"e28" M535i locations and information

Specific conversations and info for the BMW E28 M5 and M535i.
vinceg101
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Post by vinceg101 »

Time for an update:
1. vinceg101: 1985 (07/85) M535i Arktisblau/Pearl Beige; Los Angeles, CA.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=9197
http://www.iconic5.com/members/vinceg101/

2.Ted in T.O. 1986 M5351 Lachsillber/Anthracite cloth; Mississauga, Canada.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=1767
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=78501

3. Jim (5280 JB): 1985 M535i Alpinweiss/Schwarz; Denver, CO.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=9118
http://www.iconic5.com/members/5280jb/

4. John (hubble1953): 1985 M535i Cinnabar Red, Pearl Beige; dirty engine; Boise, ID.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=4496

5. wkohler: 1985 (06/85) M535i 5-Speed Alpinweiβ/Perlbeige; Phoenix, AZ.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=9049
http://www.iconic5.com/members/wkohler/

6. Stuartinmn: 1986 (06/85) M535i Diamondschwarz/Schwarz, 5 speed dirty engine; Minneapolis, MN.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=3962

7. fido: 1985 (06/85) M535I Diamondschwarz/pearl beige 5 speed. HC engine; Durham, NC.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=8305

8. SD45T-2: 1985 (5/85) M535I DC71, Arktisblau/Taurrusrot, S307; (Phoenix), AZ.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=9994
http://www.iconic5.com/members/gp60m/

9. Sterling: 1985 (05/85) M535i DC71, Diamontschwarz/Pearlbeige; Livermore, CA.
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=66 ... c&start=50
http://www.mye28.com/profile.php?mode=v ... le&u=12706
http://www.iconic5.com/members/sterling/profile/
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... .501382831

10. Oz (oz535i): 1986 (06/86) M535i DC52 Alpinweiss/Schwarz; Perth, Western Australia.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=4683

11. uzayas: 1986 (05/86) M535i DC81, Diamondswartz/Pearlbeige; Ankara, Turkey.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=9136
http://www.iconic5.com/members/bahadir/

12. cjreents: 1985 (06/85) M535i DC71, Diamondswartz/Anthracite Cloth; West Linn, OR.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=10250
1st 5er
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hubble1953
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think we are up to 13-14:)

Post by hubble1953 »

Hi: Thanks for posting this car. If anyone knows of any m535i here in the usa, it would be great to get them listed in one place.
The registry has a lot more than 13 in the usa......:)
jm
stuartinmn
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Post by stuartinmn »

Another person to add to the list is board member kweebs in Minneapolis, he has a diamondschwarz M535i. I don't recall the build date but I think it's a 1985.
1st 5er
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Post by 1st 5er »

Sent an email to Travis in Lubbock.
hubble1953
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will check on one more here in idaho

Post by hubble1953 »

Hope to find one more here in Idaho, now that I have more time to look around:).
jm
tbrints
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Post by tbrints »

Need ya'lls help, and might need to make another post for this.

I have an 86 Euro "M"535i that was involved in an accident, taxi cab ran a stop sign. I need to be proactive and need ya'lls help or direction to figure out what the present value would be of my Euro beauty.

It was imported in '89 by a gentleman who was in the Special Forces unit in Germany, and I am the second owner. It is not a concourse car, but it is/was in great shape, interior especially is almost pristine.

I have a feeling their insurance company will try to value it as a plain jane 535. Any help would greatly be appreciated. I really need prices/examples of any Euro cars that have been purchased/sold in the last few years.

Please email, message...

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Golf Pro
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Post by Golf Pro »

Here is mine
Golf Pro 1986 (07/86) M535i DC52 Alpinweiss/Schwarz; Gold Coast, Australia.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=8721
TT
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Post by TT »

Sorry, my car doesn't qualify. It's a US car with the M535i bits on it.
Last edited by TT on Aug 08, 2012 4:41 PM, edited 2 times in total.
hubble1953
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very nice Thanks for posting to the list

Post by hubble1953 »

Where did this very nice example come from? Can you post more information:)
thanks,
jm
Drew in NYC
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Re: very nice Thanks for posting to the list

Post by Drew in NYC »

hubble1953 wrote:Where did this very nice example come from? Can you post more information:)
thanks,
jm
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=107800
andyalbany
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does anyone want to sell their m535i

Post by andyalbany »

so I want an M535i.
hubble1953
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Re: does anyone want to sell their m535i

Post by hubble1953 »

andyalbany wrote:so I want an M535i.
Send a pm to all the people in this thread :cool:
But most want to keep them ;)
Thanks for the posts,
jm
5280 JB
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Post by 5280 JB »

Where's this one been?

Don't see it list on the M Registry. Appears to have lived in California, Texas, and Ohio during its stateside lifetime.

Featured on Bring-a-Trailer, posted on eBay. '85 M535i in Ohio. White over black. Dinan turbo and other goodies. VIN just a few digits away from mine, June 3rd 1985 build date.

Not affiliated - I am not the seller.
Jim

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... &viewitem=

eBay Motors > Cars & Trucks > BMW > 5-Series

1985 BMW 5-Series M535i Turbo
M535i Euro Dinan turbo - very rare interesting car in great shape NO RESERVE!Research 1985 BMW 5-Series

Item Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Time left: 3d 23h (Sep 09, 201218:02:55 PDT)
Bid history:
0 bids
Starting bid: US $12,000.00
Your maximum bid:
US $


Seller info
Member id wantsitbad
Item number: 150893198923
Item condition: Used
Sells to: United States, Canada

VIN: WBADC7102D0641184 | See the full History Report
Year: 1985 Interior Color: Black leather
Make: BMW Number of Cylinders: 6
Model: 5-Series Transmission: Getrag CR 5 speed
Trim: Turbo Sedan Body Type: Sedan
Engine: 3.5 Dinan turbo Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player
Mileage: 191,400 Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes
Sub Model: M535i Turbo Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Exterior Color: Alpineweiss For Sale By: Private Seller
1985 E28 Euro M535i Dinan turbo

Purchased from workshop technician at Dinan Engineering (Mountain View, CA) in 1996 – body showed 152,000 miles at that time
The car has the full Dinan turbo/suspension/brakes performance package from the early 1990’s
Car had been imported from Germany and has Federal Motor Vehicle Standards Import sticker and B.A.R. Engine Identification sticker (for emissions compliance) identifying the presence of the turbo. NOTE: the actual VIN is WBADC710XD0641184 - EBay would not let me list this in the VIN box.
Since leaving CA the car has spent most of its time in Houston or in heated indoor storage in Cleveland - I have driven the car 40,000 miles in the last 16 years and the car has had quality maintenance and parts replacement where needed.
I am an Engineer and BMW enthusiast (owned four, still own two) and I’m thinning my collection of cars and bikes – too many toys, not enough garage space! Call me on (216) 401 5071 with questions – I can recommend a car transporter and will assist with loading, but you will need to set it up.
Overall – an interesting and very rare car that you can enjoy every day - and that will likely repay restoration work if you wish!


Euro M535 features
Letter of Authenticity from BMW M GmbH in Munich (see photo)
Alpineweiss (Alpine White)
Black leather interior and upholstery on M sport seats (Recaro?)
Original Euro M body kit (see photos)
Close-ratio 5 speed transmission with dogleg first gear (Getrag 262CR? - see photo)
Three-spoke M sport steering wheel
No internal protection barriers in doors
Cruise control (I have never used it)
Headlight aiming mechanism (may be disconnected)
Central locking
Power windows on all 4 doors
Power sunroof

Dinan features
Intercooled Dinan turbo (adjustable wastegate currently set to 9psi – which is plenty!)
Dinan engine management computer
Dinan exhaust mods on stock M535i exhaust (stock BMW muffler modified and re-welded)
Dinan dual chrome exhaust tips (see photo)
850i V12 front brakes and calipers (stock brakes and calipers come with the car)
Full Dinan suspension upgrade (springs, Bilstein shocks, etc.)
Dinan camber kit (camber rings not currently installed but with the car - see photo)
Dinan trunk badge (see photo)
Dinan floor mats (see photo)

Additional info
Genuine BMW M “throwing star” forged wheels 17x8 with 20mm offset. Some very minor rash but all are straight (see photo)
Dunlop SP Sport D40 M2 tires 255/40 ZR17 (decent tread and grip, but probably now too old and hard to be ideal)
Original 1985 BMW 165TR390CH metric spare wheel with 220/55 VR390 Michelin TRX tire (neither has ever been used – will not fit over the 850i brakes - see photo)
ACT basket weave spare 16x7 ½ (25mm offset) with 205/55 R16 Dunlop D60A2 tire (this spare will fit over the 850i brakes)
Big folder of receipts for quality maintenance and parts replacement over the years:
Much overhaul and cylinder head work by the late great Mike Perkins at Bavarian Machine in Houston (over $16.8k in receipts)
Recent turbo inlet work by Brett Anderson at Koala Motor Sports in Cleveland
E28 workshop manual (Bentley)
BMWCCA Enthusiasts Companion
The good the bad and the ugly
Everything (electrics, instrumentation, mechanicals) works well
Engine, gearbox, drive train, steering, brakes all in excellent shape - no funny noises, leaks or indications that work is needed
A/C converted to R134 – works well (as well as a typical E28 system - not ice cold!)
Euro M535 did not have a cat – high flow cat was fitted for CA but I have replaced it with a straight pipe and no longer have the cat – car is exempt from OH smog (over 25 years old)
Paint appears original with minor aging, no signs of any accident repair, no rust evident except minor surface rust spot at base of rear window (see photo)
Interior is good, no damage to leather other than some aging creases - no splits or holes in the leather (see photos)
Interior door panels (black leather), carpets (dark grey), roof liner (grey) all in great shape (see photos)
Aftermarket Panasonic AM/FM/CD player with auxiliary amplifier/graphic equalizer is in car – works well but easily removed (I do not have the original stereo).
One or two power window switches need contact cleaning
Original tool tray in trunk is complete but tools need clean-up
Dash top cover is cracked but covered by removable custom-fit dash mat (see photo of cracks)
Leather cover on steering wheel has worn through in one spot
Some window trim and other interior trim items need minor attention
tschultz
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Post by tschultz »

5280 JB wrote:Where's this one been?

Don't see it list on the M Registry. Appears to have lived in California, Texas, and Ohio during its stateside lifetime.

Featured on Bring-a-Trailer, posted on eBay. '85 M535i in Ohio. White over black. Dinan turbo and other goodies. VIN just a few digits away from mine, June 3rd 1985 build date.

Not affiliated - I am not the seller.
Jim
Also interested to know where Mark Weber's Arctic Blue M535i went.
wkohler
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Post by wkohler »

tschultz wrote:
5280 JB wrote:Where's this one been?

Don't see it list on the M Registry. Appears to have lived in California, Texas, and Ohio during its stateside lifetime.

Featured on Bring-a-Trailer, posted on eBay. '85 M535i in Ohio. White over black. Dinan turbo and other goodies. VIN just a few digits away from mine, June 3rd 1985 build date.

Not affiliated - I am not the seller.
Jim
Also interested to know where Mark Weber's Arctic Blue M535i went.
Vinceg101 bought Mark Weber's car in November, 2010.
Chrishamman
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Post by Chrishamman »

Posted: Oct 03, 2011 2:00 PM Post subject:
1. vinceg101: 1985 (07/85) M535i Arktisblau/Pearl Beige; Los Angeles, CA
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=9197
http://www.iconic5.com/members/vinceg101/

2.Ted in T.O. 1986 M5351 Lachsillber/Anthracite cloth. Mississauga,Canada
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=1767
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=78501

3. Jim (5280 JB): 1985 M535i Alpinweiss/Schwarz, Denver, CO
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=9118
http://www.iconic5.com/members/5280jb/

4. John in Boise, ID. 1985 M535i Cinnabar Red, Pearl Beige; dirty engine
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=4496

5. wkohler: 1985 (06/85) M535i 5-Speed Alpinweiβ/Perlbeige, Phoenix, AZ
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=9049
http://www.iconic5.com/members/wkohler/

6. Stuartinmn: 1986 (06/85) M535i Diamondschwarz/Schwarz, 5 speed dirty engine, Minneapolis, MN
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=3962

7. fido: 1985 (06/85) M535I Diamondschwarz/pearl beige 5 speed. HC engine, Durham, NC.
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=8305

8. SD45T-2 1985 (5/85) M535I DC71,Arktisblau/Taurrusrot, S307,"1-10 AZ"

9. Sterling: 1985 (05/85) M535i DC71, Diamontschwarz/Pearlbeige, Livermore, CA
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=66 ... c&start=50
http://www.mye28.com/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&
u=12706
http://www.iconic5.com/members/sterling/profile/
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... .501382831
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10. 1985 M535, white, black interior , Gainesville GA, formerly Atlanta. C Hamman
sossol
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Post by sossol »

There's one in Lafayette, IN (mine):
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/detail.php?id=446
and
http://www.hitze.com/neil/e28m535i.html
It's in the m535i.org registry, too.

It's for sale.

Neil
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Post by dolomiti »

1st 5er wrote:dolomiti has one.
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Drew in NYC
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Post by Drew in NYC »

Look what I found for sale on mobile.de:

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I didn't know 5280 JB's car was on offer in Hamburg :shock: Looks like they got Bank of America there, too.
5280 JB
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Post by 5280 JB »

Just checked the garage - my car is still there. Maybe I should report my car stolen in Hamburg and claim the one listed for sale :cool:

That image comes up on Google image searches and must have been easier to copy it than taking a picture of the actual car listed for sale. Nice. :shock:

Jim
vinceg101
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Post by vinceg101 »

5280 JB wrote:Just checked the garage - my car is still there. Maybe I should report my car stolen in Hamburg and claim the one listed for sale :cool:

That image comes up on Google image searches and must have been easier to copy it than taking a picture of the actual car listed for sale. Nice. :shock:

Jim
Either that or I smell scam. Nice to know ebay scams exist in all languages.
hubble1953
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Any more m535i's out there???

Post by hubble1953 »

If you know of any more, please post them.
thanks,
jm
ldsbeaker
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Post by ldsbeaker »

Hit up Jon in Richmond.
hubble1953
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more information???

Post by hubble1953 »

ldsbeaker wrote:Hit up Jon in Richmond.
Any chance of getting a link??? Don't know Jon's user name.
thanks,
jm
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