Purchase Price £5000
E32 730i Manual · Cirrus Blau · 123k
Of all the E32 production only an estimated 59,222 of 311,045 worldwide were produced with a manual gearbox. When you consider how many of these cars have met their end through the scrappage scheme and as donors for gearbox and engine conversions (In 2007 I bought a whole 735i E32 for £50) you begin to realise quite how staggeringly special this car is.
The car has undergone some minor restorative work, with the interior refreshed before fitting a set of 15 inch period correct BBS alloy wheels and fresh tyres. The bodywork is in excellent condition throughout, as is the blue pinstripe cloth interior which is reminiscent of a banker's suit. This is a very clean and original example of BMW's 80's opulence and we have simply performed some paint correction on the car in places to bring those areas up to the magnificent standard of the rest of the car.
Mechanically it is superb and has been very well cared for. There is a large folder of history for the car including original sales brochures, receipts for work done and all its early history printed out on one BMW main dealer dot matrix paper. Being a 3 litre straight 6 M30B30 which was the most fuel efficient of the range and in this case coupled to the manual gearbox, makes this E32 surprisingly economical for such a luxurious vehicle and makes it a fantastic daily driver commuter or long distance cruiser.
This is without doubt one of the nicest E32’s I have ever had come through my hands. It drives faultlessly, performs effortlessly and feels tight and unmolested. This is a car that we sourced and sold in 2018 for a customer and he has been tempted out of it by another of our cars. We have continued to look after the car during his ownership having recently had both its upper and lower timing chain cover gaskets replaced, new axle carrier bushes and front drop links. It has been maintained with a preventative attitude ensuring its reliability and condition, has been barraged almost all of its life and mostly used for long distance trips with its last owner making regular trips to Europe. As this is such an unusual opportunity to acquire a manual E32, anyone who is interested in acquiring this car should waste no time in coming forward. This is an opportunity not to be repeated in a hurry.