1996 BMW 750iL

Have a lot of enemies? Live in a really bad neighborhood? Hang out with known undesirables? Or just generally paranoid? Then look no further, we have found your car. This is certainly something you don’t see every day, a fully armored, long wheelbase, V12, 7-series. These cars were pretty rare in the US market, and were mainly reserved for the wealthy, with an original MSRP of just under $100K.

If you were the member of the 1% that made their money by stepping on a few toes, the full armor treatment was a must. Judging by the list of previous owners, I’m really surprised that this car has not actually seen fire. The lack of bullet wounds on this car may be attributed to the 5.4L V12 that made 322 bhp and 361 lb/ft of torque getting this land yacht to safety. No matter what your motivations, or social situation, this black fortress is a cool way to act like a boss.

Year: 1996
Model: 750iL
Engine: 5.4 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 125,000 mi
Price: $5,800

Armored 1996 750iL on craigslist

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This car is immaculate. Car fax will tell you this car was owned by Ronald McDonald Corp. Then the CIA out of Langley, VA. Have service records. Car is black. Sunroof. Fully loaded. Leather heated interior. Black. Low miles. I hate to sell but need the money asap. So price is firm. Car is classified as armoured limousine which makes it 4 inches longer I was told. Cannot upload pics but car is a beauty. BBS rims. Have original tail lights but led lights are on the car now. Looks sharper!!

I can send pics via text or email. Call if serious. 919 618 5177 Also for more info and yes it is really bullet proof! Look at windows!!Or can give VIN for car fax for you. Has roll up shades, back roll up is temperamental meaning works when it wants to, that will need to be fixed. Nice car. OMG, we hate to sell.

From the description, it sounds like this car has the usual quirks of a 16 year old car. The asking price on this car is on par with that of a well kept 750iL, so you’re basically getting the armor package for free!  At $5,800 you can’t ask for more than that, except maybe an armed driver to go along with it.

-Brian

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4 Comments

  1. I’m doubtful it’s actually an armored version. The seller claims its 4 inches longer – but all long wheelbase 7’s are. I’ve seen this before from people with 7’s and S-class Mercedes’ just because it has the double pane windows they think its bullet proof. They aren’t bullet proof, just made to eliminate fog and reduce noise intrusion.

    The key giveaway is the wheels. Armored cars have special wheels and tires that always look very daft. I’d be willing to bet this is not an armored car but rather just a normal 750il.

  2. It’s tough to tell in the photo provided, but the dead giveaway for the armored versions of the 7 is the lack of a sunroof. I can’t tell if this one has a sunroof, or if it’s just a reflection from the tree behind the car. And for the record, the L versions were 5.1 inches longer…but who’s counting?

  3. Without having seen the paperwork, let’s just say I’m skeptical of the story being told here. If the car is as described, they rarely end up on something like Craigslist to be offered for sale. With only 2 pictures, it is nearly impossible to tell anything about this vehicle other than the fact that it is a black BMW. The seller states he has all of the paperwork, but doesn’t mention the name of the company that supposedly did the armoring?

    No Carfax report I’ve seen identifies previous owners other than the manufacturer. Plus, the few people I know in government security tell me that when cars are rotated out of service, they generally become target practice during training sessions. Since the car is in the Raleigh area, I suppose it could have passed through Blackwater’s hands at some point, but who knows?

    One final thought: if the car really is armored, the 322hp of the stock V12 isn’t going to move the car along very well. Most armored vehicles have engine upgrades to deal with the fact that they end up weighing a whole lot more than the unmodified version.

  4. It might be a mildly armoured third party conversion but the windows tell me that this is not a genuine BMW 750iL “Security”. If you look here :- http://www.mad4wheels.com/webpics/hires/00004313%20-%201998%20BMW%20750iL%20(%20E38%20)%20Security/1998_BMW_750iL_(_E38_)_Security_001_8160.jpg you’ll see that the windows have a much thicker border line which is a dead giveaway for a proper BMW conversion.

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