Here at Hooniverse, and at many car based blogging and news sites, the BMW 3 and 5 series vehicles are at the top of the list as desirable, or the gold standard when it comes to comparing other cars. BMW used to build sporting machinery for the driver who places driving above all else, with just enough creature comforts to make any long journey tolerable. The latest BMWs? Not so much. Meet one of the early BMW 5-series, that is currently for sale in Utah, and rediscover the very soul of BMW.
This is a 1976 BMW 530i and it is equipped almost perfectly for the latent BMW enthusiast in all of us. I will let thead speak for itself: Meet… The Buttercup.
I drive this car almost daily, and enjoy every minute. Under the bonnet you’ll find a 3.0L I6, with exceptional power for its time. Bolted up to a 4 speed manual transmission & you have the ultimate driving machine.
I just had the car looked over by my BMW mechanic, and replaced everything recommended. All the lights work, the windows and sunroof are all manual and work perfect. This car is in amazing shape. It’s also equipped with A/C, but it doesn’t blow cold. Everything is original and unmodified, including the paint. The car has a new brake master cylinder, pads, rotors and new tires. The car runs cool even in these 100 degree temps, she wont leave you disappointed.
I took her on a 1,000+ mile road trip to CA a few weeks ago with no problems at all. Everywhere I drive this car, people can’t help but comment on how classy she is. If you’re in the market for a car that ooze’s style, or just something nice to drive to Sunday brunch… this is the car for you.
It shows 159,000 miles on the odometer, and the asking price is $3,900. Is this 35 year old car worth that sum of money? BMW gained its reputation during this time period as the ultimate driving machine because the rest of the offerings from Detroit and Japan had little to no driving pleasure, with few exceptions. See the listing here.