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1996 BMW 840Ci


While the 850Ci 6-speed manual we featured last week was certainly an attractive grand tourer, the V12 running costs may put some prospective enthusiasts off. For those, we have this car, the 840Ci. With four less cylinders a little bit of the servicing complication away without finding yourself down on too much power. This second to last year E31 coupe for sale in California has covered under 70,000 miles. If you desire a BMW coupe from the 1990s but want to stand out from the crowd, these grand tourers are a good way to go about it.

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Year: 1996
Model: 840Ci
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 68,300 mi
Price: $21,500 Buy It Now

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We at Pacific Coast Classics are proud to present a 1996 BMW 840Ci E31 body, one owner with a clean Carfax and only 68k miles. This BMW is extremely well cared for and always garaged, paint is in showroom condition and interior is impeccable. Car comes with all books and records and both factory keys. This 840Ci is an investment quality car and one of the cleanest I have ever seen. Car drives amazing, everything works inside and out. Also has a California smog done. Car is in Studio City, California 91604 only 10 mins. from Bob Hope Burbank Airport. Please call Frank at 818-209-5581. Thank you.

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I’ve always wondered why BMW didn’t offer the three-pedal option on US bound 840Ci coupes, but I guess the take rate of manuals with the V12 engine wasn’t great and by the time we got the V8 version, the writing was on the wall in terms of the 8er’s lifespan coming to an end stateside. Prices for non-CSi E31s have stayed rather steady in recent years, and at just over the $20,000 mark for a clean, lower mileage example, we’re not far off the mark.


One Comment

  1. Sam
    Sam April 4, 2014

    Orient blue over oyster is nice. Cosmetic notch docked for that awful wood trim. But c’mon the price is too high. These make the most sense when acquired for as little as possible, have as much fun as possible and use the $5k-$7k dealer premium saved for about 5 years or less worth of maintenance. The common automatic transmissions all but domed their chances of ever becoming collectible, much less an “investment”, which is laughable. These are under the radar cult cars for those that appreciate them.

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