2001 BMW 728i Sport (E38)

Cool and sporting late model facelift E38 generation 7-series in desirable Sport spec with sharp retro looks and prime comfort

Supplied new in November 2001 this late model E38 generation 7-series comes to us in desirable 728i Sport specification and is finished in Titan Silver, riding on a set of AC Schnitzer style 19” alloy wheels, freshly refurbished which we think, really set the car off a treat combined with the discreet bodykit and factory lowered suspension of the Sport model.

Under the bonnet, as a late model, face-lift version we find the TU (Technical Update) version of BMW’s legendary M52 2.8-litre straight-six petrol engine featuring variable valve-timing on both camshafts (double Vanos) which develops 190bhp and 280NM of torque driving the rear wheels via five-speed automatic/tiptronic transmission with Sport mode.

Inside this short-wheel base example we find extensive black leather covering many surfaces including the doors, Sport spec seats with electric adjustment and driver memory, dual zone automatic climate control with AC, parking sensors, cup holders, sliding arm rest, front fog lights, OBC (on-board computer), cruise control, multi-function steering wheel, rear ventilation, walnut trim, black head-lining (Sport spec) and original radio/cassette player with boot mounted CD changer. 

We did note some of the orange pixels have suffered with time on the radio display (see picture) which is very common for BMW’s of this era although the radio still works as it should. This example also features privacy glass and rear entertainment, with a pair of TFT screens built into the front head restraints for rear passengers to enjoy and DVD module in the boot with remote control (present).

In the boot, we find an inflator canister and original tool kit with some spare wheel nuts (it’s had new wheel nuts) and original locking wheel nuts.

The history file for this late model car (production reputedly finished in July 2001) includes the V5C revealing six former keepers, the owner’s pack & service book recording 12 stamps, the last in October 2021 at 131,802 miles (currently showing 132,468 miles), a selection of invoices including some recent spend on a service kit, rocker cover gasket, suspension arm bush, thermostat housing, track rod end, welding to NS and OS inner sill and other historic bills for parts and maintenance dating back to 2005 at 65,352 miles.

In addition, we also find the current MOT valid until September 2022 recording just one minor advisory. Ready to enjoy and looking very smart this is one, Sporting and comfortable cool retro-ride to rock around in.

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com

Reg No: SM51AHX
Chassis Number: WBAGE42000DL78913
Engine Number: 33052459
Engine Size: 2793
Docs: V5C; copy old V5C; owner's pack & service book with 12 stamps inc. PDI; invoices; MOT Sept-22 with 1 advisory

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £3,000-5,000

Lot 19

Lot ended

Thursday 12/05/2022

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