By on July 11, 2016

1994 BMW 530i in California Junkyard, RH front view - ©2016 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

Because BMWs of the last quarter-century tend to be complex machines, intolerant of owners who flake on maintenance and expensive to fix once all those deferred problems result in a major failure, American self-service junkyards are full of Bavarian machinery. I see dozens of discarded E30s, E28s, and E36s every year, and hundreds of scrapped 7 Series cars. I’m not sufficiently interested to raise my camera and document their demise most of the time. However, an E34 5 Series with V8 and manual transmission isn’t something you see every day in the junkyard.

Here’s a ’94 that I shot in a yard in California’s Central Valley last week. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • ToolGuy: “Kay, my father’s way of doing things is over… it’s finished. Even he knows that. I...
  • 28-Cars-Later: Weren’t you espousing some sort of political tripe recently?
  • Vulpine: @el scotto: I never owned a Mustang. I worked in the back seat of a Cutlass Supreme… when it...
  • msquare: Comparing a Fiero to a Corvette is like comparing a Toyota MR2 to a Supra. Same manufacturer, both sporty...
  • msquare: You could. But by that point the Cimarron was a footnote. Somebody had the idea of making Cadillac into a...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber