The E38 BMW 7-series was the last BMW to be totally free of the Bangle styling that
cursed covered the cars for a decade or so. Additionally the E38 was the last of the 7-series to come with a manual gearbox, but only in some markets….which I believe the USA wasn’t included. Find this 2001 BMW 740i offered for $6,500 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
From the seller:
2001 BMW 740i M Sport Package — 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION —
The transmission and majority of the parts were sourced from a low mileage e39 540i, custom driveshaft, new clutch master cylinder, euro e38 shifter boot, etc.
Being a sport package it has sport seats, black shadowline trim, sport suspension, a 3.15 sport differential, and sport steering wheel and staggered 18″ M-Parallels. Car runs and shifts great, steering is tight and responsive. The car feels like a larger E39 M5.
-Clean California title
-Staggered M-Parallels with 2 fairly new front tires
-New Front Brake Rotors and Pagid Brake Pads w/new front pad wear sensor
-Full DOT 4 Brake Fluid Flush
-LEMFÖRDER (High Quality) Front Lower Control Arms and New Front Thrust Arms (5k miles ago)
-New spark plugs 4k miles ago
-Black Kidney Grilles
-Recently replaced GRAF waterpump, BMW blue coolant, & OEM Behr thermostat
-Clutch is tight and grabs great
-New shifter bushings so they are tight with almost NO play between gears
-545i e60 shift linkage for shorter throws
-OEM BMW “M” 6 speed black weighted Shift Knob
-Aluminum gauge cluster rings & new cluster bulbs
-OEM HID headlamps with 8k bulbs
-HID foglights with matching 8k bulbs
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