26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 28

1997 BMW 750i Saloon
1 of just 412 RHD cars made

Sold for £7,650

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: R994 DWX
Chassis No: WBAGG22090DG70223
MOT: February 2024

  • Finished in Biarritz Blue Metallic with Grey Nappa leather upholstery
  • First registered as 'H1 JCT' and thought to have been allocated to a member of senior management
  • Current (second) registered keeper since February 1998
  • 'Full Service History' with fifteen stamps (predominantly main dealer) and said to be in 'excellent overall' condition
  • Sought after E38 generation 7-Series of the kind featured in 'Tomorrow Never Dies', 'The Transporter' and 'The Game'
  • 5.4 litre V12 engine shared with the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

Launched in 1994, the third (E38) generation of BMW’s luxurious 7-Series could be had with a choice of straight-six, V8 and V12 engines and in short (i), long (iL) and limousine (L7) wheelbase lengths. Sportier than its Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ rivals, the 7-Series enjoyed starring roles in such iconic films as ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ (with Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007), ‘The Transporter’ and ‘The Game’. Undoubted flagship, the 750i shared its 5.4 litre V12 engine and five-speed automatic transmission with the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph (the Crewe concern being owned by BMW at the time). With some 322bhp / 361lbft of torque on tap, the model was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 6.6 seconds and 155mph (limited). Although, such performance did not compromise the five-seater’s impressive refinement and luxury.

According to the E38 Registry, chassis 70223 is one of just 299 pre-facelift 750i cars completed to right-hand drive specification. First registered as ‘H1 JCT’ and thought to have been initially allocated to a member of senior management, the flagship saloon was acquired by its current (second) keeper from Almondsbury BMW of Huddersfield on 6th February 1998. Finished in the handsome combination of Biarritz Blue Metallic with Grey Nappa leather upholstery, the five-seater received the most recent of its fifteen services at 118,932 miles (a mere 600 miles or so ago). Perhaps unsurprisingly given its ‘full service history’ with main dealers contributing eleven stamps, the 750i was granted a ‘no advisories’ pass when last submitted for MOT testing during February 2023. Worthy of close inspection, ‘R944 DWX’ is variously described by the vendor as being in ‘very good (no known faults)’ (engine, transmission, electrical equipment), ‘excellent’ (paintwork) or ‘immaculate’ (bodywork, interior trim) condition. Riding on 18-inch M-Sport staggered twin blade alloy wheels, the BMW also features Shadow Line trim, fine wood veneers, double glazing, electrically adjustable seats and a glass sunroof. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, original book pack and sundry paperwork.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

Established in 1993, H&H has sold some of the world's most significant motorcars and motorcycles over the past 30 years. Trusted by over 75,000 clients worldwide, we are the longest established auction house of our kind in Europe. 

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