Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1981 BMW E12 M535i

We are delighted to offer this very special collectors piece onto the market. This E12 M535i model was the M divisions first attempt at a production road car. Only 1402 were ever built and information from the owners club tells us that less than 100 survive and less than 20 are said to be on the road in the UK. Interest in these rare cars is certainly increasing and significance of being the very first M saloon makes this a true collectors piece. The model features a limited slip differential, five speed dogleg gearbox, 3.5 litre M30 inline six cylinder engine and was capable of 140mph and 0-60 in 7 seconds.

This particular example spent several years off the road before coming Malton Coachworks, our sister Company in 2014. The BMW was first of all treated to a full strip down including removal of windscreens and re-paint in its original colour of White. The interior was re-upholstered with brand new headlining, new carpets, re-finished woodwork and the original Recaro seats were re-upholstered in Black leather. The car was fitted with new M stripes as original and a new Bluetooth CD player and speakers fitted. The engine was removed from the car and fully stripped down and rebuilt to include new crankshaft, new pistons, con rods, all new shells, oil pump, full set of fuel injectors and rebuilt cylinder head. The BMW was also trested to a new clutch, slave cylinder, overhauled propshaft, new front and rear brake discs and pads, new handbrake shoes and cables, new rear shockers, new front springs, the radiator was recored and all four door central locking motors replaced. Since this major work the BMW has covered just 1500 miles and is still running in.

The BMW is outstanding on the road and surprisingly quick. The strong rebuilt engine has impressive power and performance, the five speed gearbox is lovely to use and the car handles and brakes superbly. The E12 M535i really impresses on the road and is a fast, powerful saloon car thst offers a unique driving experience. The car presents beautifully with an excellent straight body, stunning paintwork and the interior is sharp. With almost £25,000 of recent receipts, the car has had a serious programme of work that means it can now been used and enjoyed with confidence or placed in a collection presenting in top condition. This is a super rare car and 80's classics are certainly on the rise in terms of value.

Price: £SOLD