BMW E23 745i Turbo /// Rare /// Deposit Taken - Similar Required
A superb and rare example, Executive spec and just 70k miles from new.
DEPOSIT TAKEN - SIMILAR REQUIRED /// Please get in contact if you are thinking of selling a similar classic car - we'll even collect it FREE OF CHARGE!
We are always looking for high quality, low mileage classic cars with good service history from the early 1970s to the 2000s. If you are looking to take the hassle out of selling your car privately then please don't hesitate to get in contact. We offer a professional and friendly service with two different sales options detailed below...
SALE OR RETURN – This option achieves the best possible price for your car and removes the hassle of having to prepare, advertise, arrange viewings and organise payment with potential buyers. You can rest assured that your car will be pampered in our heated indoor showroom and kept in safe hands during the process.
OUTRIGHT PURCHASE – This is a quick and easy way to sell your car. The funds will be securely transferred the same day to your designated bank account.
Bronzite Beige Metallic paintwork, Decorative stripes in satin black, Rear spoiler, Executive Nutria Buffalo Leather interior, Walnut burl inlays, Three-spoke Sports steering wheel in black Nappa leather (380mm), Blaupunkt Montreux RCR30 cassette radio with security key cards, Six-speaker BMW sound system, Limited slip differential (25%), Electric glass sunroof with sunblind, Heated and electrically adjustable front seats, Driver’s seat memory, Front seat arm rests, Rear central armrest, Rear head restraints, Air conditioning, Cruise control, Electric windows front and rear, Electrically adjustable door mirrors, Rear window sunblind, Service interval display (SI), Tachometer with integrated fuel consumption display, Check-Control with active display and central indicator light in the instrument cluster, On-board computer, Headlight wash/wipe with intensive cleaning, Electric aerial, Original Golden Gate tailored overmats, BMW first aid kind (unopened), Complete BMW tool kit, Spare wheel, Original bill of sale.
This rare 745i Turbo presents beautifully in Bronzite Beige Metallic, a fantastic period colour that’s still accented by original pinstripes along the car’s low waistline. The paintwork is wonderfully bright throughout and for the most part original, showing remarkably few signs of age upon close inspection. The panels are nice and straight along both sides and the brightwork all round retains an excellent mirror shine.
At the front of the car there are just a handful of discreet stonechips to be found but pleasingly the headlights remain undamaged and moisture-free; the same is true of the rear light clusters. Elsewhere, the plentiful rubber and plastic trims have worn well and still retain a smart satin finish. Rear spoilers of this era have a tendency to sustain damage or perish but that’s not the case here, with this example remaining in excellent supple condition.
As an Executive specification 745i the interior boasts stunning Nutria Buffalo hide adorning almost every panel. The upholstery presents in amazing condition having aged beautifully with no damage to speak of. The distinctively grained leather is accented with immaculate satin walnut inlays laced throughout the cabin. Commonly worn items such as the steering wheel and armrests are in excellent condition, and the dash is pleasingly free from any sun damage or cracking.
In the footwells you’ll find pristine carpets still protected by the dealer-supplied overmats. Better still, the rear seats show almost no signs of use and lowering the central armrest reveals the original BMW first aid kit, which is unopened. The boot area is also remarkably clean, with no wear or marking to any of the grey carpet.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
What really makes the 745i so special is its 3.4-litre turbocharged M106 straight six; it was the last turbocharged petrol BMW until the twin-turbo 335i was introduced in 2006. The engine bay of this example presents to a great standard and is free from any signs of damage, poor repair or modification.
Since arriving at 4 Star the car has been treated to a fresh service, new battery, and full turbo rebuild, totaling close to £2,500. The transmission has also been reconditioned at a cost of over £1,100. The E23 now drives reassuringly well, shifting smoothly through the gears before erupting with a ferocious surge of acceleration at higher revs.
WHEELS, TYRES AND BRAKES
The E23 sits on its original 390mm forged alloys, all in great shape. With only the lightest of marking to report, the wheels look fantastic wrapped in period-correct Avon Turbospeed rubber. The tyres are showing signs of age but have recently passed an MOT inspection; we would recommend a new set if the car is put into regular use. Brake-wise, the front calipers have just been completely overhauled with all new pads and discs fitted at each corner for the new keeper’s piece of mind.
This rare E23 was first registered in April 1987. The 745i Turbo was produced for the European market in left-hand drive only, and this particular one was sold through Titan Garage in Zürich, Switzerland. The original bill of sale is still present and shows the car to have cost CHF 64,500 when new.
Since arriving at 4 Star the 7-Series has undergone a light mechanical re-commissioning totaling in excess of £5,400. The work included a complete brake overhaul, reconditioning of the turbo and transmission, a full service, inspection, and MOT (valid until March 2020). The car is accompanied by a great service history stamped up to the current mileage in the original maintenance booklet. The History File is complete with the original Swiss bill of sale and E23 sales brochure.
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- LayoutFront Engined
- Power 252 bhp
- Top speed 144 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 7.9 s
- Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Body typeSaloon
- Previous owners4
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