Almost exactly one month ago I took a look at a pristine midnight blue 850CSi with a seemingly low 70,000 miles on the clock. I was reminded of how great the 850 looked in its ultimate form, a super cruiser in the grandest sense. Today there is another of these super GTs for sale on Ebay, and this one might take the cake for lowest mile example I’ve seen in a long, long time – this particular example has only covered a claimed 16,450 miles. I’m not sure why or how you buy such a car and drive it so little, but let’s take a look:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 BMW 850CSi on eBay
Engine: 5.6 liter V12
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 16,493 mi
Price: Reserve Auction
ONE OWNER, SMOKE-FREE.
With a thorough description like that, all of my questions are answered and I’m ready to bid. I find it pretty strange that you’d go through the effort to list such an impressive car with little to no information. There’s clearly a story behind this car, and frankly I’d like to know what it is. Without it, I’ve been forced to make up the following:
The car was originally imported by a Mexican tortilla tycoon. One of 146 BMWs he owned, he didn’t drive it much. He also had an odd pension for symmetry, so he sold the original M-System wheels in favor of these AC Schnitzer wheels. The car has been garaged its whole life on a floor made of liquid metal. Little signs of use other than broken front lens incurred during escape angry proletariat riot which has forced liquidation of entire fleet.
Bidding is open at a starting bid of $30,000 – about half the asking price of the last 850CSi I wrote up. That car had the M-System wheels but also much higher mileage at 70,000. As that car is still for sale at $59,000 a month later, it’s obviously a slightly high asking price – though for a much lower mileage car like this perhaps it is closer to reality. Despite this, a careful PPI would be in order before seriously bidding on this totally unknown and very complicated GT.