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 […]
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!
Most of the modified/custom cars out on the street are poorly built piles of Pep Boys junk, but this next car is an example of when a car enthusiast takes the original OEM design and improves it with a few subtle alterations taken from other models from the same OEM. I call this OEM+. A manual gearbox wasn’t available in the USDM E38 7-series, the last 7 with a stick was the E32 735i. The central element of this custom is the 6-speed manual from an M5 mated to a limited slip diff, but the builder focused on the interior with a slick M5 gauge cluster install and an OEM style radio nav system. It is shockingly well done. Find this 2001 BMW 740iL 6-Speed offered for $7,995 in Wareham, MA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
The big boy E38 BMW seems to get better and better looking with age. These pre-Bangle designed cars were the last classically designed sedans that have excellent proportions. The USA 7 series never came with a manual, but today’s feature has had a 6 speed installed from a E39 540i sport. The listing mentions some […]
I know it is late Wednesday evening…but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for a quick Mid Week Match-Up…because the week is half over and the matching isn’t done yet! This next request is for a guy who, for the sake of anonymity, we will call Dave. Dave needs a car to replace his rusting […]