Purchase Price £6500
E28 525e Switchable sports automatic · alpine white · 84k
This superb super ETA is in astounding condition. I am always very careful not to use the words perfect as after all these are 30 plus year old cars, however there are elements of this car which really are boarding on perfection. All the chrome, all of the interior including the dashboard and the bodywork on this car is pristine.
Low number of owners, low mileage and tons of service history make this a very attractive car. Super ETA's combine the cruiser low compression M20 B2.7 engine with the switchable ZF 4HP 22 sports automatic transmission to deliver a torque economical drive but with the gearing to turn it into a little racing car when the situation calls for it. The best of both worlds.
The car was ordered new by a double glazing company in East Anglia, who had the PFEBA kit and M5 spoiler fitted at the dealer. The car then passed into the ownership of an M.A Brown who owned the car most of its life until 2015 when it was sold to a Mr Dwyer from whom we acquired it.
Whilst we have had the car we have performed a few jobs to make it drive as well as it looks. There were quite a few advisories related to bushes on the last MOT so we have been through the car front to back to correct these issues. We have fitted all new high quality original equipment axle carrier bushes and upper control arm bushes so the car drives and brakes perfectly with none of the classic 55 mph shimmy you regularly experience from E28's. We have also removed the fuel injectors and the inlet manifold for a thorough de-coking and clean. We have replaced the exhaust manifold gaskets as the originals had become very tatty and let down the otherwise excellent appearance of the engine bay. After shaking down the car we discovered that the throttle position sensor was intermittently misbehaving so this was also replaced. Despite the previous owner having fitted new discs and pads shortly before we acquired the car, both the brake pad wear sensors were missing causing the brake pad wear warning light to be permanently illuminated. We have now rectified this by adding new sensors and the light is extinguished. We have also added 4 new matching tyres to the car to make the best of those new brakes. The car has also had a timing belt and water pump for added piece of mind.
The only chink in this otherwise perfect story is that the car has had its original speedo unit replaced by BMW which includes the mileometer. The original unit is present with the car and there is a comprehensive service history which supports the low mileage of the car (84k is the total mileage not what is showing currently on the speedometer).
The car was recently featured in the Classic Car Buyer publication, and was reviewed by non other than Paul Wager former editor of Total BMW. He praised the car highly and the feature can be found in our blog here.
This is without doubt the best example of an E28 we've ever had and with its history and specification it will make somebody an absolutely fantastic investment which can be enjoyed and will bring its new owner a lot of pleasure. This one won't be available for long.