Real Drivers Drive Real Cars: 1977 BMW E12 530i

Making a list about real men, you’ll have to keep Jon de Jesus on your list. Yeah, we know you never heard of him before, but he is the guy that drives and owns one of the best looking BMW E12 5 Series we’ve ever seen and that requires some true manliness.
1977 BMW E12 530i 1 photo
Photo: Screenshot from Youtube
His car’s story began in 1977, in Bavaria, as all BMWs used to back then, when the company didn’t have all these fancy factories all over the world.

That’s the time when the original 5er was built, a car that started the sedan culture and created a myth around its performances. The E12 was also the first model to receive the magic touch of the M division, in the shape of the M535i.

Jon’s car though, is a more modest, 530i model, preserved like none other we’ve ever seen before. It has the original paint on, an original E12 gearbox, and a more than beautiful interior with a nice mahogany color.

Even the stereo and the AC controls are stock and from the age when the car was built, to add to the authenticity of the whole sedan. We’ve said enough already. Enjoy!

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