I am very excited to say that after almost a year of drooling and many messages later on this board I was able to order the 7 series I had been dreaming about. I ordered a 2001 740i with clear coat black paint and black leather interior. I ordered it with the following options:
1. Sport package
2. The convenience package (new for 2001, includes rear power sun shade and some feature that automatically dims or moves the center mirror and side rear view mirrors when backing up I believe?)
3. Security glass with steel sun roof
4. Park distance control
5. Heated front seats
As a nice bonus I found that the 2001 model would not only ship with a free StarTAC cell phone but would also include full body paint (no more miss colored base molding) and clear turn signal covers (bulb will be yellow), score.
I believe the delivery time is some where in the six-week timeframe.
I would like to thank all of you for answering all of my crazy questions over the past year. I will post pictures as soon at she arrives.
If anyone is interested I ordered the car through JMK BMW www.jmkbmw.com
I think I got reasonable deal: 68,100.00 + taxes. But donít tell me if I didnít it will only dampen the moment ;-)