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Evora goes back mid June, and I'm already eyeballing weekend car replacements. I'm thinking rust prone Italian trash.

But that got me thinking. SS mostly sits. Aside from a trip to Austin in 2020, I probably put 1,000 miles on it in the last year. I'm permanently working from home, and I mused just getting an Alfa, selling the SS and just dealing with it. When I came to my senses, I was thinking of getting a Volt as a run around car, but then I started to find a middle ground.

Two unreliable cars equals one reliable car, right?

H.E. Pennypacker shot me a photo of a clean E38 in his neighborhood. I went to check it out, but it was scruffier in person that I would have liked. After dinner last night, I was randomly surfing FB marketplace for an E38, and I spotted this Sport.

1999 actual Sport package (thanks @Chris_V for great posts about how to tell a real one from an E38 on M Parallels). 94k miles, Cosmos Black on Black. Local Bay Area car since new, no accidents or damage history, clean title.

Ok, I'll shut up. Pictures:









How excited am I to have a daily driver waft machine, with a bit of a hard edge, that reminds me a lot of my E39 540/6 that I miss? Oh about as excited as this TCL'ers pup



My bud is gonna work on the paint, see about a little PDR, and I'll get some hushyshots of it soon.

I do need to sort out the radio. It comes on, but after it's on for about 1 minute, the sound stops. I was playing the digital amp, and in some settings the sound would come back on, but I couldn't adjust the volume. Seems like a crap amp, but I'll check the forums and see if it's a common issue.
 

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MURPH MAN!!!!!! 💖 💖 💖


Congrats on the pick up. My father had a very similar one in the day new. Such a great cruiser.
 
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I think the E38 is the prettiest body style of all the 7-Series built to date. The short wheelbase, V-8 engine (instead of the V-12), and the Sport Package prove that the original owner was knowledgeable about what he (she?) bought. It looks very nice.

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Planters (fasciitis) peanuts. Dang dogg
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Wait...so you're going to just this as your sole car?
Right now I have three cars, but in June I'll be down to just this while I hunt for a GTV.
Hell yes. That is a quality move. Peak golden-era BMW as far as I'm concerned, and one of the best looking sedans every made.
After owning an E39 540/6 for 8 years, I opened the door today, took a whiff of the interior, and thought to myself "hello old friend." I need to find a Startac phone for it before RADwood.
 

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I want one of these with a 6spd swap. congrats man
 
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1. These are so cool.
2. I want to watch The Transporter for the 100th time now.
3. Im looking forward to more quality posts from you about the ownership of such a rad car.
 
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