Bracq Friday: 1985 BMW 735i

If you are reading this from your cell phone after having spent all night camped out in front of your local Sears only to discover that Sears is out of business and you’ve inadvertently slept in a strangely organized homeless encampment…well…you wouldn’t be the first person to have such an experience.  FEAR NOT, DT is here to save the day!  This is where DT’s Black Friday celebration comes in…or…in this case, Bracq Friday; a celebration of a French born mustache enthusiast named Paul Bracq who just happened to design a good number of German luxury sedans.  Like this 1985 BMW 735i offered for here on eBay for $2250 buy-it-now or make-offer, located in Glendale, CA.

From the seller:

This classic has a clear Connecticut Title. If you need me to get a CA title for this car there is a small fee included in the process.

 1985 BMW 735i 5-Speed


This ’85 BMW 735i 3.5 liter 5-speed car has 227,000 miles. It was owned by a BMW mechanic, and it was very well-maintained.  This car drives amazingly. All of its components work as they need to. This car has burgundy outside, with tan leather interior. The car runs and drives straight.


Work has been done to the plugs, oil and filter changed, full exhaust replacement, the clutch feels good, engine has good compression numbers, it is fast, and drives well, you can drive this car on a freeway with no problem and it shifts great through all the gears. 


The paint is a bit faded, but it is a presentable looking straight car that has never been in an accident.

15-inch basket wave rims, new front tires, good tires in the rear.


After-market Pioneer stereo, It has power locks, windows, seats, mirrors, sunroof, key locks.

This car has plenty of parts that come with the car, they’re all included, I have manuals, and maintenance history from the previous owner. This is a rare BMW, you don’t see too many 5-speed ones out there.  

See a better way to drive brown?