The E38 7-series is perhaps the last classically handsome BMW. Its conservative, purposeful design has aged well and serves as poignantÂ reminder of how things used to be, before the advent of ChrisÂ Bangle’s fussy futurism. Plutocratically expensive when new, today you can buyÂ an early, high mileage, rough-around-the-edges example forÂ a mere couple of grand. But the question is – would you want to? A $2k car that cost nearly $100k new is bound to be a ticking time bomb of wallet-rending catastrophe. To get a nice one you have to spend a little (but not too much) to get a lot (quite a lot, in fact). Around $10k will buy you a nicely sorted exampleÂ – still not a lot of money, when you think about it – and just a smidge more will put you into a Sport model, like this one.
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2001 BMW 740I
SELLING A EXTREMELY CLEAN 2001 BMW 740I WITH 69,000 MILES * 4.4L V8 * AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION * GRAY EXT. * BLACK INT. * SPORT PACKAGE * 18″ WHEELS * NAVIGATION * XENON HEADLIGHTS * TRACTION CONTROL * KEYLESS ENTRY WITH ALL THE KEYS * POWER WINDOWS, MIRRORS, DOOR LOCKS, SEATS, MOONROOF * RAIN SENSOR * COLD A/C. THIS CAR MUST BE THE CLEANEST 740 OUT THERE. EXTERIOR IS IN GREAT CONDITION. THE INTERIOR IS VERY CLEAN WITH SOME WEAR ON THE SEATS. ALL ELECTRONICS WORK GREAT. ENGINE IS VERY STRONG AND TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTHLY. DON’T MISS THIS GREAT BUY ON A MINT 740. CLEAN CARFAX WITH 1 OWNER! EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WANT TO TEST DRIVE THE VEHICLE.
This 740i Sport comes in theÂ classy and unusual hue of Anthracite Metallic. Though some might find itÂ a bit dour, I love it. Anthracite really pops in the direct sun, as you can see in the pictures, though in more subdued lighting it shows as aÂ menacingly dark gray. Power comes from a 4.4 liter V8 motor good for about 282 hp, giving this SWB luxury sedan more than enough poke.
The black leather interior appears remarkablyÂ free of the age-related blemishes normally afflicting 90s/00s BMWs, limited it seems to a tiny amount of wear to the seat bolsters. The desirable Sport package adds Shadowline trim and 18″ M-Parallel wheels toÂ the outside, sport seats and sport steering wheel to the inside, and firmer sport suspension, a Steptronic transmission,Â high stall-speed torque-converter and a lower-ratio differential underneath.
With a mere 69k miles on the odometer, this is a very compelling package. The $11.5k asking price seems eminently reasonable.