"e28" M535i locations and information

Specific conversations and info for the BMW E28 M5 and M535i.
SPF2006
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dsmith wrote:I purchased an M535i from gray635 recently. It is interesting, since it has power seats and a 3.07 diff with an OD transmission. Dare I say that this car might actually be the keeper for me. Unique, non-S38, favorite color combo (Alpine White/Cardinal).

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That is an exceptionally lovely car.
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I know that car pretty well.
gray635
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^^^^ You certainly do! Another car on a short list of cars that I'll probably regret selling one of these days. :laugh: My favorite color combo as well.
dsmith
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Chris and Mike spent a good chunk of time and money giving this car a new lease on life. Driving it home, I covered the front with a hood bra and painters tape, lest it get a rock chip! It worked.
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dsmith wrote:I purchased an M535i from gray635 recently. It is interesting, since it has power seats and a 3.07 diff with an OD transmission. Dare I say that this car might actually be the keeper for me. Unique, non-S38, favorite color combo (Alpine White/Cardinal).

http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=16068
Well-bought Dave! That's a hell of a car. I'm glad it's staying local (to the forum).
Emrah1990
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Good evening everyone ,

my english isnt the best iam from Germany. Please add me also to the list. Maybe i will sell the car.

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mdeweirdt
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I have a 1985 M535i (euro market car brought in to US from Germany same year it was built) and I'm almost done with making it perfect. I need some help to finish:

The air conditioning condenser has a hole in it and no one stocks the part. Also junk yard hunting with no results. Any suggestions?

I want to add the correct rear spoiler. These are hard to find. What is the model #?

I have a rear M badge purchased through Bav Auto, but it looks like these cars might have had an oversized M back then? The pic in the previous post of the silver car (nice example!) seemed to suggest a little larger ///M, that I'm used to. Just perspective?

Car was pin striped. Keep it or make it look just like the Norev model? :D

Thanks in advance!

Mark
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mdeweirdt wrote:The air conditioning condenser has a hole in it and no one stocks the part. Also junk yard hunting with no results. Any suggestions?
Is it a factory a/c car, or does it have the Diavia aftermarket air conditioning? Euro cars often didn't have the factory air conditioning so it was added later.
mdeweirdt wrote:I want to add the correct rear spoiler. These are hard to find. What is the model #?
It's the same spoiler used on the M5 and 535is. You can see the part numbers for the components here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=41_0782 I haven't checked but I doubt you can buy them new anymore. They show up in the classified ads here from time to time, here's one: http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=147959
mdeweirdt wrote:I have a rear M badge purchased through Bav Auto, but it looks like these cars might have had an oversized M back then? The pic in the previous post of the silver car (nice example!) seemed to suggest a little larger ///M, that I'm used to. Just perspective?
The ///M wasn't oversized, it was the same thing used on an M5 just without the 5. There's a thread somewhere here on the board that shows the placement of the ///M on the trunk lid if you need the dimensions - you can probably find it with the search function.
mdeweirdt wrote:Car was pin striped. Keep it or make it look just like the Norev model? :D
Personal preference. :) When I had my M535i restored I left it off.
E28makaveli
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9. Klaus 1985 (5/85) M535I DC71,Arktisblau/Biege, "dirty motor", Austin Texas. Was imported from Germany to Canada and now in Texas.
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Stig - Blue Mountains - NSW - Australia

1986 M535i DC52 Australian Delivered low KM in 181 Diamantschwarz with black interior with dogleg box and a 3.46 LSD

In 'good' condition but on way to being great now that I own her and will be fixing a few minor issues.
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Hi all. Longtime member, not around lately due to changing vehicle interests.

A friend has asked me to reach out to the forum in hopes of finding his father's M535i. Cinnabar red.

Some details: gray market car (duh) imported by a company in Massachusetts that handled importation back in the 80s. Guy named Keith Bengal bought it, moved it down to Virginia Beach, and then sold it to my friend's dad, a Gerald (Gerry) Moreau, in Providence, Rhode Island. Gerry owns German Motors, the premier European workshop in the state.

It was in Rhode Island until 1995 or thereabouts when Gerry sold it, I believe to someone in the NY/NJ area, but not sure.

Just wondering if anyone recognizes this migration pattern of a red M535i, and whether or not it still exists. My friend would like to make a very fair offer to buy the car.

Thanks!

JEff
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It was in Poughkeepsie, then went to a guy “robsgotit,” then to “igotbank” then to “hubble1953” in Idaho where he sold it in 2010 for I think $3500. Not sure where it went to after that. Assuming we are talking about the Zinno/pearl beige cloth DC71 car with enough rust on the A-pillar to prevent the drip rail from being affixed.

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