The BMW E12 is the first generation of BMW 5 Series mid-size luxury sedans, which was produced from June 1972 to 1981. It replaced the New Class sedans and the initial models were powered by inline-4 engines, using either a carburettor or fuel-injection.
A year after launch, the first model powered by a straight-6 engine was introduced. The E12 models transitioned towards straight-6 engines, with most of the models in the final years of the E12 generation being powered by a straight-6 engine.
Offered in excellent condition throughout, this wonderful low-mileage example was supplied new to L&C of Tunbridge Wells on the 1st of January 1978. The first owner kept the car until 2008 servicing it regularly at BMW until 25,076 miles. Now reading 26,950 miles, as you would expect of a car with such low mileage, it is found in superb order and has a lovely solid feel of BMW of old.
Recently fitted with new tyres, also included in the sale of this rare Right Hand-Drive example is an extensive history file. This along-side its remarkable condition, is a true testament to the cars fastidious custodianship.