Early 5 Series Would Like To Return To Bavaria, Heading To Chinese Steel Mill Instead

You don't see many E12s on the road these days, but I saw two of them at a Northern California self-service junkyard a few weeks ago. Here's a fairly clean-looking '76 530i that's Crusher-bound.

Early 5 Series Would Like To Return To Bavaria, Heading To Chinese Steel Mill Instead

The very famous Hofmeister Kink.

Early 5 Series Would Like To Return To Bavaria, Heading To Chinese Steel Mill Instead

Malaise Era smog regulations meant that power from the M30 wasn't so great, but 176 horsepower from six cylinders was pretty impressive for 1976.

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