The Paul Bracq designed E23 generation BMW 7-series was released in 1977, right in the middle of the malaise era, but it was far from a floating slow boat that induced thoughts of suicide, particularly with a manual gearbox. Domestic cars might have offered luxury in the form of a vinyl top or total isolation from the road, but the German version of luxury involved a properly fast ride with a manual gearbox, taught suspension, and rear-wheel-drive. The only thing you couldn’t get in a late 70s/early 80s BMW was a beverage holder for your giant American big-gulp. Life is full of compromises, I guess. Find this 1985 BMW 735i E23 offered for $4500 in San Rafael, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1985 BMW 735I
cylinders: 6 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: salvage
Please call or text. I don’t check my email very often
SMOG CERTICICATE in hand
new registration just paid $145
This is a very clean and straight bmw 735i black on black bmw
I need to emphasis how straight this car is . Good paint, it was painted about 8 years ago. no chips or dings.
Five speed manual transmission
FAIRLY NEW PAINT
NEW FUEL PUMP $1000
FAIRLY NEW TIRES
NEW CATALYTIC CONVERTER
CLEAN CALIFORNIA CAR
This car has a salvage title due to a hit in the rear quarter panel.
damage was barely noticeable when I got out to look at it. there is no evidence of it. This is an old car , not perfect but nice
please call me or text me at show contact info I’m in San Rafeal ca
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