FOR SALE: 1997 BMW 750iL (E38)
Regarded by many brand purists as a high water mark in the evolution of BMW's flagship 7 Series, the E38-generation holds serious appeal, particularly in flagship, V12-engined 750iL guise.
Year and Make/Model: 1997 BMW 750iL (E38)
Engine: 5.4L V12-cylinder petrol
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 236 376km
Location: Cape Town
PRICE: R199 900
With crisp, elegant lines penned by Boyke Boyer, the E38-generation of BMW's 7 Series gained Hollywood fame through appearances in the Bond and Transporter film franchises. It was a seriously high-tech car at the time of its launch in 1995 - the first European car with satellite navigation; the first car with curtain airbags; the first BMW with a built-in television!
The ultimate E38 to have is the 750iL, powered by the marque's creamy-smooth M73B54 5.4L V12 engine that delivered 240kW and 490Nm of torque, coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
This exceptionally neat burgundy (with beige interior) 750iL has 236 376km on the odo and comes with a fully documented service history. Also included are the two keys and a full tool kit.
The current owner has had preventative cooling maintenance (including pipe replacement, water pump thermostat, gaskets, clamps etc.) done at BMW. Other maintenance work included door lock actuators and window mechanisms. A full gearbox service was done, with all filters and oils. Also performed was a full engine service (except for the spark plugs, where are still in good condition).
All filters have been replaced, including the cabin air filters. A diff service was performed and electrical system check done by BMW. ABS sensors and wheel speed sensors were replaced preventatively. New rear lights and all bulbs have been changed by the agents to freshen up the rear. There are no fault codes on the vehicle.
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