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A beautiful and very unique E28 525e in Dolphin Grey, with Pearl Beige leather M-sports interior. This is my second E28 and I've owned it for over 8 years in which time it has had in excess of £20,000 spent transforming it's appearance, performance and handling. It breaks my heart to have to part with it, but with two daughters at University I have to re-think my finances and pack my toys away for a few years! 

Dolphin grey.
Steel sunroof.
M5 wheel arches.
Alpina front spoiler.
M5 rear spoiler.
Spotless 17” x 8 Alpinas on 235/45/17s.
Recent new front wings.
Clear indicator lenses.
Headlight washers.

Pearl beige, M Sports interior with 2-stage heated front seats.
Leather wrapped door cards with stitching to match seats.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with M-sport stitching.
Leather handbrake and gear gaiters.
Illuminated gear knob.
Electric windows.
Electric mirrors.
M535 Tachometer.
German sourced OE carpet mats.
Becker Indianapolis head unit (£450).
Aux cable for iPhone.
£1,500 professionally installed sound system with slimline Alpine sub under passenger seat.

Manual conversion.
LSD with 3.45:1
E34 530i V8 brakes / EBC red stuff pads with braided lines.
M5 replica lowered springs (Fritz) with Bilstein B4s.
Blueprinted engine rebuild (3,000 miles ago)
83 bottom end with 10.6:1 CR.
Polished and ported head with big valves.
ITB kit with plenum.
Augment Automotive ECU / stand-alone engine management.
Complete Fritz stainless system with custom 6-branch manifold.



This is no DIY project – all work has been undertaken by Fritz’s Bitz over the last 8 years with bills c. £20k. The body shell has covered 206,000 miles, but in my ownership I have replaced pretty much every mechanical component with new or re-built parts. Never had any major welding. Most bushes replaced, rear sub-frame mounts done, had the drive shaft balanced and new giubo fitted. The car has a history file containing every bill and receipt from new. BMW car magazine feature back in 2011. 

It's been garaged and pampered and only used on sunny days and weekends. It's a real one-off, makes an awesome sound and is the most enjoyable drive I've ever owned. If the Alpina look isn't for you, the front spoiler unbolts in 5 minutes, and the alloys will fetch a few bob on ebay, so it can easily be re-invented for it's next chapter of ownership.


Really keen for this to go to a good home, to be appreciated and enjoyed. Priced at £12,995.

Edited by DiggedyE28

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The company who re-padded the front seats supplied them. Kit came with heating element for both parts of seat + switches. German manufacturer – can't remember the name though. One of the best mods I made!

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I Had a good look at this car last year at Fort Nelson and its worth every penny, IMO it was perfection! loved the growl from the rear and the front end was impressive with those throttle bodies, well put together. 


 Who ever buys this will have a bargain if I had the spare cash i would be on my way! I hope it goes to someone who will appreciate it

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Now sold. Off to a new owner at the weekend.

It's been a great car to own and community to be part of. I'm sure I'll be back in some shape or form.


Just to rub salt into my wounds, I was contacted the other week by someone who wanted to take a photo my car. I thought they were just a random petrol head – turned out they were a pro automotive photographer. He took some nice pics: http://alexroryjacobs.com/




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