BMW E36 325i

BMW 525

€ 22.950 | 1976 | Gasoline

BMW’s first 5-series: The beautiful E12 

This is 1976 E12 is an early car with the small taillights and beautiful M30-specific hood. Delivered in 037 Fjord blue over a Marine blue velours. Just 127.000 kilometers and original matching #’s engine.

  • Italian-delivered 525 
  • 037 Fjord Metallic
  • Navy Blue Velours interior
  • Matching #’s M30 engine
  • Amazing Body
  • 127k kilometers/ 79k Miles
  • Never-welded body
  • With orig. Service books
  • Unrestored E12 survivor
  • Beautiful paint

Beautiful ‘first five’

This BMW 525 was built by BMW in Bavaria in early 1976. The 525 was the M30-powered 6-cylinder model of E12 5-series. Via the factory in Bavaria sent to BMW Italy in Palazzolo and then delivered to BMW dealer Trebicar S.r.L in Varese, northern Italy. The car was ordered for Mr. Gianni Grossi from Parma, he ordered his 5 in 037 Fjord blue over a marine blue velours interior. First registered on the 23rd of May 1976. The car comes with the original manual and servicebook, with the info of the 1st owner and the selling dealer. 

We have recently bought this beautiful surviving E12 525 from the last private owner in Bolzano, northern Italy. Why? We love the early E12’s. They wear the small taillights and early hood with typical M30 ‘bulge’.
The body wears all original bodypanels and it’s nice and straight with perfect panelgaps. The chrome around the windows is in excellent condition and have a great shine. Nice and straight bumpers with excellent chrome. The trunk has it’s original trunk mat in good, original condition. It further shows a clean trunk floor and spare tire housing. The original set of tools is present as well as the original spare wheel and jack.

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, surviving, 127k killometers car should look like. The 2,5L M30 engine is the original – matching numbers. The engine starts up nicely and runs nice and smooth. 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. The doorpanels look like new, the wood is nice and the dash is free of cracks.

The undercarriage is phenomenal. Never welded, never worked on and wearing it’s factory primer. Non-repaired jack-points, original floors and sills. This car comes with the original servicebook, owner’s manual. 

We have recently performed a service with:

  • Oil + Filter
  • Sparkplugs
  • Airfilter
  • Sparkplug leads
  • Center tie-rod
  • Engine mounts
  • All coolant hoses
  • Coolant

BMW E12 5-series now available!

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