Be The Boss: 2001 BMW 740i E38
They say that you should dress for the job that you want, not the job that you have…but what if you work with a bunch of gearheads? Now, you drive the car for the job you want, not the job you have…so if you want to be the boss, get a boss car. Find this 2001 BMW 740i here on eBay offered for $6,495 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Trenton, NJ via craigslist.
The E38 generation of BMW 7-series was produced from 1994 through 2001, and if you want the best, you should probably look for a later version. The 282 horsepower M62 V8 might not make as much power as the big M73 V12, but it will be better on your wallet in the short and long term. I just wish I could find one with a 6-speed…
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Son of a…!? I've never seen a 740 of this generation this clean. Hell, even the trunk and spare wheel look new. Low miles for a 2001 for sure, but not in general. Hell… for the price though…
after all my hand-wringing and overthinking, i'm coming to the conclusion that one of these is just about perfect for me – got to be stick, non-negotiable – will do my best to find a V12 with the long wheelbase
Just FYI for anyone who may have been fooled by the M Parallel wheels, this 740i is not a Sport model. And it's not terrifically priced either. $6500 for a well-sorted, well-maintained Sport, maybe, but definitely not for a regular 740i with 125k on the clock (not even that low). Hell, there was a 6-speed swapped 740i Sport on Craigslist in CA for $6k for a while.
I've heard the Sport package really transforms these into a great drivers car. I'd love one if I wasn't so afraid of paying half the value of the car each year in maintenance.
Thanks, Unknown. I was looking at this entry with a lustful/stupid eye.
Being 6' 5" and liking my space, I've always been fans of these as well, but a well maintained Sport model 7-series for $6k-ish? That sounds like a tall order… that's me rummaging around though.
2001 BMW 740i w/ Sport Package, 73k – $9,750
2001 BMW 740i, 119k – $6,000
2001 BMW 740i, 73k – $13,500 Whaaaat!?
This one looks like it could be a deal, but no VIN provided so who knows the history. 2001 BMW 740i w/ Sport Package, 116k – $4,900
Long wheelbase and V12 model here! 2001 BMW 750iL w/ Sport Package, 91k – $10,500
Sorry kaibeezy, have yet to come across a stick/V12 combo…
Sorry, wrong link for 3rd one. Here's the higher priced one for $13,500.