As many are aware, Porsche values have gone a bit crazy over the past few years, especially for classic 911s but also for many variants of the 964 and 993. Pretty much any air-cooled example remains a strong investment, assuming the owner has shown it proper care over its life. There is, however, still value to be had with the 911 as I have featured with a couple examples of the 996TT. If you all will indulge me a bit my aim is to gain a better understanding of the market for these cars so I hope to feature a few more. The negatives of the 996 relative to its predecessors are well known and I won’t rehearse them here, though given that many of those negatives are largely subjective, many buyers may find that the 996 makes for an amazing car. All of which brings us to the car featured here, an Orient Red 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo located in Indianapolis.
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In the past year, we’ve featured a lot of E38 BMW 7 series. Most have been the 740i Sport, but whichever the model, these are a perennial favorite amongst BMW enthusiasts and lovers of large executive sedans. Now it’s time to shed some light on the big daddy of the group, the V12 engined 750iL. The year 2001 was the end of the line for the E38, so this low mileage example for sale in Oklahoma represents the zenith of this generation of 7 series. Black on black with the M Parallel wheels gives this car a menacing, dictatorial presence.
Engine: 5.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 29,845 mi
Price: No reserve auction
Click for more details: 2001 BMW 750iL on eBay
Yes, the mileage is correct. This was the last year for the older body style. Purchased it on 24 December 2001 as a Christmas gift for my wife. The dealership delivered it with a red bow and several bottles of wine. My wife loved it. She has had several BMWs before this one.
Why are we selling it? We never drive it. We have six cars for three drivers. Two of our cars are Honda CNGs Civics. CNG is big business in Oklahoma City, a dollar a gallon. We have most, it not all of the maintenance invoices. The car is always under cover. We usually have the oil changed every year by the dealership. The BMW maintenance system has never called for maintenance, we have always done it ahead of schedule. This car has the monochrome option. All of the chrome is black, it actually looks great.
This car has the Sports Option. I would not have ordered this option. The ride is a bit stiff. Not bad, but love the normal suspension. It also comes with the M wheels, sport seats, and steering wheel. Not sure what options this car does not have installed. It has the HID headlights, etc. It stickered for $98.000.00. We paid, $81,000.00 for it. It gets approximately 16 to 17 miles per gallon. It has never been above 100 mph, but I am guessing, that it will easily go to the 155 mph limit. The computer will not allow you to go faster. It is a stately car, gathers itself up and goes. Quiet mufflers, etc.
Feel free to contact me for additional information. I can forward photographs, etc. We will miss this car. I drive it at least every two weeks. The UN used a simillar car to this one, as the car for the Secretary General of the UN. He was chauffered around in it. The back seat is huge. Truck likewise. I am guessing that they had the armored version. Feel free to contact me for additial information. Leather, etc., all look brand new. Paint good or better.
Every time I return home to Philadelphia, I see a lot of these black E38s running around, mainly on Bustleton Avenue, parts of which happen to be a Russian neighborhood. If anyone has seen the Bourne series of movies, it’s apparently these big brutes are not just popular here, but in the mother country, as well. Want to look like an Eastern European bad ass? Here’s your car, then.
Even though this is a low mileage E38, one couldn’t expect any V12 engined vehicle to be cheap to run. With bidding where it is at the moment, I’d suspect this one will probably glance $20,000, which is big dollars for an E38. But for the executive that just can’t get down with current BMW styling and wants something a bit more conservative, a low mileage 7er like this would certainly be attractive.
Welcome to Week in Review, where we’ll take a look at some of the vehicles featured on GCFSB over the last couple of weeks:
I’m guessing probably most of you feel the way I do about “stanced” cars, but will today’s 10K Friday contestants make you give pause to consider one? The BMW 540i is a favorite here at GCFSB; you get most of the M5′s performance at a lower price! The best of the bunch are the 6-speed variants, and while there aren’t any of the coveted “M-sport” versions appearing today I think it’s still an interesting face-off. Today we have a “stance” modified 1995 E34 against a stock 2001 E39; which would you choose? Let’s start with the lowrider:
Engine: 4.0 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 88,000 mi
Price: $8,500 Buy It Now
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 BMW 540i 6-speed on eBay
1995 BMW 540I WITH ORIGINAL 88K MILES ON THE MOTOR AND BODY ALL ORIGINAL SHINY PAINT 9/10
ALL FULL POWER PLUSH INTERIOR 9/10 NO RIPS NEW HEADLINER
ORIGINALLY AN AUTOMATIC TRANY CHANGED OVER TO LATE 90′S 6 SPEED TRANY WITH ALL OEM PARTS
ALUMINUM LIGHT WEIGHT FLYWHEEL AND PERFORMANCE CLUTCH.
ALL NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM 3 1/2 IN PIPING TWO NEW HI FLOW CATS AND AN AWSOME SOUNDING MUFFLER ALL MANDREL BENT WITH DTM STYLE TIP THAT YOU CAN NOT IGNOR.
ALL NEW COIL OVER SUSPENSION WITH BILSTINE INSERTS AND ADJUSTABLE MANOFIED CAMBER/CASTER PLATES
BIG BREAKE KIT WITH DRILLED/SLOTED ROTORS
17X8.5 BBS RS REPLICAS AND 17X10′S IN REAR WITH STRETCHED SUMITOMOS FOR THE STANCED LOVERS
ALL THE MODIFICATIONS ARE DONE BY MANOFIED IN SO CAL. THERE IS TON OF MONEY SPENT ON THE DRIVE LINE AND ITS A SOLID ZERO RUST WITH A NICE STIFF RIDE PLENTY OF POWER WITH BIG V8 WITH GREAT HANDLING AND A NICE SOUND ,WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ASK FOR
I PRICED THE CAR VERY MODERATE SO THERE IS NO ROOM TO NEGOTIATE
ALSO JUST THROWING OUT THERE, I AM LOOKING TO BUY A X5 4.8 is AS MY NEXT PROJECT
I LOVE THESE 4.8 V8 MOTORS
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.
So apart from a poor use of the letter “E” and atrocious overall spelling, this is an interesting car. It’s important to remember you’re not buying the seller when looking at these cars. What we have, then, is a manual converted 540i that has been lowered with what appears to be a trick coilover system and a rather silly looking exhaust. Otherwise, it wears some cheaper imitation BBS RSs and looks pretty spectacular in black over black. Raise the ride height a bit more in the front and a bit less in the rear and tone down that exhaust, and I don’t really see much of anything wrong here. But if Stance Nation scares you, there’s always stock to consider:
The E39 is – in my opinion – not as good of a looker as the E34 was, but it’s still a good looking car. This particular example is a post-facelift car, giving it the updated lights and M-sport wheels that make these look a bit more M-tacular. In often-specified silver over black, this is a fine looking example with lower average mileage:
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 111,016 mi
Price: $8,995 Buy It Now
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 BMW 540i 6-speed on eBay
The mileage represented on this vehicle is accurate.This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission.Overall, this vehicle’s exterior is clean.The interior is clean and in good condition. If you enjoy having total control of a powerfull vehicle, then dont look any further because this 540i can satisfy you’r desire! This car is in good shape and comes equipped with; Sport pkg, CD(Single), Dual air bags, Side air bags, Leather seating, Moon roof, Alloy wheels, Traction control, Air conditioning, Power windows, Power door locks, Cruise control, Power steering and Telescoping wheel. We offer easy financing and we are available 7 Days A Week! You can view our inventory at 2630 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90806 or phone us at (562) 424-1444!!!
There are some bells and whistles on the 2001 that weren’t on the 1995, so if you’re into the latest and greatest, I’m guessing the E39 is the car for you. If you consider it an M5 on a serious budget, it’s a great value. However, the same can be said for the E34, though E34 M5 prices are still amazingly less-than-silly and that would be the car I’d prefer. In spite of that, there isn’t one here as part of this comparison, so which of these two would I choose? Well, it may be surprising but I really prefer the early E34 in this duo. It just looks the part so much more so than the E39 to me, though both seem like good deals overall. Because the modifications aren’t overdone and I can easily envision how to “fix” them, the E34 gets my vote.
Which would you choose?
Over a decade on, the E38 7 series is still revered for being a pinnacle of design for the BMW brand. Sure, they may be a bit behind in terms of technology, but there’s no denying that this was a beautiful, if somewhat conservative, design. One of my favorites of the E38 range was the short wheelbase 740i Sport. For those that need a refresher, the Sport package included Shadowline exterior trim, sport seats, 18″ M-Parallel alloy wheels hooked up to a tauter suspension and a higher final drive ratio for the 5-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. This 740i Sport for sale in Georgia is wearing a rare hue for a 7 series, Imola Red. This is certainly a bold choice for a large, executive sedan.
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 120,000 mi
Price: $9,995 Buy It Now
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 BMW 740i Sport on BMW CCA Classifieds
Collector-quality example of the last, best year of the classic E38. Rare Imola red. Sport, Convenience and Cold packages. 5 M-Parallel alloys, powder-coated valve covers, Euro center armrest (phone delete). Service records from new. 120,000 easy miles. Full pics at http://tinyurl.com/shortysporty
My love for oddball cars has me drawn to the Imola Red 740i Sport. It’s almost like installing a graffiti exhibit right outside of The Lourve. As crass as it may seem at first, it works. This car has covered a good amount of miles, but it looks to have been well looked after. There are no rips or cracks in the leather and the front center armrest is a nice touch, removing the receptacle for the large car phone that no one would have a use for these days. Pushing $10,000 is not too far out of the question for these late E38s, especially considering it comes with a cache of records. Considering the mileage, however, a bit of negotiation wouldn’t be out of the question.