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Fuel Type:GAS
Engine:M3 S52 ENGINE
Trim:Base Sedan 4-Door
Number of Cylinders:6
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I have up for sale my 1995 BMW e34 525i - RESTORED. This car is truly amazing. Too much to mention. I bought the car a few years ago from the original owner who drove it to over 267,000 miles on it - with no accidents or bodywork or paintwork ever! He kept very good care of the car but it was showing its age. I took it on as a perfect project car candidate. The vehicle currently has 271,000 on it - but there is very little left to the car that has 271k on it - everything has been replaced.
First things first, I bought a 1999 BMW M3 engine / transmission, also known as the most reliable M engine ever made, the S52. The donor car had 90k on the dash. I was about to see the donor car and hear the engine run before buying, so I know the mileage because I saw the cluster reading.
Gave the engine/transmission to Bimmerworks in West Chester PA. Opened up the engine first and checked the condition and decide if anything needed to be changed while it was out. The engine condition was immaculate and so we decided not to waste money on a rebuild. Just cleaned up the inside and made some minor adjustments and seals. Here is what was done to the car ALL WITHIN THE LAST 1 year (3,000 miles)
Engine / Mechanical: (approx price tag $7500.)
Re-sealed the engine by replacing every gasket possible. OEM parts only.
New thermostatWater pumpKnock sensorO2 sensorsSpark plugsIgnition coilscleaned fuel injectorsNew fuel filter, air filter, oil filter
all new motor mountsall new transmission mountsall new fluids OEM
Some wiring that was starting to ageAll hoses and miscellaneous vacuum linesMass Air flow sensorMany A/C components. AC blows ice cold.New OEM clutch (all components)
We used the M50 (old engine) intake manifold as a bolt on to the S52 engine to add hp. This is a common mod done by M3 ownersBimmerworks recommended an ECU upgrade that would add 10-15hp which was done as well. I cannot recall the brand at the momentI'm sure I'm forgetting stuffSuspension: (approx price tag $2000)
Bilstein Sport yellow shocksH&R Springs 2in dropComplete 16 piece control arm and bushing replacementSo virtually 90% of the suspension parts were replacedAlignmentAll 4 new brake rotors + brake pads + refinished calipers and rust proofed
Exterior: (approx price tag $5500)
Full body sand + rust proof primered. I have many pics to show this work.All doors removed, glass removed, and trim, etcNeedless to say, everything including door jams and a lot more was rust proofed and paintedSeveral coats Factory Imola RedSeveral coats of 3M clearAll new weather seals + sunroof sealAll new factory door trim moudlingEngine bay was painted flat blackAll exterior lighting were changed to OEM Euro lightsAC Schnitzer style front lip spoiler
Wheels/Tires: (approx price tag $2500)
AC Schnitzer RARE wheels made for an e34. Wheels were re-finished before mounting 4 new tires. High speed balanced on machines used to balance race car wheels
Interior: (approx price tag $2000)
Seats re-wrapped in 2 tone new leather. New foam inserted where it was needed so the seats feel softer than brand new.All door panel inserts were replaced with M5 door perforated door cardsDoor panels were repainted with SEM tan oem match paintInterior black trim was re-sprayedOld wood trim was covered with carbon fiber overlayZHP shift knobShort shifter2 new window motor/regulatorsNew master window switchExhaust: (approx price tag $500)
Fully custom, hand made steel mandrel bent premium piping2 to 1 piping straight back from engine to 1 middle silencer, and then the mufflerAll new exhaust hangers welded on
No catalytic converters (vehicle is classic tagged so it does not require emissions inspection)I'm sure I am forgetting things. This is not one of those cars I expect someone to just click buy it now and purchase without seeing it. I prefer you come see the car first before making an offer. Like any car of its age, you should see it in person. It is close to perfect but not perfect. The car is garage kept under a cover, but I do drive it here and there on weekends. Needless to say, the car runs perfect. Exhaust sounds nice and deep, but not too loud and annoying. Transmission and clutch feel smooth as butter. Engine purrs nice and quiet. Car is nice and fast.
The stereo is all original. That's how I wanted it. Factory CD changer in the trunk. The only bad part is many of the interior speakers are blown. I personally don't listen to the radio so it never bothered me.
The car currently gets 23mpg city and 27mpg highway. Tested and proven by me. Car is run strictly on Sunoco 93 octane and Mobil 1 Euro blend synthetic.
I have a clean PA title in my name ready to be transferred to the buyer. Sale will take place as a local notary. I accept bank certified check only.
If you were to do this RESTORE / REBUILD - it would cost you over $20k + the cost of the car. There was no expense spared when doing this project. I am not even mentioning the little stuff in this ad. Everything was all done by professionals in reputable shops. This is not a car built on someone's driveway on jack stands. The engine work was done by the best shop on the east coast for BMW race cars. The interior/seats work was done by the best shop in Philadelphia. The My asking price is very reasonable - but please come take a look before you make an offer. Email me to make an appointment.
Great chance to buy an appreciating classic. Thank you.

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