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go4carter 02-06-2009 01:45 PM

FS: *rare* 1986 M535
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. ;)

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!

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
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.


go4carter 02-06-2009 01:46 PM

*I've replaced the failing Anthracite cloth door panels with nice perforated black vinyl ones, which IMHO, matches better.
The diver's seat cloth has deteriorated since this photo...

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


Originally Posted by TEUTONICFOOL (Post 1263578)
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


AceOfSpades 02-22-2009 12:07 PM

sex and a half

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