Bought this 1998 740i Individual. It was the personal car of a dealer in Somerset.
The car is in great condition and has only done 1k miles in the last year. Very lucky to have found it. A very different beast to my 750i and sounds much better.
Averaged 29.7mpg on the 4hr drive home to Yorkshire - allowing for a 10% error I was impressed with this.
Its the pre vanos version without the dreaded plastic timing chain guides.
Amazingly everything works incl the old wired phone and no pixels are out. New suspension and brakes all round makes for a tight, refined V8. The interior is the highlight and in unmarked condition.
These cars really are special and I feel privileged to own...
well after years of struggling i have decided to bite the bullet and buy an extra long hose for the pressure washer from Q Washers on e bay
my Nilfisk came with a 5 metre hose and as the car is over 5 metres long i have been dragging the pressure washer around the car as i go but this is a pain in the butt so i thought i would go for a new long hose, now with a bit of luck the pressure washer will sit by the tap at the back door and i will be able to get the hose all around the car without having to drag the washer with me
I was away for a couple of days last weekend and when I jumped in the car to head for work on Tuesday the battery was completely flat.
The roadside assist chap arrived fairly quickly to get me going again and noted that a couple of faults had been recorded and suggested that a dealer visit would be in order.
To cut a long story short, the problem turned out to be the dash cam, which hadn't turned itself off when it was supposed to. I have the BMW camera which was fitted by the supplying dealer, my local dealer checked the installation and it had indeed been carried out in accordance with the BMW fitting instructions.
Following discussions with Germany (I guess) it transpires that the instructions were in fact incorrect for this model and I had the dubious honour of being the first person anywhere to experience this issue, although probably not the last.
Anyway, car is now repaired and I'll be getting it back later.