1977 BMW 5 Series

528 E12

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Chassis number 
    4775514
  • Lot number 
    68
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French registration papers
6-cylinder in-line – 2788cc – 170bhp

- Only 62,700km (38,960 miles)
- As originally specified
- The sound of the BMW ‘six’

After the difficult years of the 1950s, the marque was reborn in the 1960s when the foundations of BMW’s philosophy were established, with well-built cars which were better finished than their rivals. The ‘Neue Klasse’ was positioned further upmarket and was a great success for BMW in the 1960s, enabling the company to regain some peace of mind and develop new models. It was to replace the ‘Neue Klasse’ that the Munich car maker conceived the E12. At the time of its launch, the 5 Series was offered in just two versions, the 520 and 520i. But very quickly, the oil crisis wrought havoc on car sales, and in June 1974, BMW responded with a smaller-engined 5 Series, the 518, fitted with a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine. A year later, it did just the opposite, when it introduced the 165bhp 528, which had disc brakes and, above all, power steering as standard equipment. In September 1976, BMW restyled the cars and at the same time fitted a four-barrel Solex carburettor to the 525 and 528, which allowed for an increase in power to 150bhp for the 525 and 170bhp for the 528.
The model which we are presenting is a BMW 528 originally supplied in France and first registered on 27 April 1977. The car was always well maintained by its meticulous owners, as its very good overall condition confirms. After spending many years in the Haute-Marne, it then moved to the elegant surroundings of Chantilly at the end of the 2000s. In 2013, after the car had not been driven for some years, it was acquired by an enthusiast, who decided to get it on the road again. He carried out a full detailing treatment of the bodywork as well as a major mechanical overhaul. The clutch, filters and hoses, ignition, fuel pump, exhaust, braking system and running gear were all overhauled or replaced. The car was completely repainted, keeping to its original shade of metallic Resedagrün, while the cloth interior was redone, matching exactly the original colour and material. Four new tyres are a further point in favour of this appealing and easy-to-handle car.

This car will be sold during an auction sale organized by AGUTTES Auction House.
It will take place in Paris, at the Espace Champerret, France, on March the 17th, 2019.
The digital catalog is available on our website
https://www.aguttes.com/html/infos.jsp?id=96052&&setLng=en
Please contact us for any further details.
Phones numbers:
+ 33 616 914 228
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