I had the 750i delivered yesterday. After looking initially for a 740i I came across this lovely example thanks to Slim Boy Fat. The car was based in Northern Ireland and after much consideration and great advice from fellow BMWLanders I decided to take the plunge into V12 ownership The car arrived on a 60ft transporter, which was so big it couldn't even get into the street so was offloaded around the corner. It was filthy, having endured a lengthy trip on a ferry and from Liverpool to West Yorkshire. The first thing was to get it properly cleaned up, so I picked up a set of essentials to start the work on making it mine... Autoglym shampoo & Autoglym Surface Detailing Clay Kit containing a clay bar, rapid deailer and super resin polish. It was my first experience of claying a car and the paintwork really needed it. It now feels silky smooth and getting years of pollutants off the body felt good. The polish is great and gives a deep lustre to the paint. Now then... some pics of how she looks following many hours spent today cleaning, claying and polishing The style 95s suit the car perfectly and sit very well on virtually new tyres all round. The seller sent two used part worns for future use if necessary. The interior is the highlight, Pearl Beige multi contour sport seats with black piping. The leather has aged really well and still feels tight and refined. It will however will need a proper detail at some point. I went over it with some wipes and used a cleaner and conditioner to freshen it all up. The 750i also comes with the inlaid wood option which looks superb and is a real bespoke touch to the fantastic interior. Suprisingly, it appears this is a BMW Individual car, which from the spec sheet related to the interior and wood inlays. The spec list is comprehensive and includes: - Cosmos Black paint - DSP Audio 4:3 On Board monitor with - - - 6CD changer and Navigation - Self levelling suspension - Sunroof - Electronic damper control - Pearl Beige Multi Contour Sport Seats - Servotronic steering - Intensive headlight cleaning - Xenon projector headlights - Electric blind rear - Rear manual blinds - Rear electric headrests - Shadow Line - Double glazed windows - Heated seats front/rear - Electric rear seating - M leather steering wheel - Car telephone GSM The engine is a beast of a thing, it starts like nothing I've ever experienced and I've driven everything from lambos to ferrari, aston martin etc but never experienced the drama and turbine like start up. The car moves with minimal fuss and gently pressing the accelerator delivers a creamy experience of naturally aspirated V12 goodness that never feels wanting. The exhaust is stock and a little too quiet for my liking, so will be replaced with a quad system in the future. The F02 750Li had custom exhausts and a nice V12 growl is the only thing missing from the auditory experience. Getting into 3000rpm+ changes the sound significantly to a surging roar that is definitely addictive. I better get the pipes done, if only for the mpg I'll save! So a great first 24hrs with my new 7 series. It really feels like a flagship BMW and has that wow factor. I had neighbours who own 2016 S Classes and new 420d convertibles coming over and admiring the car and commenting on how good it looks, which is nice. I'll maintain this thread as ownership continues. For now a couple of things on the 'to do' list: - 1 x rear parking sensor to replace - A Bluetooth solution so I can make calls and listen to music from an android device while keeping the head unit stock. Glad to be back in a BMW, and what a machine it is.