Slick Top 1982 BMW 520I 5 Speed. 125,000 miles or just under 200,000 KMS on the odometer.
European market E28 in original un-restored condition. Body has a good patina to it with minor rust
areas at the driver’s fender, jack point, battery tray and rear valance where
it meets the passenger rear quarter panel.
The paint is peeling in places and looks to have been repainted at some
time in the cars history. The previous
owner had the car for 12 years and was unaware of any body work performed. The
hood is very solid and rust free with the sound insulation mostly intact,
however the hood has a few minor dents and a bend where it was contacting the
windshield wiper arm. The arm has been
removed and is in the trunk. Trunk is
very solid and clean. The undercarriage
is very straight and clear of any major rust issues; over all a very solid car
for body restoration or enjoy the patina as is.
Glass is all original with BMW logos, there is a crack in the
windshield. Rear bumper has been pushed
in a bit on the passenger side and needs to be straightened; the bumper did not
contact the body from what I can see.
The blue cloth interior is a good condition and complete with European
headrests at the rear. Passenger comfort
seat has a minor tear in the vertical bolster.
The dashboard has its usual cracks and the door handle plastic surrounds
are missing. Power windows up front and
window cranks in the rear of the car with one window off its track and in the
rolled up position. Interior is dry and
clean and very restorable. Engine fires
right up an is an inline 6 M20b20 in good running condition that could use a
tune up and some vacuum leaks taken care of.
There is a sticker indicating that the timing belt has been done at some
time but hard to make out and in German.
The motor does smoke on start-up and goes away; most likely old valve
seals. Exhaust is not in the best of
shape and has leaks. Brakes are getting
down but are surprising very solid at the petal and responsive. Transmission is smooth through the gears
with the clutch grabbing high.
Suspension is original and dry but showing its age. The original steel wheels and hubcaps come
with the car also. To be clear this is a
37 year old car that has not been abused, at the same time has not been
obsessed over and is largely original and needs attention to be roadworthy
again; the car is a project. I would
consider this an excellent base for a restoration or build as the car has not
been tampered with. Let me know if you
have any questions I will get some better pictures added here shortly. Standing still this euro shark nose in its
current condition looks way better than our North American diving board cars
Shipping is the buyers responsibility; I will work with the buyer for transport.