July 3, 2017

Potential Example, 1977 BMW 530i Sedan

Potential Example, 1977 BMW 530i Sedan

A Lot Of Potential Example, 1977 BMW 530i Sedan For Sale

Found this one potential example of the BMW 5 Series lineage offered for sale at Craigslist for $5200 in San Diego, California. 1977 BMW 530i 4-door sedan listed as a barn find and one owner example with 77k original miles on it. All looks nicely shown in the photos. Unfortunately, the engine bay photos were unprovided.

The BMW looks well preserved from every angle provided, photos are limited, and lighting is not 100% ideal. Not a perfect condition but is a potential bone as a light restoration project, if you're one prospective buyer, must see it directly to get its actual condition to consider it as a good deal.

1977 BMW 530i Sedan interior

Black interior not present well by a low light photo, but looks still in good shape overall even still needs few works to perfect. The owner says all seats need re-upholstered and the radio does not work and other minor issue can find when you asking.

Detail by owner
Up for sale is a 1977 BMW 530i.
  • 77k Original Miles.
  • One-owner literal 'barn find'.
  • Original paint with a few scratches/blemishes, but not enough to constitute a re-spray.
  • Runs / Shifts excellent ( 4-speed + Reverse )
  • Titled and registered
  • Some original documentation and equipment (Owner manuals, Spare tire, Receipts).
Since owning, I've done a few clean-up items....
  • Cleaned out thermostat / cooling system
  • New Battery / New fuses (less than 1 year)
  • Fuel system flush / Replace Fuel Filter / New Fuel Pump (less than 100 miles)
  • New Clutch master cylinder
Attention areas on the car
  • Oxidation on Center of Engine lid.
  • Small 'push in' dent, passenger side near door handle.
  • Driver and Passenger seats need re-upholstered, currently have sheep-skin covers.
  • Radio does not work. Suspect it can, but need to dig into this more.
  • Tracing an electrical drain on the battery