Really, there is no good reason to buy the first BMW 5 series. It’s too old to be modern and it’s too new to be vintage. It does nothing that the classic 1980s second generation doesn’t do better. And yet, now you will want one.
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.
We were a bit shorthanded at LeMons HQ at Carolina Motorsports Park last weekend, so I wasn't able to do the usual Index Of Effluency winner post. Check out the Rusty Bolt Racing E12!
Remember that 3-Series BMW with a V12 swap? We liked that car quite a bit, but now we've found one of the cleanest engine-swapped BMWs yet, and for some incomprehensible reason nobody wanted to buy it for $24,000! It's got a Chevy small-block stroked to 427 cubes and equipped with all manner of hop-up madness…