Considering just how rare they are, it’s quite special that we get to look at a second Colorline 850CSi in such short order. And this one is quite a bit more rare to find than the prior Tobago Blue example. Only 13 were ordered in the rarest combination – Calypso Red Metallic with Trinidad Red and Black Nappa leather. This is really about as rare as an E31 gets.
Since I didn’t cover the differences between the EG91/2 (Euro) and EG93 (US) 850CSis, it’s worth taking a look at that. Euro-spec 850CSis got additional oil cooling for the differential and engine, along with 13.6″ floating rotors and different side mirrors. The front end also got special smoked lenses. I covered a bit more about what made all 850CSis special in the last post:
There are a few reasons to really prefer today’s CSi over the Tobago Blue. Beyond the increased rarity, this one has far fewer miles and the presentation is much better. There’s a lot more information provided, too. And, it’s already on this side of the Atlantic, though you’ll need to wait a few more months until it’s ready to roll into the U.S.. Of course, there is one drawback…and it’s a big one:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 BMW 850CSi Colorline on eBay
Engine: 5.6 liter V12
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 57,000 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction
Unique opportunity to acquire a highly collectible BMW 850CSi, the uber-rare final version of BMW’s flagship 8-Series Coupe which was developed by BMW’s Motorsport division and built from 1993 to 1996. A mere 1510 examples of the exotic 6-speed manual, 5.6L V12-powered CSi were produced during this time and this is a desirable European specification example that was specially ordered with the rare factory Colorline option (Calypso Red exterior with specially matched 2-tone Black and Calypso Red full Nappa leather interior) and optional Sports Seats. This original, unmodified example has covered only 92,000 km (57,000 miles) from new, comes complete with all original books, keys, factory build sheet, service records & untouched toolkit and has just been fully inspected & serviced by a well known BMW M specialist. Call for more details on this absolutely immaculate, collector quality, blue-chip investment BMW that is ready to be driven and enjoyed as it increases in value!
Note that the vehicle is currently registered/located in Vancouver, BC, Canada (about 2 hours north of Seattle, WA) and that the buyer is responsible for shipping to/registration in the USA although I am familiar with the process and happy to assist (we are a licensed motor dealer that has been specializing in classic Porsches since 2002 and have sold cars worldwide). Please contact me directly at 604.839.8579 with any questions prior to bidding and feel free to visit eurosportimportsdotcom for additional photos. $1000 deposit is due via Paypal within 24 hours of winning the auction and the balance payable within 72 hours. Please note that the vehicle is also listed for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction early should the car sell prior to the end of the auction.
Although the auction is no reserve, the opening bid is a staggering $95,000. For a car that’s not yet legal in the U.S. and has the best part of 60,000 miles, that’s top of the market. But, then, this is also top of the E31 heap. The color combination works pretty well and might be a bit prettier than the Tobago Blue combination, and certainly with lower miles and lower production numbers this one is a certain collector. It definitely is beautiful to look at and, if nothing else, dream about dropping all the windows and winding out 3rd gear, watching the speedometer effortlessly sweep into triple-digit territory.
Truly exquisite. Stare at its timeless luxury GT style every time you peak in the garage. Let it vent in the courtyard before/after a spirited outing. Purified coupe art form standing the test of time. If mint, and parts were readily available with duly qualified technician, the exorbitant asking would be at least more approachable than $95k
Beautiful car and super beautiful color! Really an amazing piece of art.
However what I don’t like (next to the price, of course) is the wood trim in combination with this red interior. Imagine those would be in a gentle carbon look!
Unfortunately I have nothing more intelligent to say other than this car makes me happy in the pants.
Could be importable depending on the build date. 50% chance that this is legal to import today
Those seats look amazingly minty. Nice find!
Beautiful car. According to BMW ETK the Production date is 1994-01-11
Wow, these have really moved up in the last couple of years, guess I missed the boat! Didn’t realize the CSIs were produced in such small numbers, though, so makes sense that they are now being snapped up by collectors….. Just took a look on my other favorite site for fun and this one could be a bargain based on recent sales activity on bring a trailer. An 80,000 mile car sold there three months ago for just over $99K plus fees, amazing!
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