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1981 BMW 5281 (E12)

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 5-Series
  • SubModel: 528i
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 106100
  • VIN: WBACJ9503B6784548
  • Color: Gold
  • Engine size: 2.8L I.6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Locks
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clean

1981 BMW 5-Series Description


·Extremely well maintained classic beauty; The E12 was the first BMW to carry the 5 series badge.

·Long history of maintenance records (including original window sticker!)

·Cashmere paint in great condition with some minor scratches here and there, but original and beautiful (some signs of age on the roof of the car where the paint is fading/clear coat fading in spots, but still looks great).

·5-speed manual transmission

·106,100 miles (approximate)

·Third owner (I've owned/enjoyed it since 2015). Second owner owned from early 2014; Fist owner owned (and really maintained) since early 1981 until sold in 2014.

·No reported accidents

·Fog lights (work)

·Power driver’s side mirror(works)

·Power sliding and tilting sunroof (works)

·Original dealer installed BBS wheels (including spare)

·Kumho KH17 P195/70HR14 tires in excellent condition

·Ice cold air conditioning

·Power windows

·Original factory AM/FM cassette player

·Front leather seats in good shape for their age; covered with real sheepskin covers

·Rear seats recently reupholstered and look beautiful.

·Alternator replaced in June 2018

·Tie Rod Assembly (outer and center) and left lower control arm replaced in August 2018

·Many extra miscellaneous spare parts included (including spare bumper, front air dam, window switches, misc. interior and exterior hardware parts)

·Car is a head-turner and a pleasure to cruise in down the highway.Have done 4 years worth of drives to Asheville, NC, form Atlanta, GA, for the Vintage (check it out: https://www.atthevintage.com/) and she purrs down the highway and has never let us down.

·Runs great with no known mechanical issues

·I do not have the proper garage space needed to keep the car protected long-term.

·As is, no warranties.

·$1000 non-refundable deposit due within 48 hours of auction close via PayPal

·Full payment due within 7days of auction close.

Known Issues:

·Small cracks in dash (see photos), but overall the dash is in excellent condition.

·Only the front passenger stereo speaker is working and the cassette player is running slowly.

·Door lock actuators recently stopped working. This means that you have to manually lock or unlock the doors and open the gasoline fill door by releasing it through inside the trunk.Haven’t had the time to troubleshoot this.

·Odometer works flawlessly during winter months, works off and on during warmer weather. This has been a weekend driver only for me since I have owned it and history of records leads me to believe that the miles on the odometer are not significantly off from true miles.

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