For Sale: E28 BMW 528i Motorsport with 3.5-litre engine conversion

August 7, 2011

This is one of those rare cool finds for sale that is actually affordable. It’s a 1983 E28 BMW 528i Motorsport with a 3.5-litre straight six engine conversion. It’s also got a five-speed manual transmission, LSD and a nice set of Alpina wheels.

It’s available now on carsales in NSW. The owner says the 3.5-litre engine has recently been rebuilt, but even then, the 528i only has 167,000km on the clock.

Other features include a rebuilt five-speed gearbox, new clutch, new Bilstein suspension, a limited-slip differential, neat stereo stereo with an amplifier and sub-woofer, and a freshened up interior with reconditioned front sports seats.

Topped off with a neat BMW Motorsport bodykit with traditionally subtle spoilers front and rear and 17-inch Aplina wheels, it would be a cool old-school run-around that’s also capable of providing plenty of fun.

As mentioned the car is currently for sale on carsales and the owner is asking for just $7500. Not a bad price for a tidy slice of BMW heritage.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.