Thursday, March 17, 2011

1986 BMW 535i - A Very Nice Car, A Well Done Ad

This is a very nice car with a very good Craigslist ad.

I've always liked the looks of the E28 5 Series. It's boxy and purposeful, but sporty at the same time. They're fast, handle well and are very comfortable. With routine maintenance, they will run forever.

This is a very, very nice E28. It's been what I would call "modestly modified". It's been lowered slightly, has Bilstien Sport shocks all around and E32 brakes up front. It has 16x8.5 Hartge rims, a 535IS front air dam and rear spoiler and a sport tuned exhaust.

While the car itself has 196,000 miles on it, the seller says the engine is from a 1988 535i and has just 75,000 miles on it. According to the seller, the only work the car needs is a new heater core. It has a 5 speed transmission.

The body looks like it's in very nice condition. The front spoiler has a few scrapes (almost all of them do, I wouldn't even bother fixing it) and there is a small parking lot ding on the front left fender. I can't see any rust or other damage.

Included in the sale is a Hartge M30(H5S) head with 300 degree cam, but only if you want it...

The asking price is a reasonable $3800.00. However, if you don't want the Hartge wheels, the seller will take $1000.00 off the price. If you don't want the Hartge head, he will take another $400.00 off the price. If that stuff means little to you, you could be driving this car for $2400.00. Me? I'd leave the wheels and take the head.

The Craigslist listing is really well done. It's easy to read, gives you the information you need, has a link to a comprehensive Photobucket album, and the seller leaves his phone number.

Located in Carmel, CA, click here to see the listing.


Anonymous said...

Wrong link to the ad, apparently. This appears to be it:

Just A Car Geek said...

Oops. I've corrected it. Thanks!