This 1987 BMW 535is is finished in Cinnabar Red over black leather and is powered by a 3.5-liter M30 inline-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. Equipment includes a Euro-style front grille, bumpers, and headlights, a rear spoiler, 16″ Alpina wheels, aftermarket springs and dampers, a sunroof, sport seats, and an Alpine head unit. The car was moved from Florida to California in 1996 and was acquired by the seller in 2012. Recent service reportedly included changing the oil and fluids and replacing the clutch, water pump, spark plugs, and ignition cap and rotor. This 535is is now offered at no reserve with spare parts, an accident-free Carfax report, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
The body is finished in Cinnabar Red (138) and fitted with a Euro-style front grille, lower front valance, headlights, and headlights. Additional equipment includes yellow fog lights, a trunk spoiler, a sunroof, and a center-exit exhaust system with dual finishers. The seller believes the rear quarter panels and trunk have been refinished, and a rust spot under the rear window seal is shown up close in the gallery below.
Aftermarket 16″ Alpina-style wheels measure 8″ wide and are wrapped in Goodyear tires that are in need of replacement. The suspension is said to be equipped with Bilstein shocks and H&R lowering springs, and braking is handled by four-wheel discs.
The interior features black leather seating surfaces and door panel inserts along with a matching dashboard and carpets. Seat covers are applied over the factory sport seats, and additional equipment includes power windows and locks, an onboard computer, a wood shift knob, and an Alpine head unit. The seller states that the air conditioning does not blow cold.
An aftermarket three-spoke steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, and gauges for coolant temperature, fuel economy, and fuel level. The six-digit odometer shows 195k miles, approximately 80k of which were added by the seller. The true mileage is unknown.
The 3.4-liter M30 inline-six was factory rated at 182 horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission and a factory limited-slip differential. Recent service reportedly included changing the oil, performing a valve adjustment, and replacing the clutch, water pump, spark plugs, and ignition cap and rotor. The seller states the battery will drain if the car sits for prolonged periods of time.
Additional photos of the underside are provided in the image gallery.
A set of Mille Miglia 16×8″ wheels is included in the sale along with European-spec exhaust heaters, a Billy Boat exhaust system, and a driver’s-side Recaro SE seat with an E28 mounting bracket.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists history in Florida and California beginning in March 1992. A potential odometer rollback is noted in 2008.
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