1987 BMW E28 M535i

Lot: 536

Sold for (£): 15,540
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1987 BMW E28 M535i manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 104 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Beautifully restored, UK-supplied, manual box E28 M535...


  • The M535i is powered by a creamy smooth 3.5-litre straight-six that produces 215bhp/229lb.ft
  • Photo-documented, meticulous restoration by Classic Legends in Northampton during 2018/19 
  • Superbly finished in the rare BMW colour of Malachite Green. Original beige cloth interior
  • The current keeper is an avid collector and restorer of historic BMWs
  • Excellent history file. MOT until September 2020 issued with no advisories 
  • These are fabulous cars and this is one of the nicest we have seen
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Lot Details

Registration: E188 TKO RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1987 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: BMW Odometer reading (miles): 149500
Model: E28 M535i MOT expiry: 2020-09-11
Warranted: No Chassis number: WBADC720500645979

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 104 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


This glorious manual is finished in the rare classic BMW colour of Malachite Green. 


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The cabin space is positively charming with Original Beige Cloth Interior.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


It might not be a proper M car, but even so it’s powered by a 3.5-liter straight-six engine that produces 215hp.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


The engine and gear box work and sound awesome.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The 17-inch wheels remain in very good order. 


Minor: Major:


Headlight washer jet wiper is not working, which I have already ordered the motor for and it needs a full bmw tool kit in the boot which i am currently sourcing.

Vehicle History


This 1987 M535i has seen just 9 previous owners. The current keeper, an avid collector and restorer of historic BMWs, carried out the restorative work with numerous photographs.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history