Car of the Month - December 2003

Cars of the Month

The Car of the Month for December belongs to:
Cristian Gorton

Here's what Cristian has to say about his car:

"My car is a 1977 528i Australian delivered in July 77. The colour is Korall (red) which is the original colour. I have recently repainted it, had the interior retrimmed with Alpina cloth. I wanted the old stuff that was in it originally but it was NLA so had to make do with more new material instead. It now has a 3.5 litre motor in it from a 1982 Euro 635csi and am still running L-Jet. The gearbox is a dogleg box but the tailshaft and diff are standard items. It did have the Alpina diff and diff cooler on it but it went MIA in the early ninety's before I bought the car. I have a set of 16" Alpina wheels which are being renovated at the moment but they will be going back on shortly. The suspension is Bilstien sport gas all round with Alpina springs on each corner."

Cristian's 528i

Cristian's car was also used for the Australian launch of the new 5-Series cars. The following pictures were taken at that event.

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