1988 BMW 750i LWB
Lot 359
1988 BMW 750i LWB Saloon Chassis no. WBAGC820804372192 Engine no. 60764268
Sold for £575 (US$ 983) inc. premium
Lot Details
1988 BMW 750i LWB Saloon
Registration no. E160 LYR
Chassis no. WBAGC820804372192
Engine no. 60764268

Footnotes

  • BMW joined battle with rivals Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar with the launch of its 7-Series luxury saloons in 1977. Replacements for the 2500 and 2800, the newcomers continued to use BMW's familiar overhead-camshaft six-cylinder engine in capacities ranging from 2.8 to 3.5 litres. Most left the Munich factory with four-speed automatic transmission though there was the option of a five-speed manual 'box on some models. Running gear followed BMW's well-established pattern for its larger models, comprising all-independent suspension and disc brakes all round. Equipment levels were of the highest order and in addition to the standard range there were special high-performance versions created by factory-linked race team and tuning firm Alpina. In 1986 the 7-Series was restyled, updated and rationalised, re-emerging as an even stronger competitor for the S-Class Mercedes-Benz. At first there were only two engines available, of 3.0 and 3.5 litres capacity, and then in 1987 BMW introduced its new 5.0 litre V12 on the flagship 750i. For all their luxury and refinement these new 7-Series cars remained true to their maker's sporting traditions, providing the enthusiastic owner-driver with a richly rewarding experience when asked to get a move on.
    First registered on 23rd February 1988, this 750i saloon has had only one owner, having been supplied new to Gabriel Holding Ltd for the use of one of the company's executives. We are advised that the service book has been lost but it is known that GH Ltd was using BMW Park Lane and BMW Holland Park for routine servicing. There are 14 related invoices on file covering the period 2nd February 1995 (at 64,451 miles) to 8th April 2011 (137,955 miles). The current mileage (19th October 2011) is 137,977 miles. Finished in Dolphin Grey with Buffalo leather interior, this iconic modern BMW comes with the aforementioned invoices, original bill of sale, current road fund licence, MoT to 21st January 2012 and Swansea V5C registration document. No reserve.
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