It's pretty crazy, but the whole reason I bought my E23 was the movie "Nothing But Trouble" with Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Joh... Show moren Candy, and Demi Moore. I caught it on TV once and fell in love with the gorgeous Black on Black 733i that Chevy Chase's character owns. I immediately decided I had to have one. It took me a over year to find mine; I was actually looking for a 733/735i. It was just dumb luck that I wound up with a 745i. I knew what they were, but didn't think I'd come across one so never considered it as a possibility. That was back in November of '99, so I've now owned it longer than any other car.
Here are some "screencaps", any E23 fan who hasn't seen this should check it out. The rest of the movie is mostly forgettable, but the 733i gets a lot of screen time for the first 20 minutes. It's still one of my favorite movie BMWs of all time.
I think that's a Racing Dynamics bodykit on there, no longer available as far as I know.
They show the speedometer a couple times. If the odometer was correct, it had less than 4,000 miles when they filmed.
Chrome Hammers! Anyone who remembers these is starting to show their age, as I am. Very popular back in the late '80s-early '90s. I wouldn't mind finding a set just to have the option of pimpin' around on them occasionally. Show Less
Some interior shots:
Factory installed glass moonroof, pretty rare.
Original first aid kit still in the unopened shrinkwrap.
Had to match the spare, would... Show moren't have it any other way.
I went with a Yokohama tire to match the others brand-wise, but used a narrower size to better fit in the spare tire well. I also chose a non-directional model so I can use it on either side. Not that it REALLY matters in an emergency, but it's just another detail. I then machined an adapter ring out of delrin plastic so the factory retainer would fit nicely and not scratch the clearcoat.
Funny thing is, unless I was caught out in the sticks or a bad area somewhere, I'd probably call AAA for a flatbed before I'd actually DRIVE on the spare. I just like it staying clean and new. I still have the original, unused TRX spare safely tucked away in storage. It probably won't see this trunk again unless I ever sell the car. Show Less