Though currently flying under both the exotic car and classic car radar, the 850CSi should need little introduction. With a fancy M-division engine and VIN code, low production numbers and timeless lines, the 850CSi is a special piece of kit. As the 225 fitted with this special version of BMW’s 5.6L V12 dwindle, desirability and price skyrocket. Today’s comes with a moderate 65k miles and looking like it should be showing off in a mid-90s Microsoft VIP Parking Spot.
Offered for sale is a stunning, low mileage example of BMW’s 850CSI . Finished in Alpine White 3 (Alpinweiss III) over a Pergament Nappa Leather interior, this car is absolutely fantastic and an investment grade classic already. The BMW 8 series was a stunning and distinctive 2+2 coupe which was offered with a range of V8 and V12 engine sizes. During its time it sat near the top of BMW’s product range, and respect for the car still remains high even years after production ceased. It set a new standard for other manufactures to compete with. Our 850 has always been maintained correctly and garaged its entire life, the car shows extremely well which is illustrated in the pictures. The original paint is stunning and the finish retains astonishing luster. All glass and rubber are in perfect condition. The Leather interior is equally as clean, exhibiting only insignificant wear throughout. The dash is nearly perfect, as is the wood accents. Everything works properly. Mechanically, the car is perfect. The immense power of the 5.6 V12 engine is impressive to say the least, nearly 400HP, yet as refined as the design. To find a well-kept example such as this, in a rare color combination, presents an excellent opportunity to purchase one of the finest BMW’s every produced.
White may not be the most flattering on the E31, but it’s not bad and I love the throwing stars as usual. 65k miles is within reason. What seems unreasonable is the asking price. A $55k Buy-It-Now might work for the 7,300 mile example Paul wrote up earlier this year, but is way too much for 65k miles on a V12. The seller needs to reign his imagination in about $10-20k to really move this thing. Once it’s sold though, no question that this car will move quite well under its own power.