For the last five summers I’ve been enjoying the e28 I bought from just outside Portland, Oregon from its long time owner. The previous owner bought the car in July 1987 and kept the car until July 2018. I wrote about the long time owner here.
It’s a 1984 533i which was only sold in the US and Japan in small numbers. This 533iA is one of 2,514. This rare model has the 3.2L version of the M30 making it just as fun to drive as the 535iS. The 533i is also lighter than the 535i and 535iS. Alpinweis paint over rich Pacific blue leather interior.
One charming feature of early e28’s like this one is that they used horsehair cushioned seats; this gives the cabin a wonderful scent reminiscent of a vintage Porsche. The later model e28’s used foam, so they lack this quality.
This car has been a joy to own and has been meticulously kept throughout its life, primarily by the previous owner – who has kept hundreds of service records detailing every month of the car’s history. Also included are all of the manuals and even the original window sticker.
No rear badge was ever put on the car, the original German owner requested no badge be installed when he ordered the car, which is common in Germany. I recently installed a new genuine Alpina badge to the trunk lid along with a new BMW roundel.
Recent work includes: oil and filter change, air filter, spark plugs, spark plug wires, fan clutch, rubber intake boot, oxygen sensor, brake master cylinder.
The original TRX wheel is in the trunk, while the other four were swapped out (20+ years ago) for new e34 wheels on new Michelin rubber.
It’s been driven maybe 1,200 miles by me over the last five summers. As an entrepreneur and father of two, I just don’t find myself driving the car as much as I’d like to. This wonderful opportunity to own a very clean and cared for e28 is now yours.
For more details, questions, enquiries – email me here.
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