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Lot 109: BMW 528i

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (13 July 2011)

The 5 Series was so called because it was the fifth series of new car since the BMW V8 and bubble car era and was the first BMW to use the now common nomenclature  using the series followed by the engine size. This version of the 5 Series was coded E28 and was styled by Marcello Gandini, who was also responsible for the similar looking Fiat 132 and Alfa Romeo Alfetta (not to mention the Lamborghini Miura). It was in production from 1982 until 1988 and shared its 2,788cc engine with the 628i. The highly successful 5 Series range accounted for over 50% of BMW's profits for the period and was widely regarded as the finest sporting saloon of its era.

This example started life as BMW Cotswold's high specification demonstrator and was purchased directly from them by the vendor. Fitted with M side skirts, rear spoiler and steering wheel, it has been very well looked after and has averaged just 2,000 miles per year to date. The vendor owned a well-known local haulage company and had the car regularly serviced by the mechanics there, hence there is no service documentation as such, however he can confirm the 48,600 mileage to be genuine as he has owned the car virtually from new.

The E28 5 Series really was a fabulous car, breaking new ground in terms of performance, handling and comfort. This low mileage example is in excellent condition and comes with 12 months MOT.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number109
Estimate£2500-£3000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2700
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1987
Condition rating0
Registration numberD68 DDD
Mileage-
Chassis numberWBADA72060769033
Engine number41833994
Engine capacity (cc)2788
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4