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Hey just found this forum on Google and decided since I am on many other forums for my subys I'd join for my BMW now. I got a 1997 760il. Looks great and runs amazing. It has the red leather package from the dealer and every option you can imagine. I have some pictures but they are not very good I will get some better ones for here.
 

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760il 1997 there's only one 760 e38 model I know of and thats the Alpina, are you sure its a 760 and not a 750,you may possibly have the only Alpina import in the U.S, some pics would be great....

The E38 generation (1994–2001) had a five-speed automatic. The engine variants in Europe were 725tds, 728i, 730i, 730d, 735i, 740i (4.0 and 4.4 L), 740d and 750i (with a 5.4 L V12 322 bhp (240 kW; 326 PS) engine, as was used in the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph).

In the Americas, the models were sold as the 740i, 740iL and 750iL. The 740i and 740iL shared the same 4.0 L V8 engine in model year 1995, but the next year the V8 grew to 4.4L while stated power stayed at 282 hp (210 kW), though torque grew from 295 to 310 lb·ft (400 to 420 N·m). Then again coinciding with the 1999 facelift, the V8's power again stayed the same but now torque grew further to 324lb-ft, due to new variable valve timing. The 740iL is essentially a long-wheelbase 740i (hence the "L" in the model name). The considerably rarer 5.4 L V12-powered 750iL was only available as a long-body; there was no E38 750i in the US lineup. The 750iL was BMW's flagship sedan.
 

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Hey totally think you might be right in saying its a 750il. Sorry got mixed up with something else. New to BMWs, my knowledge is all Subaru. Pics up soon from my long drive this weekend.
 

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So now my thread looks like crap. Oh well. Anyway I can edit it and change my username too. Kinda looks retarded
 

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I wouldnt worry, it will soon be lost in the archives.......
 

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Beautiful, you must be really proud of it. I would love a 2001 E38 some day for an everyday family car for running around town with however many it ends up being. Welcome to the Werkz!
 

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Wow. what a nice car. I am not a fan of red interior but that is gorgeous. That must have been a special order or something. I have never seen a bmw with that color combo. Very sharp and luxurious. It's like a surprise after seeing the blue exterior. Enjoy it.
 

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Ya it is weird but you think you dont like it but once you drive it and look at it all the time it grows on you and anything else is boring. It was a 4k option added
 

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What's the cool history, and the things that need to be done to finish it off? It looks like it is in really good shape. Who would buy such a great car and then not drive it more 2000 miles a year?

At first glance it looks very similar in color to mine, is yours Sapphire Blue with Gold Pearl?
 

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It was bought in 97 by a member of the yakuza (head to toe tats) for his wife and she never drove. I am the third owner basically you have to count my buddy who got and drove it out from Connecticut. He owned it for like three months. Next thing I need is tail lights. I like the Euro ones smoked. I am not sure on the color though. Might be the gold pearl.
 
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