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post #11 of 534 Old 23rd August 2016, 04:08 AM
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Good call. Because tan - oh the horror !


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If it wasn't going to be made caramel and black, the tan in this car is actually quite lovely. It's so soft and new feeling. That being said, the sand color on the dash and door card tops is just awful.

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Ya I hate that. I don't mind tan or a darker brown on the seats but I like the carpet and trim especially the dash to be black.


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Ya I hate that. I don't mind tan or a darker brown on the seats but I like the carpet and trim especially the dash to be black.


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Agreed. I feel somewhat bad about it but it's also boring as is to me.. I would feel really bad had I paid more than the $7k I spent on it.
Wow, $7K?? One-owner, 38K miles...what am I missing??

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There is a 2001 iL local to me with 68K original miles going for similar pricing. Sport. Looks mint. It's very tempting !!


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There is a 2001 iL local to me with 68K original miles going for similar pricing. Sport. Looks mint. It's very tempting !!


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Do it! (Easy for me to say, but it does sound good, pending due diligence, PPI, etc.). The E38, especially in sport trim, is an overlooked gem. Perhaps your plans outlined my previous thread are going to be rocked!

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Do it! (Easy for me to say, but it does sound good, pending due diligence, PPI, etc.). The E38, especially in sport trim, is an overlooked gem. Perhaps your plans outlined my previous thread are going to be rocked!

Well yes - problem is I have 4 cars. I guess really 6 if you count kids cars. Ok I own those but those don't count. Still 4 cars for 2 drivers. And 3 garage spaces. And when the kids are home it gets crowded enough. I'd love to have an E38 for road trips but half the time we have to take the truck since a kid is moving somewhere or needs furniture or something. Anyway - suffice to say it's not in the cards at least for the time being !


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Well yes - problem is I have 4 cars. I guess really 6 if you count kids cars. Ok I own those but those don't count. Still 4 cars for 2 drivers. And 3 garage spaces. And when the kids are home it gets crowded enough. I'd love to have an E38 for road trips but half the time we have to take the truck since a kid is moving somewhere or needs furniture or something. Anyway - suffice to say it's not in the cards at least for the time being !


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Paul, Your comment about the E38 HVAC is accurate in my experience. My father purchased one new, a 1996 740iL, that you might recall I helped him sell a couple of years ago. He had it for 18 years, and I drove it a good amount -- actually took it on a long road trip back in 1998 with my wife and kids up to Canada and back over two weeks. It was an amazing vehicle for that trip back then. Anyway, I've found the blower on the E38 makes a lot of noise but moves far, far less air volume than the E39, so it's never a nice comparison to get out of an E39 and try to cool an E38 that's been sitting in the sun on a 95F day. Hey, did you get a 2-post lift for your garage?

Brandon, you've stumbled upon a car that simply soon (maybe now after your purchase!) will not be found anymore. Good job! It looks fantastic and just needs minor cosmetics it appears. What an incredible platform to start with for an S62 project. Congrats! Looking forward to the build progress.

S62-powered E38s are really sweet cars. I'm reminded of when Paul was up here maybe 18 months back with his, and we got into a bit of duel getting onto the Interstate (I was in the M5) while we had a pristine E36 M3 sedan following us for a good ways after C&C. We took off and left him in the dust, and then he pulls up to me at the exit ramp stoplight asking "what in the **** was in that 740i???" He was astounded at the how fast the Paul's 740i opened up the gap on his car.

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Paul, Your comment about the E38 HVAC is accurate in my experience. My father purchased one new, a 1996 740iL, that you might recall I helped him sell a couple of years ago. He had it for 18 years, and I drove it a good amount -- actually took it on a long road trip back in 1998 with my wife and kids up to Canada and back over two weeks. It was an amazing vehicle for that trip back then. Anyway, I've found the blower on the E38 makes a lot of noise but moves far, far less air volume than the E39, so it's never a nice comparison to get out of an E39 and try to cool an E38 that's been sitting in the sun on a 95F day. Hey, did you get a 2-post lift for your garage?

Brandon, you've stumbled upon a car that simply soon (maybe now after your purchase!) will not be found anymore. Good job! It looks fantastic and just needs minor cosmetics it appears. What an incredible platform to start with for an S62 project. Congrats! Looking forward to the build progress.

S62-powered E38s are really sweet cars. I'm reminded of when Paul was up here maybe 18 months back with his, and we got into a bit of duel getting onto the Interstate (I was in the M5) while we had a pristine E36 M3 sedan following us for a good ways after C&C. We took off and left him in the dust, and then he pulls up to me at the exit ramp stoplight asking "what in the **** was in that 740i???" He was astounded at the how fast the Paul's 740i opened up the gap on his car.

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That lift was at Brandon's friend's shop in FL, before it was loaded on the truck to get to me. I wish I had a lift though. I guess I'll just need to keep bugging Brian to use his .

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