1977 BMW 528a four-door saloon
Registration Number: SDP 280S
Chassis Number: 4745422
On the face of it, a relatively unassuming white BMW 528 saloon; correspondence on file suggests that this car was modified using Hartge specialist tuning parts in the late 1980s. The car features a Hartge branded engine cover, triple 45DCOE carburettors and retains the automatic gearbox. The internal specification and condition of the engine is not known, but a Janspeed rolling road printout in the history file suggests 166bhp was achieved at that time. What can be confirmed, however, is that the car started very easily and ran well during our inspection and sounded extremely 'healthy' with a lovely exhaust note. A subtle rear window sticker for Birds Hartge Performance Specialists is a tiny giveaway. The car is fitted with non-standard Alpina-style wheels and a lovely period leather-rimmed Hartge steering wheel.
Finished in white with a blue cloth interior, it is cosmetically 'fair' inside and out for a 42-year old car, but would appear to require some light restoration. There are signs of more recent service parts to the engine including some of the hoses and silicone HT leads.
First registered on 1 August 1977, a vehicle history check states seven previous owners and the odometer showed a recorded 116,260 miles at the time of our recent inspection. The history file includes V5C registration document, a quantity of expired MoT certificates and invoices for parts and work undertaken in particular for extensive works carried out in 2008.
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Sold for £4,400
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