Lot 442 - 1981 BMW 732i
|Odometer reading||85,788 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,624|
All E23 7 Series models (with the exception of the 745i) were built with the 12-valve M30 six-cylinder engine as used in the older E3 and E9 cars. Although most E23 engines were fuel-injected, two models (the 728 and 730) were available with a Solex four-barrel carburettor until 1979, when they were replaced by the fuel-injected 728i. Early fuel-injected models used the Bosch L-jetronic system while later models used the more advanced digital Bosch Motronic system. The E23 7 series cars were very upscale and sophisticated for their time. They were the first BMWs fitted with service interval indicators, a 'check control' that alerted the driver to various system faults, and complex climate control systems. On-board computers and anti-lock braking system (ABS) were optional on early models but later became standard features. Also, later models (1985-1986) offered an optional driver's air bag. A variety of options included leather upholstery, several types of wood trim, power seats, seat heaters, and power windows and mirrors. Four-speed and five-speed manual gearboxes were available (depending on the year) and an automatic transmission was also available.
This 1981 BMW 732i is fitted with the most desirable five-speed manual gearbox and has had three owners from new, the first keeping the car until 2003 and the second selling the car to the vendor in January 2012 to be used as the hero's car in the 2013 film 'Blood' starring Mark Strong. This is a very good example which runs and drives well; everything on the car is working and has been fully maintained. Finished in black with fawn cloth interior this BMW 732i is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2015, old MoT test certificates and a Handbook and Service book pack. These models of BMW are fast becoming sort after and therefore collectable, a classic car of the future.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.