BMW E38 7 SERIES 740 4.4 V8


Vehicle Details





Here at Old Colonel Cars, we are lucky to have an absolutely superb, very low mileage BMW E38 7 Series. This June 1997 example is the more sought after, 740 4.4 V8, and has covered only 28,000 miles from new. Originally supplied into Japan, this car was perfectly cared for and maintained. It was then imported into the UK in January 2018. These E38’s look so good now and this one is stunning condition throughout. A highly specified car that has recently benefited from a very expensive upgrade to stereo / sat nav system, whilst fitting in perfectly with the interior. Now this car benefits from all the Bluetooth connections / Phone connections, up to date Sat Nav, Wifi internet, even has a reversing camera. This car drives and performs like new, such a well built, good looking car, and ideal modern classic to enjoy.


Transmission – Automatic
Colour – Orient-blue (317)
Interior – Leather Montana/Grey (N6TT)
S441 Smoker Package
S415 Sun-Blind, Rear
S459 Seat Adjustment, Electric, With Memory
S494 Seat Heating Driver/Passenger
S401 Lift-Up-And-Slide-Back Sunroof, Electric
S430 Interior/Outside Mirror With Auto Dip
S488 Lumbar Support, Driver And Passenger
S431 Interior Mirror With Automatic-Dip
S428 Warning Triangle And First Aid Kit
S473 Armrest Front
S496 Seat Heating, Rear
S423 Floor Mats Velours
S438 Fine Wood Trim
Driver Assistance And Lightning
S500 Headl.Washer System/Intensive Cleaning
S534 Automatic Air Conditioning
S555 On-Board Computer V With Remote Control
Wheels And Drive
S202 Steptronic
S223 Electronic Damper Control (EDC)
S216 Hydro Steering-Servotronic
S214 Automatic Stability Control (ASC+T)
S245 Steering Wheel Column Adjustment,Electr.
S260 Side Airbag For Driver/Passenger
Environment And Safety
S354 Windscreen, Green-Tinted Upper Strip
S826 Fahrwerk In Exportabstimmung
S818 Battery Master Switch
S845 Acoustic Fasten Seat Belt Reminder
S806 Third Stoplamp
S875 Infrared Remote Control

Bodywork / Interior / Wheels etc

Finished in Orient Blue metallic, this paintwork has a deep all over shine, a completely solid car throughout. Obviously coming from Japan and being looked after by enthusiasts in the UK, there is no rust.

As you would expect for such a low mileage car, the interior is amazing, unworn extra quality leather throughout, deep pile carpets protected from new by 2 sets of BMW overmats. It really has a sense of quality throughout, a very special car to enjoy.

The 18 Inch BMW alloys are all in immaculate condition and fitted with matching tyres.

Engine / Gearbox / Alloys

The 4.4 V8 sounds and performs perfectly. Plenty of power and very responsive.

The automatic / sequential gearbox again performs perfectly. It features a Sport and Sequential mode.

You will be surprised how well this car responds. Put the gearbox in Sport mode, switch the suspension to Sport mode (fitted with very rare EDC option) and you can really push this car, considering its such a large, well appointed saloon,


This car benefits from full service history. We have all the original manuals, an original Japan service book, a fully stamped UK service book, a folder of old MOT’s and old Service receipts, HPI clear certificate including mileage verification. It also comes with all the original keys, including the rare plastic valet key.


Mot’d until October 2021 (No advisories), last serviced at 27,900 miles.

The E38 was from one of the best era’s for BMW. At this time they produced these E38’s, the E39’s and E46’s. Many of our customers come back from later models, with the common view that these were the high point for BMW. We have customers always looking for low mileage example from this period. This lovely example has the perfect spec and is ready to be enjoyed now. An excellent example throughout.

Major Service History



Work Completed

BMW Japan
BMW Japan
Troyan Motors
Oil Service
Westech Cars - BMW Specialist
Brake Fluid
Man 2 Automotive
Diff / Gearbox Oil
Westech Cars - BMW Specialist
Inspection I Service
Westech Cars - BMW Specialist
Control Arms / Drop links
Wastech Cars - BMW Spcialist
Oil Service

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