The E65 generation BMW 7-series was the first generation of BMW’s plus sized luxury car to NOT be available with a manual gearbox anywhere in the world. It was unfortunate to see the manual shifter go, but the number of well heeled buyers who wanted to shift their own was very limited, so if you want to drive an E65, at least get the long wheelbase E66 version. Find this 2003 BMW 745iL E66 here on eBay offered for $3,999 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Clearwater, FL.
From the seller:
This is a beautifully crafter top of the line car, everything you would expect from a $100,000.00 car. Soft closing doors and trunk, premium sound package with logic 7 upgrade, air conditioned 20 way adjustable seats, air conditioned back seats, auto park work great, front and rear parking sensors, navigation, etc etc. this is the Li version meaning long wheel base with an extra 12″ of room. it is really comfortable on trips. The car was sitting for almost a year as I purchased another BMW so the battery is brand new and super clean inside and out for its age. does have minor rock chips and light scratches on the front bumper and a small (less than a dime) size dent on one of the doors. for the year this car is in great shape. All the power shades work, foot rests for rear passenger are present, had an engine swap 2 years ago that is why the mileage reflected on the post is low. This is the powertrain mileage. Has 19″ wheels with good tires and full spare tire with jack and lug wrench in the back. this car does need to have the “adaption” done by a dealer, the battery died and all the computers need to be reset. its 1.5 hours at the dealer. vehicle runs and drives, some warning lights will come on and off. this car needs a little bit of attention but it will NOT disappoint. recently learned the valve cover gaskets are leaving, its a very slow leak, but I did see a few drops on my garage floor. Note the mileage represents the engine mileage after swap.
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