I really like the classic BMW body styling. I had 2 different E34s and enjoyed both. One was a 525i auto that was in really good shape, but slow. I decided I wanted to get a faster one, so I bought a 95 540i 6 speed. I did a lot of work to that car, but after the first big round of mods I realized it needed more work than I really wanted to put into it. So, after 3 years it was time to move on which meant it was also time for an E38.
I got lucky with a friend who worked at a small dealer that also wanted my 540 really badly. He started looking for a 750 all over and found this one in SF, CA. 2 owner low mileage car in pretty good condition. That being said it is a 20 year old car and does have some cosmetic issue and typical luxury car issues, ie. the rear sun shade doesn’t go up and down anymore.
The plan for now is to get it cleaned up really well then make a list of issues I want to fix. I’ll organize those into systems so I can start to research and budget. The immediate issue I have to address is the front suspension. Its seen better days so that will all get replaced with OEM parts. That should hopefully ensure I only have to do that one time while I own this car. At the same time I am gonna put it on coil overs. Just something that will lower the car and make it sit just right…for now. I can’t own something this big and cool with out putting it on bags. That is one of my must have vehicles…something bagged.
I only have a few pics right now. As I look over the car I will get more.
She’s nice and long.
Not bad milage for a 21 year old car.
A badge of honor…in 99. Not so much in 2020, but you get the gist.
The glorious V12, which is literally 2 inline sixes put together.
Bye bye, 540. We had a good time and you sounded freakin great.
The drive away. (sheds tear)