Lot 424 - 1998 BMW 740i
|Odometer reading||132,800 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,120|
The first car that BMW successfully produced and the car which launched BMW on the road to automobile production was the Dixi, based on the Austin 7 and licensed from the Austin Motor Company in Birmingham, England. The circular blue and white BMW logo or roundel, evolved from the circular Rap Motorenwerke Company logo from which the BMW Company grew, combined with the blue and white colours of the flag of Bavaria. The logo was portrayed as the movement of an aircraft propeller with the white blades cutting through a blue sky, first used in a BMW advertisement in 1929, twelve years after the roundel was created. The BMW E38 model was the basis for the 1995 to 2001 BMW 7 Series. In early 1988, development began on the third generation 7-series codenamed 'Entwicklung 99'. During 1991, the final production design for the new 7-series was approved by the board, some 36 months ahead of production. Manufacturing started on 17th February 1994 on pre-production variants with full production commencing in the second half of the year.
This BMW 740i is finished in blue with grey leather trim. This is a high specification car with automatic transmission, electric seats, air conditioning, television (analogue), a sunroof and alloy wheels and drives well with no known faults. Supplied with a V5 registration document showing two former keepers, an MoT test certificate valid until 5th February 2015 and the original literature pack, this BMW could prove to be a bargain.
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