1985 BMW 535i

Price: US $2,500.00 Item location: Fallbrook, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 5-Series
  • SubModel: 535i
  • Type: 4 door sedan
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 220,476
  • VIN: WBADC8404F0665460
  • Color: Black
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Cardinal
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 BMW 5-Series 535i

Runs, rives, tops (the stopping part needs some help) - Black/Cardinal, Cylinder, utomatic Transmission (In 2008 it had $2000 worth of transmission work done) Build Date 11/84. Odometer stopped working shortly after I got it, o my guestimate is 240,000 miles. I drove it maybe 3 or 4 times a week into town 6 miles away and once a month to work about 200 miles round trip. Got it in 2009, rove it until 2012 (when I got a Honda Fit as a gift and gas was $4/gallon, o stopped driving the black beauty). Non Op status since 2013.
Added Info. 2/25/16: Well, learned something I didn't know before. When a vehicle is listed on ebay, hey use a service called "AutoCheck" (part of Experian) that lets you know the history of the vehicle. There was "minor accident or vehicle damage reported" on 2/11/91. It doesn't give any details other than that. That might explain why the nose of the hood has some paint missing and surface rust.
I started working on her about 2010 and replaced the following...


Power Steering Hose

Front Axle Dust Covers (so different than original wheel covers would fit)

Front Brake Rotors & pads

Drive Shaft

Motor Mounts

Transmission Mounts

Cold Start Valve

Distributor Oil Gasket


Instrument Cluster (insides)

Front Suspension: Meyle -

Upper Thrust/ Control Arms with 750 Bushing

Lower Thrust/Control Arms – Aluminum

Tie Rods and Ends, enter link, dler Arm

Stabilizer Bar Link (Right and Left)

Rear Suspension –

Drive Axles (Half Shafts) Right and Left

Rear Trailing Arm to Axle Carrier Connecting Link (R & L)

Rear Stabilizing Bar Connecting Link (R & L)

Needs at least the following:

Brake lines under hood replaced (this is the "needs some help" from above)

Struts/Shocks etc. replaced and alignment

Valves Adjusted

Belts replaced

Parking brake button is stuck in the depressed position.

Windshield Wiper Blades

The not so good:

Paint - Some surface rust on hood, oof and rear deck/trunk lid. Clear coat missing/peeling on passenger front fender and door. Some white over spray on passenger side. A few door dings on both sides. Small dent in roof on drivers side near sunroof.

Seats - Driver seat very bad, span>Passenger seat ripped, ery dry. All seats very dry. But hey 2 new front seat covers are included!!!

No Air Conditioning or Heater, an not working

Original Radio with Cassette – Powers up, ight work if it had an antenna, assette not working

Power Antenna - Not Working

Headliner - A few small rips and stained

Dashboard cracked in several places

Probably could use a new trunk gasket

Some Engine Oil and Automatic Transmission fluid leakage.

On Board Computer thing doesn't work..well, t lights up...sometimes.

The Following is included:

1 set of PBR Ceramic Rear Brake pads

1 Oil Filter

1 Bosch Voltage Regulator

1 Bentley Service Manual

2 Victor Reinz Exhaust Gaskets (3 hole)

1 Bosch Regulator

2 Automatic Transmission Filters

1 Automatic Transmission Selector Shaft Seal

1 Tail Light Receptacle

2 Brake Light Switch (at Pedal)

3 Brake Sensors

1 Drive Shaft Center Support (doesn’t need, ought by mistake)

2 Sub-Frame Mounts (Meyle) for rear

2 Roundels (Front & Rear)

4 Grommets for Roundels

1 Valve Cover Gasket

1 box of 2 Front Seat Covers (black)

2 Alternator Mount Bushings

Original Owner's Handbook / Service Booklet