the ad? Glws
amalgam
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Re: 1985 535i 5 spd - Excellent condition

Post by amalgam »

Thank you for the interest everyone. Sorry for the delay in responses here, I've had a few things crop up that took my attention away from selling the car recently.

At this time the car will be listed on Bring a Trailer, and I will be posting the link here as soon as it is live.

EDIT: The car is now live on Bring a Trailer: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1985-bmw-535i-22/
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