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FOR SALE: 1981 E12 M535i - 149k Miles
- Very presentable car. Original Apline White. Some thin paint on leading edge of bonnet, and small patch on top of rear wing where it appears to have been over polished. Motorsport stripes. Full Motorsport front valance. Minor age cracks on paint but no damage. Getrag close-ratio “dogleg” gearbox The paintwork was refreshed in 2001 and is still excellent all round. Interior generally good. All original black Recaro. Some thin thread in middle of drivers seat but all bolsters good. Headling all good though could do with a clean. Electric mirrors, manual windows and sunroof. Modern Kenwood stereo with iPod lead. Discreet high output speakers in original positions in front footwell, some larger speakers on rear shelf.
- Drives great as you would expect. Plenty of power and grip. Brakes are great after recent rebuild and LSD appears to be working well. Has some lean in corners but that is all part of the character. If I was keeping the car my next job would be to refresh the bushes and possibly the shocks, but that is only for purposes of improving an already good car. There is an occasional vibration from the rear under full power in 1st or 2nd gear which I suspect is the prop doughnut , but it is minor and not warranted fixing yet. Other than that, no untoward sounds from the driveline or suspension.
Below is a brief history of the are in my ownership since 2007 and some from before based on receipts
2011: Crendon Motors
- New core plugs
- Replacement Exhaust Manifold (due to cracked fixing)
2011: £442.79 : Service & fixing high RPM misfire.
- New fuel pump & fixing
- Oil change
- Airflow mountings
- Ingnition lead set
- Fuel Filter
- Distributor Cap
Rebuild with new seals & rings for all brake calipers, and stainless steel hoses all round.
BMW Works £213.47 Work on brakes after rebuild to fix pedal feel.
- Bleed brake fluid X2
- Bleed Servo Units X2
- Test Foot brake & MOT2
2007: Autobahn Services £957.61
- Starter Motor
- Viscous Coupling Fan
- Water Pump
2007: BWW Worx £543.27
- Replace rear Exhaust
- Align Headlights
- Replace Wipers
- Adjust C/o
- MOT Test
- Washer Pump
- Brake Fluid Change
Prior to 2007
- 1994 - Front Wing
- 2001 - Wing(?), Sill, rear panel
- Head Gasket set
Questions and concerns can be sent to Daniel’s email.
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