1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
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1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual

1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual
1988 BMW 5 Series 535i Refurbishment Concours Winner Fresh Engine Rebuild. Straight 6 Cylinder Engine 3.4L/209. For the first 27-years, this BMW lived in California. The first owner was an attorney who worked in Newport Beach, California. This owner kept the car for 6-years before trading it back into the BMW dealer with just over 43k miles on it. The next owner was Jason Nakagami of Milpitas, California. Jason serviced the car regularly at his local BMW dealer and at Exclusive British European (independent BMW specialist) in Campbell, CA. Thanh kept this BMW for 5 years and added another 10k miles. He too serviced it regularly. Unfortunately, he literally just missed it. A couple of weeks later, he saw it reposted on Craigslist by the new owner. Mike didnt waste any time. He quickly bought the car and brought it down to Southern California in December of 2010. Eventually, Mike shared a garage space right next door to the Kennel. However, in the beginning, he would visit the other BMW guys in the area and use their lifts/expertise. At the time he was a manager for Rolls Royce and had just become curious about BMWs. He was impressed with their build quality and was looking for a fun semi-vintage example to tinker with and use as a daily driver. He started his search for an 80s 5-series and when he found this very original survivor, he knew it was perfect. However, it was really too nice to use as a daily driver. So, Mike decided to further improve it. In May of 2011, he entered the car in his first Concours ever. It was in San Diego with the BMW Car Club of America (BMWCCA). He had never shown a car at a Concours and was shocked to find out he placed 2nd in class. For the next several years, I watched Mike neurotically fix and detail every square inch of the car. He is far more patient than I wouldve ever been. He was constantly ordering parts, running to the local dealership, and dropping off/picking up pieces from plating, powder coating, etc. Everything was carefully organized in order for it to go back together properly. Simultaneously, he continued to enter more competitive Concours events and was winning all of them. This included the following: 2nd place BMWCCA Clean Car Contest San Diego May 2011 1st place BMWCCA Clean Car Contest San Diego May 2012 1st place Huntington Beach Concours June 2012 1st place Legends of the Autobahn August 2012 Masters Award BMWCCA Clean Car Contest San Diego 2013 1st place BMWCCA Oktoberfest 2013 1st place Legends of the Autobahn August 2013 These wins didnt come easy. It was a result of hundreds upon hundreds of hours of work by Mike. Highlights of the repairs and enhancements Mike performed included: Complete European bumper conversion European front valence with chin spoiler Euro headlight wiper system Original factory windshield Factory M5 sport seats and rear seat restored in rare Llama leather to match original Bilstein sport suspension system with Suspension Techniques springs Upper control arm bushings and strut mounts 17 BBS Style 5 restored wheels M-Tech steering wheel Rearview mirror with map lights Original factory radio restored All turn signal lenses and gaskets Factory rear spoiler Fan clutch Exhaust manifold gasket Head gasket and valve cover gaskets Motor mounts Hand painted block and under carriage Aluminum front strut brace Fuel pressure regulator Fuel lines Radiator and hoses M5 brakes with rebuilt calipers Ceramic coat manifold Master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder Door rubber, seals, and door stop/stay Custom Cocomats┬« Replaced dash with good crack-free original example In 2011, with the help of Phil Slater (old school mechanic) he removed the head, sent it out for inspection and measuring. The machine shops said it was perfect. The rest of the engine was inspected by Phil, then resealed with a new head gasket and oil pan gasket. So, Mike, half-joking posted photos and details of this 535i that he had been refining for the past 4-years. The forum troll backed off and said, ohmaybe not that nice. Meanwhile, Clint Summers of Dunwoody, Georgia had been quietly watching Mikes progress posts on the forum. The car arrived in Georgia in April of 2014 with 83k miles. Clint kept the car for almost 3-years, but only added a thousand more miles. He took the car to a local European specialist for the following services: Install magnaflow exhaust system Induction service New Michelin CrossClimate+ tires Full body paint correction CQuartz ceramic coating over all painted services Ceramic coating on wheels and exhaust tips More details are available on the AutoKennel Website. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. AutoKennel was developed as a second home for cool cars of all kinds and for those who enjoy them. This is a friendly environment in which to hang out and enjoy some nice cars and conversation with like-minded enthusiasts. As a licensed California automotive dealer, we provide competitive and affordable sales and brokerage/consignment services. Unlike many others in this business, we are passionate (almost fanatical) enthusiasts who truly enjoy being around cars and people. We specialize in consignment programs. Our goal is to help you sell your vehicle quickly and at the right price. Plus, with all the fraud these days, why take the risk? We do not sit on your car for months on end. Our rates are very competitive and we are experts at not only creating compelling advertisements, but finding all the unique places to market your vehicle. We welcome your visits to the AutoKennel but, please call first so we can be sure to be there for your visit. We dont want to miss you, so please call first. Personal check (once cleared). All funds must clear before title and vehicle are released. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. The customer is responsible for registering the vehicle in their home state. The item “1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual” is in sale since Thursday, November 4, 2021. This item is in the category “eBay Motors\Cars & Trucks\BMW\5-Series”. The seller is “autokennel” and is located in Costa Mesa, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Engine: Straight 6 Cylinder Engine 3.4L/209
  • Model: 5-Series
  • Interior Color: Llama Leather
  • For Sale By: Dealer
  • Exterior Color: Bronzit Metallic
  • Trim: 535i Manual
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Year: 1988
  • Options: –
  • Power Options: –
  • Number of Cylinders: 6
  • Style ID: 260508
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Mileage: 85500
  • Make: BMW
  • Drive Type: RWD
  • Body Type: Sedan
  • Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
  • Title: 1988 BMW 5 Series 535i Refurbishment Concours Winner Fresh Engine Rebuild
  • SubTitle: 1988 BMW 5 Series 535i Refurbishment Concours Winner Fresh Engine Rebuild
  • VIN: WBADC7400J1717891
  • VIN Number: WBADC7400J1717891
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  • Deposit amount: 500.0
  • Deposit type: 1

1988 BMW 5-Series 535i Manual

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