The M535i lookalike
was another unnecessary purchase. I'd seen it on a local car lot for a number of months,
priced unreasonably high given that the MOT had long since run out, and was generally
looking a bit grubby. Anyway, after a few aborted attempts, I managed to acquire this
vehicle for a very reasonable sum, on the condition I move it that same day. |
I didn't need
to be asked twice, so one visit to the cash machine (well, more than one!!) later, I was
the proud owner of an E28 535i, a bespoilered and lowered version in the style of the M535i.
. Not since I'd sold my blue 2.5 litre Spitfire had I had 6 cylinders
to play with. I could well live without the 80s M-Tech side and rear skirts, though I do
like the front end treatment.
One new exhaust and some minor fettling later, the old
warhorse earned her MOT and was put in to frontline use, alternating with the 750
every couple of months or so. This car was eventually swapped for an Austin A40 Somerset of all things.
August '02 Update: After selling my 7 at the start of the year, I pressed dads old E28 535i into daily use for
6 months while I dithered over what to get myself as a daily runabout. The pangs of loss still ran deep whenever I
thought about the old 750 V12 that I'd sold, so perhaps inevitably when I spied a late E32 750i for sale it wasn't long before
it joined the driveway, hence the 535i (which was always going to be a stopgap anyway) was sold on.