Before there was an M5, there was the M535i. Considered the first motorsport tuned 5 series BMW, the e12 M535i is a highly sought after model.
1981 BMW M535i. European BMW imported from Switzerland in 1997. I’m original importer to the USA and car was converted to meet EPA/DOT at that time. Original mileage 126K and I have nearly complete records from new. Car is in excellent condition and was repainted with a $4K paint job 4 years ago, stored inside since. Many new parts and upgrades have been done in the past year, including full Alpina B9 “Big valved” head with Schrick 290 cam and Alpina B7 turbo intake manifold, New Alpina clothed seats with leather bolsters (fronts Recaros) and factory alpina cloth. Car sports full Alpina suspension (shocks, springs and rear anti-roll bar). Car is a true Motorsport model, only about 1400 produced in 1979-1981. Also has a Denon 10 CD changer under drivers seat and cruise control. Have too many cars and something needs to go to a new home. Email for more details. Thanks for looking!
According to the M535i SIG, this car is attractively priced at $14.5k. Be the envy of your next BMW club drive in this appreciating classic!
UPDATE: Just noticed that this car and the Alpina B7 I listed earlier are from the same owner. Maybe the right buyer could get a discount on both 😉