I’ve talked about what you could get if you were willing to miss out on the E30 bandwagon, and here’s another example of just how much car you could get. The E31 BMW 8-series is still relatively undervalued; part of that is not yet being recognized as a classic, and the other part is the fear of repairs on this fairly complicated big coupe. That means that if you’re willing to maintain that double-inline-6 motor that those crazy engineers from Munich developed, you can nab yourself a top-rate luxury grand tourer for a song. This example is one of the early M70 motored cars, with 300 horsepower on tap and what I’d consider still a great and underrated design:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 BMW 850i on eBay
Engine: 5.0 liter V12
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 79,195 mi
Price: $15,950 Buy It Now
THIS IS 100% SHOWROOM CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT!!! FULLY LOADED WITH EVERY POSSIBLE OPTION YOU CAN GET. JUST IMAGINE WHAT A BRAND NEW ONE LOOKS LIKE AND THIS IS IT. WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL STICKER OF $76,600 WHEN IT WAS NEW. THIS CAR NEEDS NOTHING AND HAS NO ISSUES. ONLY 79,195 MILES ON THIS BEAUTY!!! CALL JON AT 816-500-7216 ANYTIME TO DISCUSS. WE ARE LOCATED IN OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS. YOU WILL NEVER FIND A NICER ONE ANYWHERE…
The miles are certainly in the range that you’d want on this type of car, and the condition overall looks to be quite good. Compared to some other 8 series we’ve looked at, this car rides above the cheap, poorly maintained examples but well below the more expensive manual or later CSi models. The automatic transmission won’t be for everyone, it’s true – but if you can get beyond the lack of manual this could really be a great cruiser that would make you feel very special on that weekend getaway. The best part is that you’re ahead of the appreciation curve that will be likely to come in the next few years.