Friday Fail: Laguna Seca Blue BMW 840Ci

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Welcome back to Friday Fail, our opportunity to provide your Friday with a little more levity as you obsessively refresh your blog roll and count the minutes until the weekend is here. My favorite target for FF is misleading or misinformed sellers, but today we’ll just focus on what looks to be a pretty serious basket case of an E31.

This Friday Fail is quite a head turner due to its repaint in the E46 fan-boy favorite Laguna Seca Blue, a color whose only claim to fame is being obnoxiously bright and having the aforementioned ALL CAPS INTERNET DEVOTEES. Bright colors certainly have their place, but I’ll take Estoril over LSB ten times out of ten. A bright-ass exterior and reasonably low 117k miles appear to be the only high points here. Despite reportedly being “babied and well taken care of,” this 840Ci looks pretty piggy once you get past the lipstick. The interior is beat save the brand new suede headliner(!?), yet the seller gives it 8/10. It should automatically lose an extra 3 points due to that ugly sliding gear selector. The engine bay looks like someone scrubbed it with dirt and shot it with a bb gun. Apparently it has new front suspension and a RACING RADIATOR FAN because Laguna Seca is a race track.

I like the E31 and I don’t actually hate Laguna Seca Blue, but I can’t think of any situation in which I would buy this LSB E31.

Click for details: 1995 BMW 840Ci on eBay


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Year: 1995
Model: 840Ci
Engine: 4.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 117,000 mi
Price: $9,900 OBO
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I have a whole book of maintenance records done on this car. It has been babied and well taken care of.
Original color is silver but I had it repainted laguna blue for self explanatory reasons.
Air condition blows hot and cold
front suspension re done
alternator replaced
Engine fan and radiator replaced with racing fan mounted onto radiator
interior is 8/10 minor wear on drivers seat
all stock interior – the headliner re done in black suede

please message me with any questions

No reserve!!

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I just thought of the one reason I would buy this car! The only logical next step for this car is to receive an LSX and get turned into a drifting 8-series. Boom! You’re welcome. Happy Friday, go drift the hell out of your new Laguna Seca Blue monster.

-NR

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3 Comments

  1. That car is going to cost somebody a small fortune to keep running

  2. Looks ratty as hell

  3. Gray is SO UGLY — and that’s not the fault of the owner, it’s the fault of the bloody car manufacturers then and now.

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