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2001 BMW 740iL

The E38 7-series is a firm favorite around these parts, a throwback to the pre-Bangle era in BMW styling’s department, before things got all fussy and bloated. With its angular lines and restrained, good looks, the E38 is a bit like a bouncer in a bespoke suit: brawny but sophisticated looking. Given that many of them were pressed into service as executive transportation, it’s not surprising they mostly appear in subdued colors like black, silver or gray. But every now and again a more adventurously colored car pops up, like this low-mileage example for sale in California.

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Year: 2001
Model: 740iL
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 66,246 mi
Price: $15,888 Buy It Now or Best Offer

This 2001 BMW 740iL is proudly offered by PRIVATE COLLECTION MOTORS INC.

If you’re going to purchase a pre-owned vehicle, why wouldn’t you purchase one with CARFAX one-owner report. It’s not often you find just the vehicle you are looking for AND with low mileage. This is your chance to take home a gently used and barely driven 740iL.

This BMW has just been serviced and was brought all up to date!

Added comfort with contemporary style is the leather interior to heighten the quality and craftsmanship for the BMW 740iL. If not for a few miles on the odometer you would be hard-pressed to know this 2001 BMW 740iL a pre-owned vehicle. This hard-to-find gem is an exquisite example of meticulous attention to detail and rich refinements.

For more information please call us at 949-791-2167.

Options & Features:
Rear Side Sunshades
Rear Sunshade
Wood Trim
Dual Zone Climate Control
Power Tilt Steering Column
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Power Moonroof
Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
and so much more!

This long wheelbase 740iL comes in the dazzling color of Impalabraun Metallic. I’ve never seen this color on the road, but in the pictures and polished up under showroom lights, it looks like a gorgeous sandy brown with hints of gold and mauve.  The exterior looks spotless, as does the matching sand-beige leather interior and glossy wood interior trim. Power comes from the torquey 4.4 liter M62 V8, which here has a slight 66k miles under its belt. The only flaws apparent from the picture are some missing pixels on the digital odometer.

The full Sport pack available on SWB models, which added sport suspension and high stall torque convertor to some other cosmetic upgrades, was not offered on LWB cars. But a VIN check shows that this car was optioned with two features that make it a little Sport-like in external appearance: Shadowline trim around the windows, and 18″ M-Parallel wheels. It also has the upgraded Electronic Damping Control suspension.

E38s can be bought for much less than the $16k asking price on this one. But they don’t often show up in this condition, with this few miles and in such a unique color.

– Craig


  1. Doug
    Doug April 9, 2017

    Damn, that’s sharp.

  2. M. 2E
    M. 2E April 12, 2017

    I was lucky enough to have owned a nearly identical 7 series, although not the long wheel base version (so it had the full sport pack). It was probably the most beautiful and spirited Euro sedan I’ve ever owned. The color alone made this car stand out with a ton of metal flake and really deep earth tones. I’ve been through a bunch of cars since and didn’t realize I was measuring them all against my old 7 series until I saw the listing. If you can live with a few “old technology” features, this car would be a wonderful purchase. I’m currently driving a Panamera and it’s the closest I’ve come to matching the sport/luxury combo.

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