1979 BMW 520/6 (E12)
In storage for many years this LHD E12 gen' 5-series is a rare car, here in manual six-cylinder M20B20 form that's been subject to recent recommissioning works and UK registration
Dating from January 1979, this BMW E12 series is finished in an attractive hue of light green with matching green cloth interior. Featuring the M20B20 2.0 litre straight six engine that when new produced 120bhp and here, is driven by the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual Getrag 'box.
The was, as we understand, in storage for many years in the Midlands until 2020, after which time the car was pulled out and subject to some recent recommissioning work including an overhaul of the ignition system, major service, new slightly lower springs all round, new brake caliper with new seals, brake cylinders and shoes, new boot lock, new clutch master cylinder, and new wiper stalk (not yet fitted, boxed in the boot) totaling £732 with other documented works including new radiator, timing belt and water pump, oil service, new clutch and reconditioned cylinder head with new gaskets at a further cost of some £1,875 in February 2020 by DNS of Stafford.
The history file includes the V5C, dating letter from BMW Heritage, UK registration correspondance from DVLA, a service booklet showing it hailed from Dussledorf owned by a Lisi Luigi with 3 stamps by Autohaus Muller in 1979 and 1980 for the PDI, running in service at 1,000km and for anti corrosion along with a selection of original German manuals and other sundry bills.
A rare car, and in what looks like good condition bodily with a respray evident from some time in the past, it retains its nice matching cloth interior which shows the expected localised signs of age/wear. A stereo has since been located in the glove box to fill the hole but is not connected.
Its hard not to fall for the sweet lines, particularly when combined with slightly lowered suspension and deep lip x-spoke alloy wheels, this rare car shows just 176,109km and was driven to the sale by its enthusiast owner.
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