This 1986 BMW 735i Sedan is a fine example of a first-generation BMW 7-Series, the car that started BMW's current full-size luxury car competitor. You won't find many of these coming up for sale, as buyers at the time had no idea what the 7-Series would spawn, and while over 285,000 were built, not as many as you'd expect ended up in the United States. Sporting 120,000 miles, this car has done some decent traveling but has plenty of life left to give. It's worth the attention of a BMW fan or car enthusiast.
The straight tan paint job on this 1986 BMW 735i Sedan isn't likely to attract too much attention, but those who recognize it as the trend-setter that it is will pause and give it a long look. We are told that this car sports new tires on new 16-inch wheels with an added spacer, as the wheels are likely from a newer BMW model. At the front, you'll find BMW's iconic kidney grille, albeit much smaller than today's models, and a quartet of headlamps, plus twin foglamps. You can also see the elongated bumpers that were mandated by North American safety norms at the time. Now, it's time to enter the luxurious cabin of this 1986 BMW 735i Sedan and see what the luxury car buyer of 1986 would receive. Quite a bit, actually. There's air conditioning that's reportedly been rebuilt, power adjustable driver and front passenger seats with memory for the driver's seat, power windows, power mirrors, power door locks, a BMW radio cassette head unit, and a trip computer. Rear seat passengers receive their own set of air vents and an additional cigarette lighter, which can be used as a 12v power port too. The driver faces a set of clear analog dials that are a refreshing change from today's psychedelic digital displays and receives a little check panel to the left of the cluster that warns of any light bulbs being out. There's also a dinky stalk to operate the cruise control.
This 1986 BMW 735i Sedan comes with a 3.5-liter in-line six-cylinder engine that was factory rated for 182hp and 214lb-ft when new. It drives the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission that's reportedly received a fluid change, and the engine has received an oil change as well.
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