Stunning E28 518i SOLD (1987)

Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad

This is the reluctant sale of our lovely 1987 E28 518i in Zinnobar red. There have been only 4 previous owners, the first of whom owned it until 2008. I purchased it in 2009 and it has been used daily since then.
Since we moved house, we have space for fewer cars [ a 1988 E30 325i, 1991 MB 190e and a Harley Davidson XL1200S have already left the fold ] and this is the last to go, so it must go to a good home !
This car really is reliability personified. It has covered 130k miles in it's 30 year life and the M10 fuel injected engine really is bulletproof. It starts first time and loves to keep up with most modern cars. It will happily buzz along the motorway at 80mph all day and is a great car for around town also. A warning though - you'll get everywhere quite slowly, as so many people on a daily basis will want to come and chat to you about your beautiful and classy looking car that they used to remember from 'back-in-the-day'.
The mechanics are really good with over 6 months MoT remaining. It has been regularly serviced in my care by a specialist BMW garage and there are lots of bills and receipts from over the years for renewals and replacements as and when they've been needed. It uses no oil, the manual gear change is precise and it generally purrs along without any fuss. Running costs are low, insurance is ridiculously cheap and it's returning around 30mpg.
There is some body work needed above both rear wheel arches, which is quite common on this model, but for a 30year old car the original paintwork is amazing and is complemented by an attractive sharp silver line around it. The 15ins BBS alloys are very stylish and in very good condition with a good set of tyres fitted.
Looking inside, the car has a timeless and relaxed feel and drive to it. The upholstery is in good condition with the exception being the drivers seat bolster which requires some treatment. There is a factory fitted manual steel sliding sun roof, power front windows and mirrors, PAS, alarm with remote central locking, radio/CD/MP3 player fitted with electric aerial and the original Blaupunkt radio/cassette player is also supplied for good measure. The original toolkit is in the spacious and clean boot and a good set of car mats have always been fitted.
This car really would present as one of the best available in the right hands and it deserves to go to a really good home.
I'm happy to take any questions on 07711 892477.
This advert has now been removed through sale or otherwise
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For Sale
Classic Cars
5 Series
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E28 518i
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