Project E28: Fire up the LANDSHARK

Show me a blue vinyl and corduroy interior and I’m powerless to resist.  Yes,  it’s happened again.

Whilst not even looking for another car, I accidentally bought this E28.  All the usual excuses apply: It was local, there was nothing on the TV and I was able to lay my hands on the pound notes to seal the deal there and then.  So, fate…or something then.

The finer details are as follows: It’s a 518i which is good for all the reasons my 316i was good: Fuel economy and light (relative) weight meaning it will be the perfect long distance motorway cruiser. It’s in original condition having been owned by a bank, used by the bank manager, and then given to him as his retirement gift.  It’s got every BMW service stamp from day one and is not far off immaculate. It was the test drive that sold me;, it’s perfect mechanically (having just had a massive overhall including a clutch/ fluids etc.), the loudest sound it makes is the injectors ticking.  It needs a couple of small blebs doing, a rear bumper and erm, that’s literally it.

I want to keep it OEM so am after a set O-G BMW style 15s or similar and of course it will be getting wound down on a set of coilovers I already have in the pipeline.  Still, don’t get too excited just yet; I’m taking a bit of time with this one as I have the luxury of it not being on the road or needing to be until I’m ready.  I’m aiming for March/ April and the better weather.   Should be a great cruiser for summer.  FIRE UP THE LAND SHARK.

5 Responses to “Project E28: Fire up the LANDSHARK”

  1. December 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    You’re some man Rob! I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with this and the MX5. 🙂

  2. January 5, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Damn that 528 is clean!

  3. January 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

    So jealous! You now have two of my most favourite ‘real-world’ cars in your possesion! Congrats, it looks like a gem!

  4. 4 Adrian
    January 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    wow, what an awesome find!!!! I wish i could find one of these around my area.

  5. 5 Allan
    March 2, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Looks really nice. I’ve just picked up an E28 528i in similar condition, will be following your progress.

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