In Reply to: 1987 535is purchase posted by Phil on June 17, 1999 at 00:27:21:
: Considering 87 535is - 160K, 5spd.,Charcoal/black $3500 - No records, no documented history. Only shoulder shrugs from inept and ignorant used car lot. They obviously have no clue as to what they have. "Don't see many BMWs". However, car is in truly excellent condition. Paint is original and only slightly fading. No door dings. Interior is remarkable. Leather dry but no splits cracks or signifigant wear. Apparently, garaged until it began sitting in lot in January. Clutch seems fine, engine sounds/runs/idles fine, oils clean etc... Bushings look cracked. Do not see any new parts. Catch is: Won't allow mechanic check. Found a 1993 N.J. reciept in trunk (Car now in central FL). ANY ideas for indications or additional checks I could do would be appreciated or if original N.J. owner recognizes car....
You could buy that car and get what you get: questions and numerous repairs in the future. I have an 88 535ia that has had all of the mods, repairs, and fixes done to it including Jim C. chip, 7 series rotors, calipers, bushings, SS brakelines, new motor and tranny mounts, driveshaft, front and rear suspension, eibach springs, K&N, Hella H4s, etc, etc. Excellent on the inside and out, including 16" mille miglia emotion wheels. I am in the panhandle of fl and would take $6,000 for the car. Can deliver.
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