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1988 BMW 535is Rust Free and Well Cared For

Make: BMW
Model: 5-Series
SubModel: 535is
Type: Sedan
Trim: 535is
Year: 1988
Mileage: 263085
VIN: WBADC8407J1724343
Color: Red
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Pearl Beige
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

1988 BMW 5-Series 535is Additional Info:

For sale is my 1988 BMW 535is Automatic and its finished inZinno Red over Pearl Beige leather. Mileage is currently at 263,093 but don’tlet that full you, It has been very well maintained over the years and has beenserviced regularly. The car was kept by the original owner until late 2013 whenit was purchased by the second owner. The complete service history from newuntil present is on hand and available.


1988 535is 4 Speed Automatic

263k Miles

Automatic Transmission

Rust free Florida car its entire life and was brought to theMidwest this past summer where it was garaged the entire time

Matching VIN tags on all body panels

Complete Took Kit

Everything works as it should i.e. Lights, Windows, Sunroof,Heater, etc…

Aftermarket CD player (Should be replaced as it is an olderunit)

Paint is in very nice shape considering it was repainted in2006. A few small dings but overall the paint presents very well

Interior is in good shape with no rips or tears in theleather. All seat functions work as they should with the exception of thedriver’s seat, it does not move vertically but all other functions workincluding the headrest. The dash is cracked which is common with these oldBMW’s and more so with ones that lived in the south for the majority of theirlife

Runs and drives without issue. The engine pulls strong toredline without any hesitation and the transmission shifts without issue. Them30 engine makes a great sound and I can listen to this car idle all day. Itdefinitely has a distinct German muscle car sound to it.

Recently ServicedItems

I can share the full service history with interestedparties. Below are some notable items that were replaced within the last 25kmiles

Rebuilt transmission at 261,000 miles

Valve cover gasket, Spark plugs, Accessory belts, Upper andlower radiator hoses, Fuel filter, Blower motor, Distributer cap and rotor, Controlarm bushings at 258,899

Front and Rear Bilstein struts and shocks at 239,484 miles

Things that needattention

Oil leak that I have yet to diagnose. I notice some oil spotsin the driveway when I move the car.

Trunk seal is need of replacement

There is a rattle during the initial startup that goes awayonce warmed up. It appears to be coming from the heat shield but I am notcertain

Brakes need attention as it does brake a little low

Will need a new set of tires and an alignment. I added a setof 16in BMW style 5 wheels but the original wheels and tires are included inthe sale

All in all this is great car that needs some minor TLC andit will be ready to drive anywhere. It’s getting harder and harder to find a535is and especially ones that have been well maintained over the years. I have a photo album with additionalphotos that I can provide to those who are interested as eBay limits the photo countto 18.

I have tried to describe the car to the best of my abilityand I will be more than happy to help answer any questions.

Car is being sold as is without any warranty given orimplied

$500 nonrefundable deposit is due within 48 hours of theauction closing