4246RE: [bmw e28] What are we driving ?
- Mar 12, 2006On Sunday 12 March 2006 10:45 AM, john holst wrote:
> I'll get thefor $4900 australian, it was
> ball rolling my beemer
> is a 1982 528i 5 speed manual I bought in 1997
> white then. Since then, it has been repainted ametalic dark green and
> the engine has been over hauled and with the newset of alloy 16" rims and
> it has come a long way and a joy to drive.
Everyone should quote their mileage too...
I have a (mostly) sapphire blue 1984 528e with 561
000+ kms on the original motor.
It has Bilstein shocks, a new LF strut (thanks to Dave
Ruiz), upgraded sway bars, a K&N air filter,
limited-slip, steel brake lines, new timing belt,
new(er) 5-speed gearbox, cool starter button just like
a Honda S2000! The former owner is at an advanced
driving school at Road Atlanta and he's bringing me
back a new LF fender.
I bought it from a friend in the BMW Club of Canada
Trillium chapter for CDN$1000 in February 2001. He
threw in used-up R-compound tires on coke-bottle rims
and old winter tires on basketweaves and a bunch of
I tracked the car (i.e. used it at driving schools)
for a couple of years! What a hoot. However, my 88
M3 (the summer car) is running again so the 528e is
relegated to winter use.
For CDN$400 I bought a brown 528e a couple of years
ago for parts. I've already taken from it the front
seats, drive shaft, alternator, heater blower fan,
heater slider control buttons, windshield wiper motor
and armatures, windshield washer jet heaters,
high-visibility rear taillight, cruise control
computer, and every light bulb, etc.
I've got brand new tie rod ends and new thrust arms
but I haven't installed them yet.