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1991 BMW 535i Burgundy, with Rebuilt top engine and More, ***Price Reduced***

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  • Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 5-Series
  • SubModel: E34
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 535i
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 227,800
  • VIN: WBAHD2310MBF71618
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
  • Options: CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1991 BMW 5-Series 535i Description

I'm moving back to the midwest, and therefore need to sell my car and buy something capable of handling snow and towing a trailer with my stuff. I bought this car 9 years ago from a mechanic who took great care of it. His wife was driving it when it was rear-ended and totaled because of its age and the expense of repairing it. (This was in the state of WA.) I bought it back from the insurance company and had it repaired since the only damage was to the back end. THERE WAS NO FRAME DAMAGE. I called Oregon DMV to confirm that the title is CLEAR.
Here are the things I've had done for the car. I have most of the service records, and the same shop has taken care of most its needs, so you can speak with them about the car as well.
Within the last 2 years:
New muffler and ceter pipes
New ignition wires
New headlights and light assemblies
New windshield
New washer nozzles
Complete tune-up
Rebuilt top-engine: new cylinder head gasket, adjust valves
New Thermostat
New Control arms w/brushings, Pitman arm
New A/C compressor and drier
New radiator
New battery
New paint (Maaco, and not the cheap option. $1600. Has a topcoat and part of the car was sanded down to the metal before it was painted.) However, someone keyed the passenger side--not too bad, though.
Have also replaced the alternator, water pump, front and rear brakes, struts, ACC Mono Valve, and most hoses and belts.
Tires were replaced 2 months ago.
Car has 227,800 miles on it and drives tight. It has been lowered just a little to hug the curves. There are some dings that I've photographed. I didn't take any pics of the interior because I didn't have time to vacuum. The interior is in "ok" shape. The fabric on the roof is just starting to loosen, and the weather-stripping around the inside of the doors is pretty well shot, as you'd probably expect on a car this old.
There are some quirks and some things that you might decide to repair or not:
*Trunk leaks due to the accident. However, there is no mildew, not even on the carpet. The leak isn't bad.
*Passenger door lock has to be "pushed down" to make sure it locks. Otherwise, power locks are fine.
*Two of the dashboard lights are out: The odometer (you can see it in the right light, though) and the left turn signal. It's $150 to have the dash taken apart to put in the bulbs, so I said no thanks.
*The computer no longer works, except for the mileage, i.e. how many more miles you can drive before you run out of gas. The temperature outside is apparently always -35. This also causes faulty information to be given in the dash regarding the need to replace the tail lights and fog lights. (The other warning lights are fine.) New computers are cheap, but given the expense of taking the dash apart, I decided I didn't care how cold it was outside or what my average mpg was.
*The heater vibrates (not the fan, specifically the heater).
*The power seat on the driver side is temperamental. It easily moves forward, up, and down; it is quirky about moving back. The motor is probably going out. I'm the only driver, so I decided not to spend the $150 I was quoted for a new motor.
*The cruise control does not work. It isn't the fuse; that's all I know.
*The "bar" to hold the hood up is missing.
* The power windows sometimes work.
There is a AM/FM Panasonic CD Player with input jack. The heated seats WORK.
Because I am moving, I am open to reasonable offers. And no, $500 is not a reasonable offer. None of the things I've mentioned as needing "fixed" affect the performance of the car. It's been incredibly reliable and fun to drive.
Thanks for looking.