Noble Auctions are pleased to present this 1976 BMW E12 525 (3L) for auction on www.noble-auctions.com.
Presented here is a very clean, solid and great driving example of the E12, BMW’s first-ever 5-series.
Launched in 1972, the E12 was the successor of the “Neue Klasse” model.
The concept proved such a hit that the 5-series is still one of the most important cars in BMW’s lineup today, and probably the genesis of the modern sports saloon.
This example was delivered new to Germany, before being exported to Belgium in 2003, where it was subsequently acquired by the current owner, a BMW Club member, in 2010.
The grey velours interior is in very well-kept original condition.
All the BMW’s mechanicals are in excellent condition. The gearbox is freshly rebuilt and the engine was upgraded by the current owner to a 3-litre engine from an E23 730i, which results in a massive increase in torque and usable power.
The conversion has been done in such a way that it is not detectable, unless by a very expertly trained eye.
The exterior of the car is in excellent condition, having benefited from a good quality repaint in its original colour around 7 years ago.
One of the last first-series E12s, this example retains many early features.
This auction will start closing on March 30th at 7:00 PM.
For a complete in-depth description and videos of the lot, please take a look at our website www.noble-auctions.com
It is also possible to view the car in person at our showroom (Halfstraat 5, Aartselaar 2630, Belgium) on Wednesday, March 23rd from 10 AM to 5 PM, or by appointment. We also offer personal video calls by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact us at [email protected]