Used Car of the Day: 1992 BMW 535i

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today we serve up a heavily modified 1992 BMW 535i.

This is apparently a "hobby" car that has never been driven in the winter and has been garage-kept.

Mods include the camshaft, exhaust manifold and exhaust system (including the muffler), wheels, and radiator fan. There's a Bilstein suspension, launch control, Konig seats, and Alpina front and rear spoilers.

Our seller claims 239 horsepower for this stick-shift 535i. I do not see a listed mileage.

Click here to see this Bimmer -- if it strikes your fancy, the asking price is $15,000.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Roger hopkins Roger hopkins on Apr 21, 2024

    The car is in Poland??? It does look good tho...

  • ClayT ClayT on Apr 22, 2024

    [From the OP]

    Mille Miglia 9x17 + 11x17 wheels (cost of rims alone +/- 4000 $)

    The stretch on the rears is rather off putting.

  • Ajla It's weird how surveys come to conclusions like this when about 100% of the responses then mock the results as ridiculous.
  • Jkross22 It very much depends on the dealer. Just bought a replacement for the CX9. A local dealer gave a $500 discount on a CPO car while another one gave a few thousand dollar discount but was out of the area and we had to drive 5 hours to get. The local dealer still seems to think it's 2022 and cars appreciate when sitting on the lot. I wish them luck.
  • Ajla "and the $34K price doesn't seem too steep." Respectfully disagree. This would be okay at $29K. $34k clangs into way too much.
  • FreedMike i puUut pUniZhR sTikKr oNn mY KoMMpAs aNd nOW i hEeR Eegle SkReem. (And no one knows it's made in Mexico.)
  • SCE to AUX What a farce.Besides, "patriotism" has been redefined a hundred different ways in the last 20+ years. Disagree with one of them, and you're a traitor.And for starters, Jeep is a Stellantis brand with its HQ in the Netherlands. If this persistent myth about patriotism is ever cracked, the brand is doomed.