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Thread: FS in VA: 1995 BMW 740i with 62,000 miles

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Posts
    135
    My Cars
    '03 BMW 540i M-Sport 6MT
    General Information:
    • 1995 BMW 740i
    • VIN: WBAGF6322SDH03379
    • Mileage: 62,000
    • Price: $3,900
    • Exterior Color: Schwartz (black)
    • Interior Color: Grey
    • Location: Charlottesville, VA
    • Title: Clean (3rd owner, clean Carfax)


    I purchased this E38 just over 4 years ago as a temporary daily driver while I worked on a project car. It was not my original intent to have this car as long as I have, but it turned out to be the most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I am selling because I’m on the hunt for another car and need to make room. I’ll also be listing my M-Sport 528iT in the next week or so, one of them will have to find a new home. I’m only interested in trades for a 2003 540i M-Sport or possibly a 2001 740i M-Sport. I have a full Dinan supercharger kit collecting dust on the shelf and I’m looking for the right car in which to install it.



    Mechanical Highlights: This car is tight and runs strong. I wouldn’t hesitate drive it anywhere.
    • 61,000 – New control arms, steering linkage, tie rod ends and sway bar links
    • 61,000 – Oil/filter change
    • 58,000 – New Kumho tires
    • 50,000 – Cooling system overhaul with all aluminum thermostat housing
    • 45,000 – New fuel pump
    • 43,000 – New auxiliary A/C fan
    • 40,000 – Transmission Flush with Redline
    • 40,000 – Full tune up (plugs, fuel filter, air filter, cooling system flush, brake fluid flush, oil change)


    Mechanical Imperfections:

    • The high intensity head lamp washer nozzle on the passenger side is broken. The system otherwise works just fine.
    • Occasionally on a cold start, it will take 2 rounds of cranking to get it started. The car has been this way since purchase and I have never been able to pinpoint the problem. I thought the new fuel pump would do the trick.


    Interior notes:
    The car is really nice inside. All features work as they should EXCEPT for the auto dimming rearview mirror, the cup holders and the map pockets behind the front seats don’t retract as they should.
    • Leather: 9 out of ten, there is some fading on the center arm rest.
    • Perfect dash, door cards and center console. There are a few typical cracks in the wood trim.
    • All power accessories operate as they should.
    • Cold A/C and Hot Heat. All HVAC controls work as they should.
    • No pixel issues on the cluster and only minor pixel loss on the mid.
    • Headliner is in good shape, but the parcel shelf has come loose.


    Exterior notes:
    The pictures are really flattering; but overall I’d probably give it a 6 out of 10. Maybe even a 5. I bought this car sight unseen with only 39,000 miles. The paint was obviously neglected, the driver’s side fender was dented and the hood had major clear coat issues. I replaced the fender and hood and polished it up. It’s better, but still has issues.
    • There are touch ups all over the place. Whoever did it used flat paint and a brush.
    • There is a minor dent on the middle molding of the driver’s side rear door.
    • There are scratches and key marks on many panels.
    • The paint on the hood, roof and trunk are all a bit faded.
    • Trim on the back bumper, passenger’s side, is missing.
    • Door jambs are clean.
    • Chrome is in good shape
    • Plastic trim and door seals are all in good shape
    • All glass is in great shape



    Bottom line, if you are looking for a great daily with a really nice interior and don’t want to worry about door dings and such, this is the car for you!

    Last edited by Andrew 735i 5sp; 08-24-2015 at 09:25 AM. Reason: Formatting
    Current
    2003 540i M-Sport 6MT Supercharged
    2001 750iL Sport

    Departed
    2000 528iT M-Sport
    1991 850i 6MT
    ​1991 535i 5psd
    1989 735i 5spd Turbo Project
    1995 740i

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Detroit, MI
    Posts
    34
    My Cars
    93' E36 sedan, Volvo 850
    Dann, this is a good deal!
    Making deals on wheels and steals on deals since I was born mate!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Gastonia, North Carolina
    Posts
    69
    My Cars
    1995 BMW 540i/6 M sport
    Interesting...
    ​1995 BMW E34 540i/6 M Sport
    Cosmo's Black

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Posts
    135
    My Cars
    '03 BMW 540i M-Sport 6MT
    Bump for wax and detail. Came out better than I expected. Serious offers considered. You'll be hard pressed to find more car for the money.
    Current
    2003 540i M-Sport 6MT Supercharged
    2001 750iL Sport

    Departed
    2000 528iT M-Sport
    1991 850i 6MT
    ​1991 535i 5psd
    1989 735i 5spd Turbo Project
    1995 740i

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Posts
    135
    My Cars
    '03 BMW 540i M-Sport 6MT
    Hey all,

    This car is for sale again and this time it has to go! I ended up selling the e39 wagon that I listed at the same time so this car remained my DD.

    I won't have current pictures for about a week but I will get them up in a new for sale post. I'm selling because I found a 2001 750il that I just couldn't pass up. The timing was less than optimal for me but will work out well for the next owner. Just days before the 750il came along, the water pump started to fail on this car. I decided that I'd keep this car another 3 years or so and in addition to the pump the car is getting new plugs, filters, expansion tank, coolant hoses and an oil change. I also had the rear ball joints replaced 5k ago as they started squeaking. Bottom line, this is about as reliable as you can get for an e38 and this car is ready to go. It isn't in the best cosmetic condition (the pictures make it look better than it is) but it is clean and comfortable inside. The miles are now up to 74,xxx and I'll be asking $2900.

    If anyone is interested, I'm happy to talk.
    Last edited by Andrew 735i 5sp; 11-18-2018 at 04:14 PM.
    Current
    2003 540i M-Sport 6MT Supercharged
    2001 750iL Sport

    Departed
    2000 528iT M-Sport
    1991 850i 6MT
    ​1991 535i 5psd
    1989 735i 5spd Turbo Project
    1995 740i

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    29
    My Cars
    2004 BMW X3 6-speed
    PM sent.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    83
    My Cars
    looking for e39 bmw
    If still available please email me. Mr_byers@yahoo.com. what does it need now. Can I drive it back to NC?


    Quote Originally Posted by SPF2006 View Post
    PM sent.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Trinity, florida
    Posts
    201
    My Cars
    1984 633Csi,1988 535IS, 2000MRdastr,1973 914 Porsc
    I am very interested also if it has not been sold.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    77
    My Cars
    bmw m5 / m3/740il/535i/z
    Still available?!


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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    29
    My Cars
    2004 BMW X3 6-speed
    I own this car now but am considering letting it go as family needs are changing and we need to replace our aging SUV. Please PM me if interested.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Ar
    Posts
    89
    My Cars
    2005 330xi
    Hey there I'm interested in this vehicle asap man. In the market for similar type , similar price, 90s early 2000 7s series or mid90s 5. PM sent to you


    2005 330xi yeahhhhh buddy

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Columbus Georgia
    Posts
    2
    My Cars
    '99 740il, '02 VW Jetta
    Crazy low milage. Car looks great. Glws!

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