Supercharged Manual: 1997 BMW 740iL

James Bond (played by a young Pierce Brosnan, the second of his four Bond films) drove an E38 generation (1995-2001) 7-series that had a nifty remote cell-phone controlled driving apparatus, something that was Hollywood imagineering in 1997, but the car was actually controlled by a rear seat mounted steering wheel and a prone hidden stunt driver. That was a cool 7-series, but it didn’t have a manual gearbox or a supercharger like this next beast. Find this 1997 BMW 740iL offered for $18,500 in Tulsa, OK via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1997 BMW 740iL
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 131000
paint color: black
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
Dropbox link at the bottom with receipts and more pictures.

Well over $80k in performance parts and labor receipts to build this one of a kind E38.

M62 Motor with VAC stage 3 heads, SS Valves, Titanium Retainers, ARP studs, custom ground cams, CP Pistons, Iron Sleeves, Arrow rods, as well as a host of other performance parts.

Vortech V2SQ Supercharger with Vortech Air to Water Intercooler.

Full Remus Exhaust, Brembo brakes, Bilstein Suspension, brand new control arms, alignment, rear tires, and valve cover gaskets.

18” SSR GT3 3 piece wheels

E39 M5 Manual Transmission Swap

E39 M5 3.15 rear end with LSD

E39 M5 Cluster programmed to vehicle

Eurospec BMW Pedal Set for manual swap

High dollar SPA Gauges

Navigation/Bluetooth from a BMW i8 with iDrive

BAV Autosound Speakers

JL Audio Amp and 10” JL Sub

Former One Lap of America Car and was featured in a few magazines.

Was shipped to Europe to drive on the autobahn and the Nurburgring.

Open to interesting trades up or down.

Two owner car.

See a better way to drive something fast?