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yert315
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CA: 1985 BMW 745i manual

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It pains me to do this... again but here we go. Selling my 1985 BMW 745i. Some may recognize this car. I originally bought it in 2013 from a fellow in running springs CA. Sold to a forum member here (Dolomiti) who put a lot of good work into it. I bought it back from him a few years ago and now it’s back up for grabs. It sits in my garage unused.

$6500 obo

Specifics are as follows:

M106 engine - stock everything
running 6psi 252bhp (stock). All vacuum hoses and lines have been replaced.
Cat has been removed and replaced with dual 2" pipes (how they came from Germany). You will need some "help" from your smog guy because of this. Sebring muffler out back for a little noise.
Factory trunk spoiler installed.
It may need valve stem seals as it occasionally smokes. Possibly turbo seals.

Manual Conversion:
G265 2-piece transmission, very strong.
Resurfaced flywheel.
SPEC stage 2 clutch. Stiff pedal, but holds nicely. Good for daily driving. This setup has about 5-10k miles on it.
Bailey Motorsport Bypass valve routed to intake boot.
M3 shifter conversion.
short shift lever.
2.93LSD

Interior:
Executive package
Water buffalo leather. Front seats are Konig 2000 that I pulled from a 1970’s Porsche. They look nice but need proper mounting brackets. They are in there, but sit really low.
Alpine steering wheel
Cruise control does not work.
rear armrest with radio controls (not hooked up).
Dash has cracks, like many BMWs of this vintage.
Rear sun shade
Factory first aid kit in the trunk.
TRX spare wheel/tire

Custom coilover setup utilizing CEIKA coils. Front strut housings are sectioned 2" with shortened struts.

Magnetic boost control valve is upgraded to a volvo unit for Better turbo response. I paired this with 3 ports on the wastegate plugged for quicker spool up.


M Parallel wheels powder coated in a dark metallic green. They look nice. They rub occasionally but not bad.

BBS front spoiler

The car all around:
Drives great with no shaking or bad vibrations. Engine revs up smooth and does not hiccup under boost. Vacuum at idle is at 18-20hg (solid, no vac leaks). HVAC system works and a/c is functional! Heater does work. Started showing signs of worn turbo seals -- good escuse to upgrade the turbo wheel. ABS light is on. I believe it’s a wheel speed sensor but I never really cared to fix it. Sunroof guide broken. Windshield is cracked. It was repainted by PO somewhat poorly. May be able to come back with some color correction (wetland, buff, etc). Originally Diamondshwarz. This car is not a show car. Good project while you drive it car.

Autocheck is a bit spotty. Shows over 300k miles since 2001. Not sure if this is accurate based on the amount this car has driven since then (~15k in 12 years). Only issues from autocheck are failed emissions tests in 2005 and 2007. Odometer is indicated 344k miles but is broken. I performed a valve adjustment this past week and the engine looks to be absolutely spotless. Looks more like a 100k engine than a 300k.

Rust: none to speak of. Surface rust showing where the fenders were rolled and paint cracked from wheels rubbing. Spare key included. Turn-key and go. I have driven this car to San Diego and back multiple times without issue. Wouldn't hesitate to get in and drive anywhere!

Tags are from August. Can get current with smog if it stays in CA. I hope it does because it will never come back if it leaves the state.

Walk around video:

https://flic.kr/p/2koJrYE

Link to pictures:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/141101246@N02/tuD6a0
Last edited by yert315 on Jan 03, 2021 11:39 PM, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: CA: 1985 BMW 745i manual

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Price?
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That's a super nice vehicle!
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cek wrote: Jan 03, 2021 9:27 PMPrice?
Sorry about that, I’ve updated the original post!
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Re: CA: 1985 BMW 745i manual

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Seems very steep for an e23 which has that many miles, needs a turbo rebuild, and has been purposefully made to be unable to pass smog in CA. :shock:
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duggi wrote: Jan 04, 2021 10:57 AM Seems very steep for an e23 which has that many miles, needs a turbo rebuild, and has been purposefully made to be unable to pass smog in CA. :shock:
Thanks for your concern
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sending pm
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awesome !!
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