I've been badgering the one & only owner of a diamondblue metallic 22,000 mile 1986 735i SE which has lived it's entire life in an underground Mayfair garage & been to the BMW dealer once every year to sell me his car. The last time I saw the car it was truly immaculate, almost too good to use.
Every 4 or 5 months I call him to see if he's in the mood to sell. He's been resiting my efforts for going on 7 years.
Dee, looks v. nice but the miles would put me off. I like the colour.
Rare as it is I'm not bothered about leccy rear seats, I'd always be the driver. I'd prefer a car with the switchable transmission the low mileage car has.
I had the German spec 745i turbo, which I loved. The ultimate version to have would be a S. African spec 745i. Came with the same 24 valve engine as the M6, 286 bhp as opposed to the turbo's 250-ish. Either way they're both lovely with buffalo hide seats & door cards, suede headliner, lambswool carpets, burl walnut & just about everything as standard.
Though pretty thin on the ground 745i's do very occasionally pop up on ebay. There's a guy in Ivor near Slough who dabbles in them. He had two the last time I saw him, one of which he was breaking. I nearly bought the buffalo hide seats & door cards even though I had no car to put them in. They were so nice.