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Old Today, 11:34 AM
TreeHouse44 TreeHouse44 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 740iL
New BMW Owner, Houston

Good Afternoon, Everyone! New to the forum here and to the BMW world. I belong to many other forums ranging from Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, to Firearms, Horses, Classic Cars, Guitars and Boats, so I'm looking forward to being a part of your community and hope I'll someday be able to answer as many questions for some Newbe as I'm about to ask as one myself.

So... Last week, I came across a deal I couldn't pass up on a Champagne colored 1998 740iL. Cost me $700. The car was owned by a friend's mother who passed away a few months ago. The car has been sitting for quite some time and had fallen into a fairly healthy state of disrepair. My friend's mom did not take great care of the vehicle, but so far as I'm able to tell, such lack of care mostly included cosmetic items. At first, however, it ran like it had spent fifty years in a field somewhere, but the replacement of the battery revealed quite the opposite, thankfully.

I have now completed a thorough detailing of the car and to my surprise, she now looks (and drives) extremely nice. I still need to replace the passenger side corner bumper trim and the trim strips on the driver's side front and rear door due to a side-swipe incident. The rear driver's side door had two large laterally located dents in the front and rear of the door centered over the trim strip. There was some black paint left behind that buffed out without a problem and I was able to pop the dents out to a tolerable degree, but they still need further attention. Wish I had taken "Before and After" photos, but will post the final results when I finish that job.

Anyway, I have never really wanted to own a BMW, mainly due to the fact that I'm more of an outdoorsman type, Along the way, however, I've truly admired a few of their designs and have always considered BMW to have some of the more talented designers in the business. Back in 1999, a good friend purchased an E38 and I've thought that style is among the finest looking cars ever to roll down the road, so when I came across the one now sitting in my driveway, I figured I'd take a chance. So far, I'm glad I did.

I look forward to being an active member of your forum.
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TreeHouse44 TreeHouse44 is offline
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