BMW E36 325i

BMW 525

€ 22.500 | 1977 | Gasoline

BMW’s first 5-series: The beautiful E12 – this is a 525 that we’ve bought from the 1st owner!

This Fjord Blue BMW 525 (M30, 6-cylinder) is appearing in amazing original condition. Unrestored, mostly original paint and just 141.143 kilometers / 87.702 miles.

  • Dutch-delivered 525 
  • 037 Fjord Metallic
  • Navy Blue Velours interior
  • Matching #’s M30 engine
  • Amazing Body
  • Incredibly straight
  • 141k kilometers/ 87k Miles
  • 1 previous owner
  • Factory plastic still on rear seat
  • Original servicebook 
  • Unrestored E12 survivor
  • Mostly original paint

One of the best, original E12 5-series on the market:

This is a car that many people dream about finding: This BMW 525 we have bought directly from the children of the 1st owner. The car was stored in a heated garage, has no rust, has never been restored and comes with the original sales invoice and service book.

This BMW 525 was sold through ‘Automobielbedrijf J. Boef B.V.’ in Krommenie, Netherlands. Sold to a gentlemen from Wormerveer on the 8th of July 1977. Amazing to see the original invoice for a 1977 car: He opted for the Fjord-metallic which was an extra, and tinted windows. The price was 28.889,25 Dutch guilders. Mister traded in his previous BMW E12: a 520 Automatic. The car comes with the original manual and servicebook, with the info of the 1st owner and the selling dealer. The original owner passed away in 2016, this year we bought the car from the family.

The owner took great pride in ownership of this state-of-the-art Automobile. This gentleman worked for aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker as an engineer and was also completely into precision-engineering, cars and BMW’s:
Only selected garages we’re allowered to work on this car. It was always parked inside and it received a major anti-rust treatment on day one. The makes that the car is now in an amazing condition. There is brown wax everywhere and the undercarriage was coated in black. I haven’t seen any traces of welding and the body is in a fastastic condition. 

The body wears all original bodypanels and it’s very straight with perfect panelgaps. We’ve measured the paint and 70-80% is factory original. The chrome around the windows is in excellent condition and have a great shine. It has all it’s original windows – the Dutch registration is engraved in all of them. The trunk has it’s original trunk mat in clean, original condition. The original set of tools is present as well as the original spare wheel. Notice that even the trunk was treated with anti-rust wax. 

Then the engine bay. We hardly see BMW E12 5-series this original. Its shows all original paint in the engine bay and no rust. The place for the battery and the washerfluid is nice and solid. The original decals are present: Yes, this is what a rust-free, original owner 141k killometers car should look like. The 2,5L M30 engine is the original – matching numbers. The engine runs so smooth, so silent. Not often we see M30 engines run this smooth. It starts up directly and idles very smoothly. The 4-speed shifts with great ease and the differential is silent. The suspension is excellent and it’s a joy to drive. 

Then the interior: We see it often: Fjord blue on the outside with a Navy blue inside. Here it’s 100% original. Carpets and headliner in excellent condition. Seats in blue velours that sit excellent. Notice that the 1977 plastic foil is still on the rear seat. The doorpanels look like new and the ashtrays have never been used. Notice how nice the dashboard is and how clear the letters on the buttons are. 

The car really drives like a time capsule. The engine runs so smooth and the car feels tight and is silent. The 1st owner took care of this car so well: it feels like a car with half the mileage. This car comes with the original servicebook, owner’s manual and the original sales invoice. In 1985 a yearly technical inspection became obligatory: Every rapport from 1986 from 2000 is present!

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