1985 BMW 745i

4The E23 7-series is already a bit special, for two main reasons. First, as I mentioned when I wrote up a 733i a couple of weeks ago, you don’t tend to see them on the roads anymore. Second, the beautiful design, which shares a number of features with the shark-nosed E24 6-series coupe, matches anything put out by Mercedes-Benz in the same era in terms of elegance and style. That is not something that could always be said about BMW products, even if they were more fun to drive than their counterparts from Stuttgart. But this E23 is even more special, since it’s a gray market 745i.  Not available in the US, this high-performance model represented the top of the E23 lineup in Europe and came with a turbocharged version of the 3.4 liter inline six cylinder M30 engine (here called the M106) and a host of luxurious and high-tech (for the time) accessories. Very few of these come onto the market, and rarely do they do so in the kind of condition shown here.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 BMW 745i on ebay

Year: 1985
Model: 745i
Engine: 3.4 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 33,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction
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LOW RESERVE – THREE OWNER GRAY MARKET CAR

THE ULTIMATE PERSONAL LUXURY COUPE

1985 BMW 745i TURBO

33K ORIGINAL MILES

Just arrived as very unusual survivor is a Gray market car, purchased new in
Europe and then imported to the USA. Upgraded to USA specs upon arrival in 1985.
Converted back to Gray market specs to allow peak performance.
Now it is ready for it new owner to love and paper.

Excellent Blue Metallic paint. Sides repainted in 2015, match original paint perfectly.
Mint original Black leather interior in exceptional condition. Original dash, door
panels, carpet & headliner. Could not be nicer.

Now it will look great in your garage.

The car is equipped with the the highly desired 3.4 Liter inline six turbo engine.
Factory automatic transmission. Lots of power assists and luxury everywhere.

Ice cold factory air conditioning

Factory moon roof

Body has no accident damage

Garage kept, pampered and serviced, this car could not be nicer.
This car has been refreshed, detailed and ready to drive or show.

FEATURES AND OPTION INFORMATION

Immaculate rust free sheet metal and undercarriage
Excellent Blue Metallic paint
Perfect Black leather seats. Original door panels & dash
Excellent chrome and soft trim throughout
Original 3.4 Liter inline six engine
Factory automatic transmission
Power steering & brakes
Power windows, seats, cruise & rear window defrost.
Cold factory air conditioning
Factory moon roof
Original AM/FM/Cassette stereo and speakers
Factory wheels and newer radial tires

DRIVEN ONLY ABOUT 33K MILES IN 31 YEARS

Value in collector cars is all about the right color combination and original condition.

I deal in low mileage, original cars & trucks… This is truly a rare example of BWM’s top of the line !!!

As a full time business, I buy original, low mile classics to keep, refresh, or restore and sell.

I SPECIALIZE IN LOCATING PRISTINE CLASSIC CARS.

EXCELLENT HISTORY OF CAR EXPORTS FOR OUT OF COUNTRY BUYERS.

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME ON
MY CELL PHONE – 863-944-8615

OR EMAIL sales@mjcclassiccars.com

Inspections are welcome. The car is for sale locally and if sold, the auction will be canceled.

Please remember, this is a 31 year old car.
I am representing it as accurately as I can based on my knowledge
and have tried to give as much information as possible.
It is being sold without warranty and as is…

Inspections prior to auction end are not a problem and are encouraged.

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In turbocharged form this engine put out about 250 hp from the factory, making for a fast and powerful highway cruiser. The condition of this example looks to be outstanding: the arctisblau paint gleams over a mint-condition black leather interior, the brightwork is shiny and in good order, and all panels appear to be original and laser straight. Which is all to be expected given the ultra-low 33k miles on the odometer. The seller notes working A/C, power windows and seats. A VIN check also shows a sunroof and reveals that those power seats are heated, front and rear.

It’s not clear where the reserve is set but I suspect the seller will be asking for strong money, and that this car will ultimately end up in the hands of a collector. Such a shame: if I had the money, I’d love to use this car to storm up and down the highway.

– Craig

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4 Comments

  1. Man … this would’ve been the dad’s car in 80s teen movies — the mom got the 5000tqw.

  2. Nice car! It will be interesting to see where bidding winds up.

  3. That engine bay!

  4. The seller will hold onto a car forever until he gets the money he wants. I follow the seller, he specializes in survivor American iron so I wonder if he knows much about German cars. That said, the seller always orders and replaces the little things broken or missing on cars, like trim pieces, so I think you could trust you are getting a great example here.

    And yes, I would drive this car until the wheels fell off.

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