1994 BMW 5-Series e34 Many New Parts, Tires DON'T MISS
- Condition: Used
- Make: BMW
- Model: 5-Series
- SubModel: i
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
- Doors: 4 Doors
- Year: 1994
- Mileage: 188,000
- VIN: WBAHD6322RGK44810
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 2.5L I6 24V
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
- Options: CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1994 BMW 5-Series i
1994 BMW 525i
Classic e34 BMW
Almost all original with some small upgrades
I will consider all reasonable offers; Feel use the Make Offer button. Keep in mind that I put parts and labor costs into this car in the last 8 months.
(PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW)
Only now let's get down to the details:
I appreciate your time in reading my crazy "Bimmer" fan sales ad here on Craigslist.
Has expensive HID headlights upgrade kit. The low beams have a blue tint to them and the high beams are very bright. Professional install on the HID upgrade kit with special power modules, one per HID lowbeam lamp. Really cool looking to see the HID lamps in an old school circular e34 bulb.
-NEW Tires (Front)
-Two rear tires are almost full tread
-full spare tire in trunk with good tire.
-NEW Battery ($130) H-9 1000 cold cranking amps
Fall 2015, shop that specializes in German cars replaced a lot of parts:
-new lower control arms front and rear (front end)
-new AC/heater blower motor
-new driver side window and window regulator
-new front car seat covers
-new battery w/ 5 year warranty
-new Front Grille Frame Outer (already installed)
Spent over $1500 on restoration to fix all safety related issues. It really needs nothing at all as far as drive-ability wise.
The only needs to be replaced based on mileage (maintenance) but nothing is broken, suspension is fully functional. If I keep the car I want it to be even better than OEM, so that is why I have been considering an upgraded M5 grade replacement for the full suspension.
Left it with BMW of Alexandria for 3 days and they said there is nothing at all that it needs safety wise. In fact they were impressed with how great of shape it is in for a 94' 525i. This shows how well this car has been cared for and loved throughout the years and previous owners. It hales originally from Germany and spent most of it's life in PA before I brought it to Virginia last summer.
This BMW fires up with a new starter motor and purrs like a e34 bimmer should. This is the second e34 I have owned. The last one was an 88' 535is and this 525i is really awesome!!! Going to miss her! ;-(
Car is in great shape and will runs strong. The e34 is famous for it's reliability, and well if you are a serious buyer then you know about these cars and I do not have to keep harping about how awesome they are. I really do not want to sell it to someone who does not appreciate it's classic BMW heritage. I will include the full Bentley Factory Repair Manual (PDF format). The same repair manual is used by BMW expert mechanics and costs $50-90 in print form. I prefer to use it on a computer monitor to study the diagrams and search for keywords.
VA inspection sticker from July 2015, also passed VA emissions. I drove the car 3 hours home from PA and brought it for inspection the next day. Passed emissions and I had to replace the control arms to get it to pass safety inspection. As mentioned, all the safety related (normal maintenance) repairs have been done so that is why I was planning on keeping this car for a while.
It has 188k miles on it but runs like new. There is never any oil or fluids on the ground when parked. I checked each time when I first purchased it last summer. NOT A DROP! The valve cover gasket could be replaced (regular maintenance).
Don't hesitate to MAKE ME AN OFFER! The car will not be for sale long!!! If it does not sell this week or next then I will likely not put it back up for sale for another year or so.
THE BAD (Items that are easily fixable)
The driver side seat has the common issue of "bmw e34 seat twist".
It is a $0 fix, just go to the YouTube or Google and search for the video: "e34 seat twist fix"
eBay will not let me paste the YouTube link here so just Google search the term: "e34 seat twist fix" and it should be the first YouTube video that shows up.
-I just have not had time to fix the seat twist issue, and only drive the car a few times a week so it does not bother me.
There is really nothing else wrong with this car. It is really a gem of a 23 year old classic. Please keep in mind that it will need some TLC if you use it as a daily driver. It is not perfect and I am not claiming it is like a new BMW. It is from 1994! I only got so far (explained above) with the Full Restoration. It makes a great (affordable) and safe daily driver (in current state), Dual front Airbags and many other safety features that BMW pioneered the auto industry with. This car has so many bells and whistles that most cars you buy new in 2016 do not have.
Driver's heated seat does not seem to function, but it is going to be summer soon in VA! Passenger side heated seat does work and gets hot very fast. I am sure the driver's side heated seat is an easy fix. Might just be a wire is disconnected because I did take the seat out to replace one of the power adjustment motors from a parts car last summer.
The complete set of owner's manuals, bmw apparel catalog (super cool 1990's gear and clothing:-)
ALL INCLUDES - This e34 BMW had all the features from the factory, even a car phone! The antennae for the car phone is left on the car for nostalgic purposes because it is really awesome! I planned on restoring this car because the only thing that is missing OEM is that car phone! Dang!!!
There is a few very minor nicks and scratches here and there. Again the car is about 23 years old! For the age it looks very nice considering it is all original cosmetically. From not too far away, and with a fresh wash and wax, it really looks very nice still.
There is a small dent just below the drunk lid. It is about 1/2"x1" in size but could be easily pulled out. Again 23 YEAR old car so I am not gonna say it is perfect. ;-) but I only noticed this dent the other day when looking very close, and I have had the car for almost a year.
Please don't waste my time just to test drive it and kick the tires. Serious buys only, NO NON-PAYING BIDDERS – YOU WILL BE REPORTED IF YOU “BUY IT NOW” AND DO NOT PAY, SO PLEASE JUST BE SURE YOU WANT TO MAKE THE PURCHASE AHEAD OF TIME <<<<ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING>>>>...WILLING TO CONSIDER REASONABLE OFFERS. Please just ask ANY QUESTIONS AND MAKE AN INFORMED PURCHASE. NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS, THIS IS AN AUCTION – ALL SALES FINAL!!!
Tell me upfront what you would like to spend and I promise to give you a very straightforward answer quickly. For the full auction asking price, I will take care of the items listed above, seat twist, oil change, new Bosch Spark Plugs, and Value Cover Gasket. I should mention that the valve cover gasket could go another 10k miles easily. It is a maintenance thing, and as mentioned above there is no oil leaking on the ground. It is just a tiny amount around the valve cover. I am being as straightforward to list any and all information I can. I hate buying cars from people to find little things they must have known about and just did not mention. You will not find a nicer 90's e34 like this one.
CAR is for sale locally as well. I reserve the right to cancel the auction / sale at anytime.