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This is one of those car buying stories collectors love to hear about. They always make for good conversations. The tale of this E32 BMW 7 Series dates back to 1992, the year it was purchased brand new by its original owner, who lived in the UK.
According to the Catawiki auction website, this BMW 7 Series, currently located in Poland, was ordered new 28 years ago from a German dealership by a British gentleman. Buying from outside the UK apparently enabled the car to arrive faster. Unfortunately, it wasn't fast enough. The buyers died suddenly before the 7 Series was delivered. But instead of re-selling it, the German dealership decided to hold onto the car in case any of the man's heirs made claim. That never happened. To its credit, the dealership refused to park the big sedan outdoors and instead stored in a temperature-controlled garage where it remained until 2015 when the current owner took possession.
All told, it has just 482 miles on its clock and still looks brand new. It is literally a time capsule back to the early 90s. There's precisely zero rust on the body, including the undercarriage. The paint job? Nearly perfect as the seller says there are a few "light scratches and age marks."
As for the interior, aside from being a "bit dusty," it's still pristine. Take note of the blue fabric upholstery, one feature you definitely won't find anymore, and plenty of wood trim throughout. The sellers add the radio was never mounted and even the keys show no signs of use.
The listing states this is the 740i model, meaning it's powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V8 with a claimed 282 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission.
The original factory tires, a set of Pirelli P600s, also remain, as do the brake discs and pads. The only negative we can find, which isn't a huge deal but it's something to consider, is that this is a right-hand-drive model. It could be imported to the US, but RHD isn't for everyone.
As of this writing, the reserve hasn't been met yet with two days left until the auction ends. The highest bid, so far, is only 7,805 euros.