1988 535i - E28 - M30 - TCD Turbo **NO RESERVE**

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Bristol, Tennessee, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 5-Series
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 176,270
  • VIN: WBADC7409J1718019
  • Color: White
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1988 BMW 5-Series

I've owned this car since 2007. I bought it with 140,570 miles on the odometer and the car has been garage kept since I've owned it. The car has a 5-speed manual transmission and a turbocharged 3.4L inline 6. I have been running Mobil 1 15w-50 and Rislone Zinc supplement.The engine runs great. It does require 93 octane. I'm looking to sell to make room in the garage as I have recently become addicted to motorcycles.
I have put a lot of money into the turbo and other parts and I know I will not get that out of the car, but it's time to go. The turbo kit alone goes for $3400.
Here's a Video
Here are some known issues that may not be obvious in photos: This is probably not an all inclusive list but it's everything that comes to mind.
  • Speedometer and odometer just quit within the last 100 miles. The odometer reads 176,170 I have put less than 100 miles on the car since the last time the odometer was working. I opened the instrument cluster and the odometer has a broken pinion gear. The speedo unit had a black spot and crack on the PCB. On the opposite side of the PCB it looked like a resistor had failed. I looked at this yesterday 11/18/2017.
  • Steering feels a bit loose and could use new ball joints
  • Body has some rust
  • A/C needs recharge. It was emptied for the turbo install. A/C worked before that.
  • Power mirrors need repair (broken spring in gear mechanism - google)
  • Passenger power headrest needs repair (common problem - google it)
  • Power windows are a little slow. Probably fixed by cleaning and re-greasing gears
  • Clutch pedal engagement point moves around occasionally. (air in the system?? or need master or slave cylinder???)
  • Needs heater valve repair (common - google)
  • Brake liner and ABS lights are on. probably broken wires and/or sensors, I have not investigated.
  • Rear diver side arm rest is black not red like the rest of the interior..
  • Dash is cracked, of course
  • Cruise control stalk is in the glove box.
Here are the things I've added/replaced/upgraded, with mileage at time of service in parentheses:
  • New Battery (4-5 months ago)
  • TCD Stage 1 turbo kit with chip(173,732)
  • TCD Stage 1 clutch (173,732)
  • TCD 3" Exhaust (173,732)
  • New Tires and wheels (173,732)
  • New bearings in Limited Slip Differential (173,732)
  • New clutch master and slave cylinders (173,732)
  • New clutch pilot bearing, ball pin, spring clip, release bearing, fork lever (173,732)
  • Rear drum pads - parking brake (173,732)
  • Rear subframe & trailing arm bushings (173,732)
  • Rear pitman arms (173,732)
  • New Throttle position sensor (162,647)
  • Pioneer CD player (158,311)
  • Custom under-seat 8" JBL subwoofer with Rockford Fosgate Punch P200-2 Amp in the trunk(158,311)
  • Billstein sport shocks, front and rear (158,311)
  • Eibach Pro springs, front and rear (158,311)
  • Sway bar links and bushings, front and rear (158,311)
  • Guibo and center support bearing (158,311)
  • Rotors and pads, front and rear (158,311)
  • Trunk and tail light gaskets (158,311)
  • Distributor cap & rotor (158,311)
  • New heater blower motor (157,819)
  • New central lock unit (152,380)
  • Keyless entry (152,380)
  • Heater valve (147,840)
  • Bosch Starter (144,600)
Extras - included with the sale:
  • New Sunpro vacuum/boost gauge that I never installed
  • New hood vent gaskets - not installed
  • 2 oil filters
This car is being sold as-is. No warranty is expressed or implied. This car may also be listed for sale locally, so the Ebay listing may be ended sooner than scheduled.All sales final, no returns, Buyer is responsible for pickup and/or shipping.

Please remember:This car is almost 30 years old.This car will require maintenance.This car will not feel like a new car.
Thanks for looking. Let me know if you have any questions.