Auction Now Live: Ends on 26th February. Full details live now on Trade Classics. AUCTION NOW LIVE We are excited to offer on auction at Trade Classics this original of the super saloon category, the BMW M535i E12. This all original example features the 3.5L straight-six engine (M30) which was also used in another iconic BMW Motorsport car in the M1. To match the power, a close-ratio dog-leg 5 speed box, suspension and wheel upgrades. All of this turned BMWs luxurious 5 seater saloon into a Bavarian bahnstormer, transporting you from A to B with the swiftest of response. AUCTION NOW LIVE
1986 M535i 5-SP Manual E28 Finished in Alpine white with navy velour interior. 90,600 miles from new. Factory specification includes sports seats, electric glass sunroof, front & rear electric windows, on-board computer, headlamp wash wipe, rear head-restraints, PAS. Still fitted with the original Blaupunkt Toronto radio-casette. The only deviation from standard are the genuine 17″ Alpina alloy wheels, however the original wheels with Michelin TRX tyres are still available. Supplied new by L.J Irvine & Sons Ltd, BMW main agent in Bridgewater, Somerset, to a Mr Rowe on 8th March 1986. Avantgarde purchased this car direct from Mr Rowe, and although the vehicle was originally registered in the name of his company, title was transferred to his personal ownership in 1990. Mr Rowe has cosseted this car for its entire life, and although having covered just over 90,000 miles it presents and drives like a car that has covered less than half of that mileage. When purchasing her we were informed that the paint was all original but have since repainted the front bumper. Apart from just a very few stone chips on the front edge of the bonnet the original paint is close to perfect. It even still
We are delighted to offer this very special collectors piece onto the market. This E12 M535i model was the M divisions first attempt at a production road car. Only 1402 were ever built and information from the owners club tells us that less than 100 survive and less than 20 are said to be on the road in the UK. Interest in these rare cars is certainly increasing and significance of being the very first M saloon makes this a true collectors piece. The model features a limited slip differential, five speed dogleg gearbox, 3.5 litre M30 inline six cylinder engine and was capable of 140mph and 0-60 in 7 seconds.