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1985 BMW 535is
Lens: DFA 28-105 Camera: K-1 Photo Location: Lake Jackson, TX 
Posted By: Sailor, 07-16-2019, 05:14 PM

Here's a couple of shots of an interesting car that BMW (as they were growing) produced during the mid '80s. By then, BMW was starting to put some of the "soul" of the 2002 and 3-Series into the larger, more family-friendly 5-Series package. Issac, the young man who owns it, rescued this non-running car to bring it back to a daily driver. It's far from perfect; lots of road rash and cosmetic wear, and the car is burdened with some aftermarket junk like the pin stripes and silly exhaust. But, hey - it's back to life and someones enjoys and loves it. I decided to process it in B&W because . . . . . well . . . . . I just wanted too.

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Classic in more ways than one.
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Sure is, EM.

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Some work remains to make it perfect, but it's nice to see Issac making the effort to get there. Nice shots as well.

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Some very nice shots. Takes me back to a work colleague's car, back then.

He had an '80's BMW 320, manual transmission, if my memory is correct. I liked it, We would go to lunch in it occasionally and I liked it's crisp performance and agile handling.

The only BMW I've driven/ridden is my son's BMW G/S series motorcycle and it also is quick, agile performer that needs only a light touch at the controls and some 'body English' to maneuver it quickly through tight corners and demanding driving conditions .

But that seems to be the BMW way...bike or car...
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Some work remains to make it perfect, but it's nice to see Issac making the effort to get there. Nice shots as well.
Thanks - and, yeah, I take my hat off to the guy, as well.

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Some very nice shots. Takes me back to a work colleague's car, back then.

He had an '80's BMW 320, manual transmission, if my memory is correct. I liked it, We would go to lunch in it occasionally and I liked it's crisp performance and agile handling.

The only BMW I've driven/ridden is my son's BMW G/S series motorcycle and it also is quick, agile performer that needs only a light touch at the controls and some 'body English' to maneuver it quickly through tight corners and demanding driving conditions .

But that seems to be the BMW way...bike or car...
Hey, Les, thanks and I'm glad you like the pics. I've owned two 3-Series Bimmers: a 2003 325i Sedan Sport and a 2008 328i Sedan Sport; they represented the very definition of a sport sedan - quick, lithe, taught and agile. More recently the 3 has grown considerably and has, perhaps, become a bit more of a generic luxury car than the more edgy driver focused Bimmers in earlier generations. During the last few years, those seeking the feel and personality of earlier 3s have opted for the 1-Series Coupe (as I did in 2012 with my 135i) and now the 2-Series Coupe - as I did in March when I bought my M240i, which is roughly the size of that first 325i.

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would love to take this to the track...... a time when we were mostly in control of a car.... now with so much tech... less so
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Nice E28!

Not to hijack the thread but makes me kinda sad I have an E23 sitting outside dying to be resurrected. 1985 735i is virtually the same car just not sexy like the 5 series or even the 3 series E30. Both the E28 & E23 share the same M30 Engine BWM used for 3 decades. That engine will last forever.

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Excellent automobile series. Awesome pics. Thnx.

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Not to hijack the thread but makes me kinda sad I have an E23 sitting outside dying to be resurrected. 1985 735i is virtually the same car just not sexy like the 5 series or even the 3 series E30. Both the E28 & E23 share the same M30 Engine BWM used for 3 decades. That engine will last forever.
Thanks for the comment - resurrection of these cars is not an easy undertaking.

While I rarely use body codes on the forum, I like to throw 'em around at home, mostly to irritate my wife. However, when I was driving an E82 (135i coupe) I had a sweatshirt with the "E82" stamped on the front; after I traded the 135i for a 2015 M4 coupe, she blacked out the lower appendage of the "E" to read F82.

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Excellent automobile series. Awesome pics. Thnx.

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Thanks, Tony - glad you like 'em.

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