Saturday, October 30, 2010
BMW 5 Series 535i
In Japan the cars are certified every two years at a cost of $1500.00. The owner decided not to continue the inspections and put the car up for auction. The cars are container shipped to North America. This car came from a fleet of cars for American executives in Japan.
I was able to buy a 1989 535i in gun metal gray for $6500.00 dollars. This car was a real deal with only 74K on the odometer and a left hand drive to boot. These cars are not driven allot so the seals around the valve covers and transmission needed to be changed.
With a total investment of $10K over three years we are driving BMW and it’s a keeper.
The original automatic is rated at 208 hp. It has been upped by a performance chip to approximately 248. I recently had the car up to 220km with no issues.
It was purchased at a fraction of the cost of new cars. It drives and handles like a dream!!!.