“I got to drive it on the Autobahn when it was in Germany.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Seth
- Car in Question: Green 1996 BMW 750i
- Spotted at: The Fairmont Battery Wharf, 3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109
- Odometer: 61,257
Q: This car is so cool. What’s the coolest feature?
A: This car is a 750i, which means it has a V12 engine with a standard wheel base. This model was never offered in the US. I’ve never seen another one in the States.
Q: Seriously awesome. Where did you buy it?
A: It was my brother-in-law’s. He used to live in Germany and brought it with him when he moved back to the States. He used it for a few more years and then sold it to me. I got a pretty good deal.
Q: Wow, so this car was imported?
A: Yeah, getting it registered and inspected in Massachusetts took a lot of calls to the EPA. But we finally got it passed.
Q: Huh. Most people would probably say that’s a pretty good thing. How long have you been driving it?
A: I bought it in 2008, but I got to drive it on the Autobahn when it was in Germany.
Q: How fast did you get up to?
A: About 160.
Q: What other cars have you owned?
A: Over the years I’ve had a CJ7 and another BMW. I still have the first car I’ve ever owned, a Saab 900.
Q: What do you love about that car that made you hold onto it?
A: It just has a lot of sentimental value. I want to restore it someday.
Q: Do you use this car to commute to work?
A: No, I’m lucky enough to live within a mile from my office so I get to walk every day. It’s generally just to run errands or to visit my parents.
Q: You seem like you really know cars, so what would be your dream car?
A: Probably a 1994 Porsche 911. That was the last year of the original body style.
Q: What else should we know about this car?
A: It’s armored and has bullet-resistant glass!
Photos and interview by Lucie Wicker
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