€ 23.500 | 1981 | Gasoline
1981 BMW E23 735i – Manual 5-speed
Early E23 7-series ‘Blechnase’ with 3,5 Liter and 5-speed -a very quick car.
- Italian-delivered 735i
- 060 Polaris Silver
- 218 HP ‘M90’ 3,5L
- 5-speed Overdrive
- Blue velours
- 88.496 kilometers / 55k miles
- Beautiful Paint & Body
- Original interior
- Never welded – Superb underside
- Very rare BMW
- Major service done!
- Working A/C
’81 735i 5-speed – Euro 7-series – M90
This BMW 735i is an early, pre-facelift 7-series. The original model as Paul Bracq meant it. As the german call it: Blechnase – Metalnose. Because of the kidneys are placed within the metal nose of the car. The later E23’s had plastic grilles and kidneys. The 7-series came to market in 1977 – what a futuristic design and experience it must have been in the late 70’s. In 1979 the 735i came to market with the 3,5L M90/M30 engine – what a driving experience. This engine is quite famous for its Motorsport heritage and 93mm bore. It’s true what people write, it’s a very quick car indeed.
This very 735i is a 1980 735i with the Manual 5-speed. In my eyes the most fun to drive 7-series. The car was built by BMW In Bavaria and spec’d in 060 Polaris Silver over a Blue Velours interior. The car has no sunroof, comes with a working A/C, has 4 electric windows and check-control. Sold new in Italy and has been in the province of Novara near Milan in Northern Italy. Mr. Godio from Borgomanero has owned the car for a long time. Last year we have imported the car directly from the last owner in Italy and got the car to Oldenzaal.
The car led its life in sunny Italy, what we’ve found is a very original, survivor 735i. That means: Not restored, an original body. Rust-free and never been welded on. The body is very straight and shows no signs of repairs. It has it’s original front fenders, original doors and panels. The outside of the car has been repainted years ago and this was carried out very well. Green-tinted windows with BMW engravings, nice chrome bumpers, grilles and kidneys. The head- and taillights are clear and in great condition.The engine-bay, trunk and insides of the doors are in their factory Polaris paint. The jambs and insides of the doors are nice and original – rust-free.
The engine-bay shows very original. Original stickers and coatings. It houses the matching numbers 3,5L engine.
The same goes for the trunk with a complete set of tools and original mats. The car does not show any rust and the undercarriage is exceptionally clean and solid. It doesnt show any trace of welding done. Beautiful original sills, jack-points and all original floors. The wheel housings in body color and the floors in primer, as it should be.
The interior is beautiful. Great 80’s design with a driver-focused layout – very typical for 80’s BMW’s. An amazing time-capsule! It’s all original and unrestored. A nice crack-free dashboard, perfect headliner and original carpets – only 88.000 kilometers / 55k miles. Nice original blue velours cloth on the seats and rear-seat. This cabin has grown old as whole, not repaired or restored. A nice 4-spoke leather steering wheel and shiftknob. The wood-accents are in beautiful condition. The car has a factory A/C that works nicely. The system has been converted to R134a and works as it should.
The car drives lovely! The torque and power of the M90 engine still amazes in 2022. Combined with a manual 5-speed and 205-width tires it really feels like a ‘hotrod’. Precise steering and lovely suspension and roadholding. We have performed a big service to make this car work as it should. In short the following has been done:
- A/C System serviced and converted to modern R134a gas, new drier, flushed system
- Engine oil + Filter
- Valve adjustment
- Sparkplug leads
- Cap + Rotor
- Fuel filter
- Exhaust system replaced
- Battery mount
- Front shock absorbers
- Brakehoses front
- Viscous coupling
- Windscreen wipers
- Brake accumulator sphere
Beautiful collector-quality E23 735i in beautiful condition. Unrestored, rust-free with a fantastic undercarriage
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