Car of the Month - February 2008

Cars of the Month

The Car of the Month for February belongs to:
Nelson Padro

  • Model: E12 1981 528i

  • Build Date: Nov 1980

  • Exterior Color: Ascot gray (Ascotgrau) Metallic; BMW Color #151

  • Interior Color: Ox Blood Red

  • Nelson writes:

    The Overview
    Presented here for your consideration is one quite unique BMW 528i E12 model. I just acquired this rust-free 5 series BMW for my personal collection . Prior to me this was a ONE-OWNER with which I have a color photocopy of the original small "pink slip" certificate of title along with a conforming car fax.

    The car was sold to it's first owner in Utah on Feb. 2, 1981 for $24,307.30.

    This special find has what is strongly believed to be all original leather interior. The odometer currently shows 174.XXX miles though due to inoperability the exact true mileage is unknown. This classic European car features the smooth and economical fuel-injected 2.8 liter inline six cylinder engine mated to a smooth-shifting 5 speed transmission, chrome, bumpers with staggered size headlamps, 14" stock wheels with decent rubber.

    Inside the car you will find a well-preserved interior with RED leather seating, updated PIONEER CD stereo, SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, IPOD, PIONEER 6 CD CHANGER, column-mounted. Telescoping steering wheel, electric windows and door locks, electric sunroof and mirrors. This is a cool, attention-gathering classic BMW 528i E12 sedan.

    The Interior
    The interior of this car is good to very good overall. The front seats show some discoloration/fading. The rear seat leather is excellent. Headliner, door panels and carpets/mats all in very good condition. All gauges except for odometer function properly as does the heater. A/C.

    John Savage
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