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E28 525e Lux - Cirus Blue over Blue Velour

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This must be one of the last E28's registered at 1st August 1988.

 

Looks to have been well cared for and shows well from the pictures.

 

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1298844

 

1988 Bmw e28. 525e auto For Sale (picture 1 of 11)

 

1988 Bmw e28. 525e auto For Sale (picture 2 of 11)

 

1988 Bmw e28. 525e auto For Sale (picture 3 of 11)

 

1988 Bmw e28. 525e auto For Sale (picture 4 of 11)

 

1988 Bmw e28. 525e auto For Sale (picture 5 of 11)

 

1988 Bmw e28. 525e auto For Sale (picture 6 of 11)

 

1988 Bmw e28. 525e auto For Sale (picture 7 of 11)

 

1988 Bmw e28. 525e auto For Sale (picture 8 of 11)

 

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1988 Bmw e28. 525e auto For Sale (picture 10 of 11)

 

1988 Bmw e28. 525e auto For Sale (picture 11 of 11)

 

Stay safe and best regards,

 

Mick

 

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7 hours ago, Loadmaster said:

That does look very nice. What do you think about the asking price Mick?

 

Hi Loadmaster,

 

After a quick look at the MoT history I would offer the following observations:

 

4 December, 2006 - Pass - 122,151 miles - no advisories.

14 November, 2006 - Fail - 122,826 miles - wiper blades.

14 November, 2007 - Pass - 122,826 miles - no advisories.

22 September, 2008 - Pass - 123,147 miles - no advisories.

24 September, 2009 - Pass - 123,270 miles - no advisories.

no MoT history for 8 years.

2 May, 2017 - Fail - 123,319 miles - front and rear brakes binding.

5 May, 2017 - Pass - 123,328 miles - no advisories.

29 April, 2018 - Pass - 123,427 miles - no advisories.

15 May, 2019 - Pass - 123,627 miles - Power Steering leak.

9 May, 2020 - Pass - 124,535 miles - no advisories.

 

1.    2,384 miles in 14 years.

2.    No corrosion events in the MoT history.  This supports the rust-free claim.

3.    The bumpers have been re-chromed which shows evidence of care.

4.    The paintwork looks to be free from dings and blemishes appears to be original, and presents very well in the photographs.

5.    The interior looks to be free from any wear, especially the drivers seat & bolster.  No evidence of small children or pets in the back.

6.    The dash is crack free.

 

Conclusions

 

1.    The first owner cared for this car and kept it in a garage.  Was this a company car that became a retirement gift / purchase which could account for the low mileage (1,119) of a retired owner between 2004 - 2009.

2.    Owner unable to drive 2009 - 2017 and eventually sold the car / estate sale 2017.

3.    The current owner has garage kept the car and used it sparingly (1,265) 2017 - 2020 which supports this claim.

4.    The current owner has put a tasteful set of period correct 16" wheels on the car.  This again supports the claim of being cared for.

5.    Condition is everything and I can see no reason to not take a look at this fine car in order to verify the claims and its condition.

6.    If the condition of the car is that good then leather seats, air conditioning, and a host of other "options" can be retro fitted from the BMW parts bin.

 

Price, there are quite a few E28's asking for strong money but few fully measure up and usually require a "little welding" to pass an MoT or a "little paintwork".  Based on the advert and available on-line footprint this car could well be the exception and is worth the asking price if not more :cool:

 

I would really like to look at this car in the flesh, just the wrong side of the pond :roll:

 

This car needs to go to an E28 enthusiast who will be a member of this forum :wink:

 

If only this was a LHD :sad:

 

Stay safe and best regards,

 

Mick

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12 hours ago, Ordnator said:

 

Hi Loadmaster,

 

After a quick look at the MoT history I would offer the following observations:

 

4 December, 2006 - Pass - 122,151 miles - no advisories.

14 November, 2006 - Fail - 122,826 miles - wiper blades.

14 November, 2007 - Pass - 122,826 miles - no advisories.

22 September, 2008 - Pass - 123,147 miles - no advisories.

24 September, 2009 - Pass - 123,270 miles - no advisories.

no MoT history for 8 years.

2 May, 2017 - Fail - 123,319 miles - front and rear brakes binding.

5 May, 2017 - Pass - 123,328 miles - no advisories.

29 April, 2018 - Pass - 123,427 miles - no advisories.

15 May, 2019 - Pass - 123,627 miles - Power Steering leak.

9 May, 2020 - Pass - 124,535 miles - no advisories.

 

1.    2,384 miles in 14 years.

2.    No corrosion events in the MoT history.  This supports the rust-free claim.

3.    The bumpers have been re-chromed which shows evidence of care.

4.    The paintwork looks to be free from dings and blemishes appears to be original, and presents very well in the photographs.

5.    The interior looks to be free from any wear, especially the drivers seat & bolster.  No evidence of small children or pets in the back.

6.    The dash is crack free.

 

Conclusions

 

1.    The first owner cared for this car and kept it in a garage.  Was this a company car that became a retirement gift / purchase which could account for the low mileage (1,119) of a retired owner between 2004 - 2009.

2.    Owner unable to drive 2009 - 2017 and eventually sold the car / estate sale 2017.

3.    The current owner has garage kept the car and used it sparingly (1,265) 2017 - 2020 which supports this claim.

4.    The current owner has put a tasteful set of period correct 16" wheels on the car.  This again supports the claim of being cared for.

5.    Condition is everything and I can see no reason to not take a look at this fine car in order to verify the claims and its condition.

6.    If the condition of the car is that good then leather seats, air conditioning, and a host of other "options" can be retro fitted from the BMW parts bin.

 

Price, there are quite a few E28's asking for strong money but few fully measure up and usually require a "little welding" to pass an MoT or a "little paintwork".  Based on the advert and available on-line footprint this car could well be the exception and is worth the asking price if not more :cool:

 

I would really like to look at this car in the flesh, just the wrong side of the pond :roll:

 

This car needs to go to an E28 enthusiast who will be a member of this forum :wink:

 

If only this was a LHD :sad:

 

Stay safe and best regards,

 

Mick

Hi Mick, thanks for your comprehensive response. Very much appreciated. 

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