1987 BMW E28 520i auto For Sale

£6,000 Or near offer

Price £6,000Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make BMW
Model 5 Series
Year 1987
Mileage 99,900 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region City of Bristol
Town Bristol
Telephone 07757 712548
Status Private
  30-Mar-2021
Ref C1253774
Thanks for taking the time to view this advert for my 1987 E28 BMW 520i auto, presented in Alpine White over Anthracite houndstooth interior. It's recently ticked over 100,000 miles and will increase slightly as I do use the car occasionally.

I’ve owned this car since late 2014 and feel like it’s the right time to move on to something different. I’ve had a ‘project’ sat on the drive for a few years while I procrastinate so really need to crack on!

I had another E28 at the time I purchased this 520, buying this one purely because of its condition and interesting spec which includes ABS, A/C, cruise control and self-levelling rear suspension (most parts removed). I believe the M5 came with SLS as standard but I’ve never seen it on a lesser model, least of all a basic, white 520i. Another reason for buying was because the car has only had one previous owner. Please note that the V5 shows that the car has been used abroad but it is a UK spec - I wrote a letter to the original owner trying to find out some more information but didn’t get a response.

The car is garaged and I don’t get to use it quite as often as I’d like - roughly 1000 miles per year, mostly in the summer. I’ve had a few little issues to deal with during my ownership and some parts have been repaired or replaced. There’s plenty of paperwork and mileage records for most of these jobs, some of which include:

-New radiator
-2 replacements of the timing belt
-New water pump
-Transmission fluid flush and replacement
-New distributor cap and rotor arm
-New battery
-2 A/C re-gasses
-2 flushes and replacement of the brake fluid (new bleed screws with most recent flush)
-Replacement of all 4 shock absorbers, springs and ALL associated mounting hardware
-2 coolant flush and changes (also replaced with radiator change)
-5 new tyres and wheel alignment around 1500 miles ago
-Repairs to the bodywork including the removal and replacement of the entire rear panel, repair of the rear arches and removal & re-fitment of the rear windscreen
-New chrome trim around both windscreens
-New boot seal
-Valve clearances adjusted
-New electric aerial

I’ve carried out most of the servicing myself which includes oil and filter changes every 3000 miles or annually, whichever comes first along with replacement of the spark plugs and air & fuel filters. Anything I can’t manage and the car goes to someone who knows better - it's usually looked after by a well regarded local BMW specialist.

Overall it’s in fair condition for its age but isn’t perfect. Jobs which still require attention are:

-The cruise control doesn’t work, I haven’t done any digging as to why.
-Some material on the drivers’ seat bolster has worn through.
-Front wings look to have been repainted in the past and there is some rust starting to come through on the lips of the arches.
-The passenger side door lock has been damaged at some point so isn’t useable.
-There are numerous small marks and dents, a shame but tallies with the age and mileage.
-Some of the SLS parts are missing, the shocks springs and pressure accumulators are gone but the valve block, pipework and pump (which works) are still there.
-A couple of small chips in the windscreen.


Viewing is welcome and encouraged (within the rules) even in this weird new world we’re now living in! I work in retail so hours are all over the place - please drop me an email or leave a voicemail and I’ll get back in touch as soon as I can.

Thanks again,
Tom.
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