1980 BMW 528i TURBO

1980 BMW 5-Series

Technical specifications of BMW 5-Series 1980

Price: -
Item location: Santa Cruz, California, United States
Make: BMW
Model: 5-Series
Year: 1980
Mileage: 125,000
VIN: 6780269
Color: Dark Grey
Engine size: 2.8L TURBO
Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
Transmission: 5sp Manual
Drive type: RWD
Options: Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1980 BMW 528i With Callaway Turbo system
Video:https://youtu.be/0uAxcwEU43M (copy and paste)

Grey in color, runs and drives well, has a Callaway turbo system that was installed in the 80s and very recently rebuilt. She's much faster than stock... lot of pull. The body is in good condition with no rust to be found. Suspension is tight and rides well, Bilstein/Koni shocks and struts, lowering springs and sway bars have been installed. Brakes work well and don't shake or shudder when stopping. Interior is in good shape considering its age, but still has it’s problems, sheepskin covers hiding some tears in the front seats.

I bought this car with the intention of fixing it up a bit... bigger wheels, some suspension work... dialing it in. This car has a lot of potential, and rare with the turbo system that is period correct, and complete. It’s been a fun car to drive (much faster than stock), but time and other project force sale.


Original Callaway turbo kit installed including water injection

Rebuilt Garrett t-4 turbo (bearings and seals)

Boost and oil pressure gauges installed on dash

New external waste gate, running 6 psi

Pulls strong throughout rpm range

Bilstein/Koni shocks and struts

Lowering springs

Aftermarket sway bars


Not great:

Paint worn (old respray)

Work needs to be done on the exhaust (some leaks)

Misc. interior bits

Window issues, rears work intermittently

Door locks intermittently

Leather seats have tears

Starter misses occasionally

That's about it. She's a solid car with a boatload of potential. I'd really like to see her all fixed up but I simply don't have the time to do it myself. I'll be sorry to see her go.

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