Hofmeister Kinked: 1994 BMW 740il E32

The E32 generation (1987-1994) of 7-series was the final version of BMW’s flagship to run the iconic BMW quad round headlights and a big kidney grill. Interestingly enough, the width of those kidneys was larger if you opted to get the V8 or V12 models, probably an indication that you are the kind of buyer to drink enough to have engorged kidneys, but I digress. The E32 market is still favorable to the buyer and these things make decent drivers for people who drive interesting stuff. Find this 1994 BMW 740il offered for $6,000 in Santa Clara, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1994 bmw 740il
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 187000
paint color: custom
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan


I’ve had her for the last few years. Prior to that it was my fathers and was garaged. I did a number of upgrades. New rotors & brake pads. New tie rods (inner/outer). New control arms (upper/lower). New shocks/struts. Re-powder coated and clear coated the wheels earlier this year. New spark plugs and air filters. New tires (around 500 miles on them). There is an aftermarket alarm system with remote start. New Battery. I had the drive shaft and carrier bearing replaced as well because there was a small vibration at the time. It has a custom sound system that is dated, but amazing still. Two 10” subwoofers. Zapco system. TVs in the headrests and DVD player. Clean leather. A/C is fully functional. Clean title and I’ve only ever used 91 fuel. This car gets plenty of looks & compliments. Faults: power seat motors are malfunctioning and the inner side won’t move on the front seats. Body- 1 dent. 1 molding crack. 1 window shade not attached. Selling as is. Hopefully she finds a good owner.

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