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go4carter
02-06-2009, 01:45 PM
1 of 1140 produced for the Japanese market, of 7410 LHD models total.I bought it in Vancouver 3 years ago and it is now registered in Ontario. It's a solid, comfortable car with a strong driveline. I used it to commute 90km/day in Vancouver for 2 years. Has been winter garaged and lightly driven since moving to Toronto. At my last oil change the mechanic was in awe of the lack of rust on this car up on the hoist.

Overall, this car is 7.5/10. I drove it from Vancouver to Toronto over 4 days last year and it behaved perfectly as a German sport sedan should, while giving an average of 28 mpg. Fuel economy would have been much higher if speeds were lower. ;)

WBADC890200715238
Polaris silver, with anthracite cloth manual "sport" interior.
160k KM
"Green" M30B34 engine (3.5L inline 6 cylinder) with tonnes of torque (passed stringent B.C. "aircare").
3.46 LSD
1-2-3 Sport Auto (early manumatic)
Very rare Brown tinted factory glass
Uber rare factory Moon Roof
M-Tech package (steering wheel, seat badges, areo-kit*)
* All tow cover and jack point covers are still attached... rare!
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=6

BAD:
a few quarter size areas where clear-coat if failing. Paint is 7/10.
a touch of rust (less than a dime) on top of rear tailight.
a bit of rust (inhibited) on the moon-roof lifting arms.
Shocks on both seats fronts are gone and on the diver's seat one bolster is detached and a few tears (patched).
one fog light broken
2" crack on dash

GOOD (partial list from last 3 years):
Besides the above items, the car is bone dry. Looks amazing up on a hoist.
vents are tight, adjustable dash vent
new drive shaft
new exhaust (cat back)
Bilstein Sports on all 4 corners
new headgasket
Mustang injectors
CSV
steering pump
water pump
Front wheel bearings
Fuse box
glove box iPod controller / charger
Rear sub- frame mounts and pitman dog-bones
Heater valve

Also available for sale separately (or packaged in):
10:1 "dirty" M30b34
17" x 8.5" et11 ACT multi-piece "basketweave" wheels
These will work perfectly on my future projects so no ass-gabbing please.

$8500.

go4carter
02-06-2009, 01:46 PM
http://e28-535i.com/upload/DSCN6147_1.JPG
http://e28-535i.com/upload/DSCN6148_2.JPG
http://e28-535i.com/upload/newshoes_2.jpg
http://e28-535i.com/upload/TFest_2008.jpg

Interior:
*I've replaced the failing Anthracite cloth door panels with nice perforated black vinyl ones, which IMHO, matches better.
http://e28-535i.com/upload/P1030521.JPG
The diver's seat cloth has deteriorated since this photo...
http://e28-535i.com/upload/P1030512_1.JPG
http://e28-535i.com/upload/backseat.jpg
http://e28-535i.com/upload/P1030525.JPG
http://e28-535i.com/upload/P1030526.JPG

Majjic
02-06-2009, 07:45 PM
bump for a nice ride!

JUS_CRZN
02-08-2009, 04:59 PM
I luv the car good luck.

phill_e46
02-08-2009, 07:15 PM
how much are you looking for the basket weaves?

cdb
02-08-2009, 07:41 PM
That car is awesome. A good buy for someone.....GL with sale.

maxevo
02-08-2009, 08:26 PM
clean ! free bump

///Maluco
02-11-2009, 04:01 PM
Bump for an excellent example of an old school BMW.

go4carter
02-16-2009, 07:44 PM
$1000 for the basketweaves with Yoko H4S rubber, 17/45/225
$600 for the Euro M30 - 207 hp, 224 ft.pds. Amazing e30 swap.

TEUTONICFOOL
02-16-2009, 11:11 PM
how complete is the m30??

go4carter
02-17-2009, 08:48 AM
how complete is the m30??

Nearly all there except for the clutch. I have some hard to source bits and hoses that are need for the high compression engine as well as the proper ECU. The engine also has an older set of headers attached... not pretty but serviceable. Should be able to mate up with your down-pipe with a little work.

phill_e46
02-17-2009, 10:53 AM
are the basket weaves made by bbs ?

go4carter
02-17-2009, 11:06 AM
No, they are German made by ACT. ACT produces similar quality wheels but seem to be far more rare.

go4carter
02-21-2009, 09:58 PM
BUMPing

AceOfSpades
02-22-2009, 12:07 PM
sex and a half

arsevader
02-22-2009, 01:28 PM
No, they are German made by ACT. ACT produces similar quality wheels but seem to be far more rare.

+1 Act wheels are very good quality. My set of ACT LS for sale are a similar design but 15".

bimmerjoe
02-24-2009, 11:58 PM
oh yea my puthy!*love*

zubbie
02-25-2009, 12:53 PM
sweet and clean. Needs a 5 speed and me as a driver. (too bad I've got too much wrapped up in my E34)

Bumpity

go4carter
03-02-2009, 03:01 PM
Yeah, I always think about adding a 5-speed, but, the automatic saved my sanity over a few years of commuting. The transmission has three modes: normal auto, sport auto (shifts at 5k), and manumatic.
Now that it's just a weekend car, the "manumatic" mode and a fairly short-diff (3.45) make for fun runs through the city. 1st gear runs me up to about 40 kph and on-cam (which pretty much is good for all of Toronto) with the occasional bump up into 2nd. Highways are generally in 3rd from 80 to 110kph and then I reach for OD.

///Mmm
03-02-2009, 06:53 PM
I though only North american cars had the small head lights + grill:huh?:

go4carter
03-02-2009, 07:19 PM
I though only North american cars had the small head lights + grill:huh?:

The Japanese spec M535s had some Euro elements and some North American elements. They look like North American lights but they are not sealed beams.

///Mmm
03-03-2009, 02:24 AM
Wow interesting!! i also own a euro-spec E28 back home, its a great car and i dont think anything in bmw can replace it, unless its a E28 M5 hehe!!

Good luck with the sale, i hope it goes to a good home.

go4carter
03-07-2009, 10:27 AM
Thanks!

matty.dc
03-07-2009, 01:34 PM
beautiful car.......wish i didn't have my e30 or this would've been at the top of my list to buy.

go4carter
03-11-2009, 07:54 PM
New battery added.
I took her out of hibernation last week after the rain washed the streets of salt. She's running great.

go4carter
03-23-2009, 09:04 AM
Last tank was 22 mpg (11 L/100km).

go4carter
08-19-2009, 08:15 PM
I'm still interested in selling this car. It's been great to have a ton of seat time this summer but I'd like to make a move. New price $7500. Could be interested in trade for e30 325ix or e46 325xi, maybe even an e39.



WBADC890200715238
Polaris silver, with anthracite cloth manual "sport" interior.
160k KM
"Green" M30B34 engine (3.5L inline 6 cylinder) with tonnes of torque (passed stringent B.C. "aircare").
3.46 LSD
1-2-3 Sport Auto (early manumatic)
Very rare Brown tinted factory glass
Uber rare factory Moon Roof
M-Tech package (steering wheel, seat badges, areo-kit*)
* All tow cover and jack point covers are still attached... rare!
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=6

BAD:
• a few quarter size areas where clear-coat if failing and a recent nasty scratch on the roof. Paint is 6/10. It needs a re-spray and not much else.
• a touch of rust (less than a dime) on top of rear tailight.
• a bit of rust (inhibited) on the moon-roof lifting arms.
• Shocks on both seats fronts are gone and on the driver's seat one bolster is detached and a few tears (patched).
• one fog light cracked, but working.
• 2" crack on dash

GOOD (partial list from last 3 years):
• Besides the above items, the car is bone dry. Looks amazing up on a hoist.
• vents are tight, adjustable dash vent
• new drive shaft
• new exhaust (cat back)
• Bilstein Sports on all 4 corners
• new headgasket
• Mustang injectors
• CSV
• steering pump
• water pump
• Front wheel bearings
• Fuse box
• glove box iPod controller / charger
• Rear sub- frame mounts and pitman dog-bones
• Heater valve and blower

Also available for sale separately (or negotiated in):
10:1 "dirty" M30b34 - 207hp, 224 ftlbs, includes headers (which should open it up more).
17" x 8.5" et11 ACT multi-piece "basketweave" wheels


$7500.

go4carter
08-19-2009, 08:17 PM
Recent photos previous to TedFest this year.

http://e28-535i.com/upload/IMG00074.jpg

http://e28-535i.com/upload/IMG00072.jpg

bmwm5lover
08-20-2009, 10:43 AM
you arent interested in trading for a Offroad ready Range Rover, are you?
long shot.

e24_635csi
08-20-2009, 10:48 AM
bump for a beauty e28.

PinkieMoscow
08-20-2009, 02:09 PM
you're kidding me, right? this thing hasn't sold?

Bump for a beautiful machine.

go4carter
08-20-2009, 11:32 PM
you arent interested in trading for a Offroad ready Range Rover, are you?
long shot.

Sounds fun but I can't do it. V70 sounds about right though.

go4carter
08-24-2009, 08:53 PM
bumping

VSanj
08-24-2009, 10:31 PM
Wow!!

bmwm5lover
08-24-2009, 10:57 PM
Sounds fun but I can't do it. V70 sounds about right though.

I would do it, don't think the g/f would let her grocery getter go.

noid
08-24-2009, 11:07 PM
you're kidding me, right? this thing hasn't sold?

Bump for a beautiful machine.

Unfortunetly for the OP the car is only worth what someone is willing to pay. If its not selling that means the cost is to high, but let him be desider of that.

go4carter
08-29-2009, 02:32 PM
Get out of my thread, Noid.

archins
08-29-2009, 03:27 PM
Looks very clean E28 *th-up* it seems that 1st registration was in 1986 made 11/1985 E28 M535i Sedan M30 JAP Left hand drive Automatic

go4carter
08-29-2009, 07:52 PM
Thank you!

bmwm5lover
08-30-2009, 08:24 PM
Was that you I saw on the 404?

go4carter
09-03-2009, 07:32 AM
Was that you I saw on the 404?

Yeah, it must have been. Your car looks great.

go4carter
09-05-2009, 08:01 AM
Looking for $7500.
I also have a Euro M30... can go with the car or it makes a great e30 swap.

go4carter
09-13-2009, 11:42 AM
Freshening up the thread...

zubbie
09-13-2009, 02:50 PM
Glad I don't live anywhere near TO. Don't need the temptation.

GL

go4carter
09-17-2009, 07:33 PM
thanks!

go4carter
09-24-2009, 06:44 PM
sale pending

ericdalinda
09-24-2009, 07:52 PM
would you trade a E36 318ti with a M52 swap?? 5spd 3.73 LSD
????

i saw this car on islington and rexdale and people OMG AMAZINGLY CLEAN..

go4carter
09-25-2009, 07:12 PM
Thanks a ton. I might consider that, but as my earlier post mentions, I have a sale pending.

go4carter
09-28-2009, 05:50 PM
Sold!

ericdalinda
09-28-2009, 06:41 PM
sold to a member??