No Reserve: 1992 BMW 535i with 5-speed manual and factory LSD

Price: - Item location: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 5-Series
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 535i
  • Year: 1992
  • Mileage: 188472
  • VIN: WBAHD1317NBF12867
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: M30B35
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
  • Options: CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1992 BMW 5-Series 535i

For Your Consideration: 1992 BMW E34 535i with 5-speed manual transmission, factory 3:46 rear LSD and ASC (not ASC+T). OriginalIceland Green Metallic exterior andParchment leather/wood interior. Three owners: all BMWCCA members, all owned garages. Meticulously maintained since new, with comprehensive service records documenting all Oil services, Inspection I and Inspection II services since new (see below). Additionally, countless maintenance issues, both great and small, have been addressed in a timely manner throughout the car's lifetime, including issues common to E34s (e.g., driver power seat tilt/cable repair, driver's side door hinge repair). Head gasket job, to repair a minor oil leak, completed with new valve seals about 5,500 miles ago. Although I had every intention of enjoying the car for longer, I've been traveling often and my one-car garage finally needs to surrender to another, more valuable vehicle.
The car is factory spec, with the following exceptions:BMW M5 M-System II (i.e., "Throwing Stars") wheels. The factory ECU chip has been replaced with D'Sylva E.A.T Performance Chip E34-179.6K8 (6800 RPM limit). Euro BMW M5 front 25mm/rear 20mm sway bars (manufactured by Eibach, sold via Turner Motorsports). BMW E34 M5 shift knob, in matching wood finish.35% side and rear windows tint, period E34 door cup holder, and working Pioneer DEH-X3800UI CD/USB receiver.
No rust!
M30B35 starts, idles, runs, and shuts off without issue, and pulls throughout rev range. Engine temperature runs consistently just under or at the halfway mark on the temperature gauge, even during summer and/or in stop-and-go traffic. Getrag manual transmission shifts effortlessly between gears; clutch feel is solid with no slippage. Power steering is smooth. Handles neutrally through corners.Current Virginia state inspection is valid through May 2020.
Paint: All original except for the passenger rear quarter panel, from when the first owner scraped his mailbox (Records indicate paint repair only, no body damage). To-be-expected-at-this-mileage cosmetic issues, such as a dime-sized spot and a couple of smaller chips on the hood, which have been previously sealed and touched up (i.e., no clear coat peel). There is a scratch on the driver's side door which has been touched up. Some mild road rash on the black plastic front spoiler lip, but solidly attached to front bumper. The car has been looked after its entire life, current owner has washed and cleaned regularly by hand using products and procedures available here: being said, most pictures in this listing were taken within the past week after simply backing the car out of its garage, without preening or peacocking, so that bidders may evaluate this E34 on its own merits. Some photos were edited to obscure the vehicle's current license plate; otherwise, no editing or touchup whatsoever. I'm sure I'll get around to washing the car later this week; I might even post updated pictures (after cleaning) as the bids go higher.
Dashboard, Consoles: All excellent. Steering wheel leather looks and feels new. All window switches, locks work.On Board Computer: All OBC functions work, with the exception of the remote, turn signal control of OBC functions (not uncommon with E34s).Seats: Both front power seats work; heater, memory settings work; excellent leather throughout, regularly maintained with Lexol, with minor wear on driver's seat (no rips, holes). Rear seat has barely been used. Tan BMW 5-series coin tray for door. Excellent wood.Headliner: A couple of minor sagging spots in the rear, but not typically noticeable until you touch them with your finger. I'm 6'4 and the headliner does not make contact with the top of my head when I sit in the back seats. This rear section of the headliner sometimes ripples gently when driving with windows down.Sunroof: Opens, closes, and tilts without issue. No leaks.Glass: All original, except windshield replaced by original owner; work done at BMW with new factory windshield. Professionally-installed 35% tint placed by second owner on side and back windows. A BavAuto front windshield sunshade is unrolled whenever the car is parked outside.Door panels: Great condition, with vinyl door inserts intact (i.e., not peeling away from door panels)Glovebox: Lid and lock work, E34 glovebox light in place, but does not work. All factory manuals, many service stamps in maintenance log.Trunk toolkit: Complete for US E34 (i.e., no Euro warning triangle)Cruise control: worksLocks: workKeys: Complete set of 3 keys and 2 keyless entry fobsAir conditioning: Original R12 system in working order.
VIN: WBAHD1317NBF12867Production Date: February 21, 1992 inDingolfing, GermanyProduction Number: 9234344Engine type: M30B35 (3.4 L inline 6-cylinder with Bosch Motronic 1.3)Engine Number: 41540271 (M30; serial number 154; Munich, production day 271)Engine ID code: 34 6K B (3.4 L 6-cylinder with catalytic convertor for US production)Transmission: Getrag 260 5-speed manual Exterior Paint Code: 273 Islandgrün (Iceland Green Metallic)Interior Paint Code:0453 Pergament Holz-Leder (Parchment Wood/Leather)BMW Factory Options Codes
2093:46 Limited Slip Differential (LSD 25%)213Automatic Stability Control (ASC)240Leather steering wheel245Electronic Steering Column Adjust459Electric Seat Adjustment with Memory472Front Driver's and Passenger's Center Armrests494Front Driver's and Passenger's Heated Seats640Car Telephone Preparation (dealer installed)686Diversity Function Aerial694Preparation for CD Changer (dealer installed)818Main Battery Switch925Shipping Protection Package
Wheels: BMW M5 M-System II (i.e., "Throwing Stars") 17 x 8 ET 20 (235/45 17)Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S (Note: tread wear passed VA state inspection in May 2019, but tires will be due for replacement within the next year.)Brakes: Fine for now based on most recent inspection and road performance; however, I would expect to replace brake pads within the next year as well.
Overview of Maintenance History (Note: Available original service receipts included with sale). Date Mileage Service2/21/1992 Build Date: MSRP ($48,615)5/15/1992 Pre-delivery Inspection
5/23/1992190 First Owner (Pennsylvania)
9/8/1992 1,660 1200 Mile Service: oil service, gearbox & diff service; adjust valves4/19/19935,715Oil Service, clean fuel injectors; 3/31/199412,073Inspection I: oil service, adjust valves, change ACC microfilter10/24/199416,173Oil Service; tire rotation2/13/199519,669Oil Service5/26/199524,012Oil Service9/5/1995 29,063Inspection II: Oil Service, replace spark plugs W8LCR, replace air filter, ASC inlet filter element, flush cooling system, replace V-belts; Gear oil; Diff oil; replace fuel filter, adjust valves, change ACC filter new tires (Bridgestone Turanza); window regulator, cup holder ACC fan switch replace10/12/199531,158window channel lube3/4/199633,511Oil Service; rotate tires, wiper refills7/1/199637,615Oil Service; fan resistor10/15/199642,039Inspection I: Oil Service; change brake fluid; brake light recall, door lock, rotate tires; wiper inserts; airbag tab recall7/21/199747,250Oil Service; left front marker lamp3/19/199853,022Oil Service; cooling flush; rotate tires, wiper refills8/4/1998 56,789Inspection II: Oil Service 10W-40, replace spark plugs, OBC lamp replace air filter, ASC inlet filter element, replace V-belts; oil leak Gear oil; Diff oil; replace fuel filter, adjust valves, change ACC filter3/2/1999 60,784Oil Service; change brake fluid; rotate tires, marker lamp, fuel door6/4/1999 63,759 Oil Service; Radiator cap recall10/5/199967,850Oil Service; new tires (Turanza); battery3/6/200071,331Inspection I: oil service, adjust valves, change ACC microfilter clean fuel injectors; change coolant (every 2-yrs);9/18/200075,180Oil Service 15W-40; light bulbs5/14/200179,006Oil Service; brake fluid; rotate, balance tires; hange brake fluid11/5/200182,486Oil Service 15W-40; balance tires; replace headlight lens4/11/200285,142Oil Service10/8/200289,122Inspection II: Oil Service, replace spark plugs, replace air filter, ASC inlet filter element, flush cooling system, replace V-belts; Gear oil; Diff oil; replace fuel filter, adjust valves, change ACC filter change coolant, wipers3/24/200390,633patch tire9/12/200393,270Oil service; Seat cable repair; Clutch and flywheel, front Boge struts, universal joint; throwout bearing, balance tires10/25/200498,371Oil service; coolant flush, brake fluid change; rotate tires4/26/2005100,287diagnose O2 sensor5/31/2005101,146Inspection I; 15W-40 oil; adjust valves, microfilter; clean fuel injectors, replace O2 sensor11/4/2005103,347Windshield replaced; brake light switch; wiper inserts4/5/2006104,694 Oil service 15W-40; new tires Michelin energy saver; alignment11/16/2006107,254Inspection II (part 1) Oil service; brake fluid, coolant flush1/23/2007107,438Battery4/18/2007108,042Inspection II (part 2): Water pump, head gasket, air filter top timing chain gasket, exhaust hangers; thermostat, valve adjust6/7/2007 bypass hose; antifreeze4/29/2008109,912lube shifter1/23/2009 Paint rear 1/4 panel and right-rear door (Note: owner scraped his mailbox backing up; no bodywork needed)5/4/2009111,027Oil service; brake master cylinder; hood shocks; brake fluid7/22/2009 new gas cap4/7/2010 112,722state inspection6/15/2010112,978Entire cooling system8/12/2010 fuel pump; fuel filter; leveling switch4/15/2011114,326upper coolant hose; V belts; coolant flush10/25/2011114,714New BMW battery1/11/2012114,888control check module4/26/2012115,055Front and rear brakes; rotors, tires8/13/2012115,257steering lock; key code11/7/2012 new battery7/20/2013Second Owner (Florida)
7/29/2013117,826Inspection II: Oil service 10W-40 Kendall, Diff service BG Ultra Gold; Gearbox service Redline MTL; Fuel filter; Spark plugs WR8LP+ Valves adj.; Driver's seat twist repair; Turner (Conforti) chip; antenna grommet, passenger washer nozzle, Cabin air filter8/26/2013119,497Driver side door reinforcement welded in and painted; Rear shocks Sachs-Boge; Wheel caps, new tires11/26/2013122,009Oil service; PS clamps; PS fluid; Fan clutch1/3/2014124,208High pressure power steering hose2/11/2014126,366Oil service; PS hose, return hose and canister; PS fluid4/28/2014130,658Oil service; BG MOA, BG Ethanol Kit7/7/2014133,731Oil service; Aux fan fuse; Radio install; Alignment7/22/2014133,878Replace AC condenser fan 134,665Adj. valves (self)1/7/2015138,884Inspection II: Oil service; diff service; gearbox service; adj valves, new tires3/11/2015142,560Oil service; Front struts; headlight5/18/2015148,253Oil service 20W-50; A/C diagnosis7/6/2015151,014Aux fan replaced9/28/2015154,924Inspection I: Oil service 10W-40; adj. valves; Cabin air filter; engine air filter; fuel filter; spark plugs WR8LC+; control arm bushings11/18/2015156,967Fan relay replaced12/28/2015159,821Oil service; PS hose; PS fluid2/1/2016162,955mount balance tires2/19/2016163,753Radiator replaced; coolant replaced; Brake flush4/27/2016167,627Inspection II: Oil service; Diff service; Gearbox service; Adj. valves; All belts replaced; Timing chain bolts torqued; wheel align 170,107 Oil service; Oil pan replaced 8/15/2016173,832Oil service 10W-40; bulbs, aux fan connector, R12, OBD reset8/21/2016Third Owner (Virginia) [i.e., the Seller]
9/9/2016175,500Front license mount, mounting hardware, BMW Battery9/10/2016 Pioneer DEH-X3800UI CD/USB receiver install9/21/2016 BMW trunk shocks11/5/2016176,950Oil Service: Brad Penn 15W-4011/10/2016177,108Reverse light switch D'Sylva E.A.T Performance Chip E34-179.6K86/27/2017180,190Inspection II: spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter, cabin air filter, oil service gearbox oil, adjust valves, differential fluid, coolant flush, PS fluid wheel alignment, balance tires, replace R front marker lens, brake fluid VA State inspection (Note: BMW service tech sloppily entered 180,500 on service ticket,not 180,190 ... he doesn't work there anymore)7/10/2017180,416Install Euro 3.8L M5T Nurburgring Edition 20mm rear sway bar, links7/12/2017180,417Install Euro 3.8L M5T 25mm front sway bar, links5/15/2018183,003Head gasket, machine cylinder head, distributor & rotor, V-belts Brake booster check valve, coolant hoses, coolant Oil Service: Rotella T4 15W40; valve seals, VA State inspection6/23/2018183,714Oil Service:Rotella T4 15W40 (initial break-in)2/12/2019186,731Oil Service:Rotella T4 15W405/3/2019187,472VA State inspection7/9/2019 188,424 Oil Service:Rotella T4 15W40

If needed, shipping is the responsibility of the buyer to arrange and pay for. After full payment clears, etc., I am happy to help with vehicle pick-up via third-party auto carrier for a long-distance buyer.
WARRANTY OF OWNERSHIP. The Seller warrants that the Seller is the true and lawful owner of the Vehicle, and that the Vehicle is free of any and all legal claims, encumbrances, and offsets by others.