1997 BMW 840Ci

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While the E24 6 series coupe, like the one we featured yesterday, had staying power in the lineup, its replacement, the 8 series, led a bit shorter of a life, especially in the US. Designed to compete with the newly introduced Mercedes SL in 1990, it fell short of expectations and went rather unnoticed for a number of years. These grand tourers were a bit more complex than their forebears, especially when equipped with the V12 engine, which led some to shy away from them. Recently, they have started to make a comeback with enthusiasts and priced have started to climb just a bit. There are plenty of needy, high mileage examples out there for cheap but this low mileage V8 engined 840Ci for sale in Florida is not one of them.

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1995 BMW 840Ci

When it was introduced at the end of the eighties, the 8 series coupe brought the four place BMW two-door concept into the new decade with sharper styling and a big upgrade in power, with double the cylinder count of the 635CSi coupe that it replaced. It was a handsome pillarless coupe that, unfortunately, got lost in the shuffle amidst a global recession. Nevertheless, the 8 soldiered on until 1997 in the US market and was phased out two years later elsewhere. Today, the 8 series represents a good bargain in the realm of touring coupes if you can stand the inevitable maintenance costs along the way. This 840Ci for sale in Florida has a 4.4 liter V8 under the hood, good for 282 bhp, which is only 13 bhp shy of the twelve cylinder unit found in the 850i when it was first introduced.

Year: 1995
Model: 840Ci
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 53,705 miles
Price: $17,995 Buy It Now

1995 BMW 840Ci on eBay

For sale is a gorgeous BMW 840ci with only 53,705 original miles! This car is beautiful inside and out. The 840ci is accident free and has a clean Carfax. It comes in one of the most elegant, color combinations Alpine White exterior with Tan interior. It is truly a beautiful and super unique car.

The White paint looks amazing and is deep rich and lusterous. The bumpers are in excellent shape with no curb damage or scuffs. This BMW is very straight and has no dings, dents or scratches. There are a few very minor chips in the paint but have been professionally touched up with the factory color. You really have to look hard to find any imperfections if any.

The interior looks great and has no major scratches or wear from getting in and out. There is a small spot of discoloration on the drivers seat bottom but is not that noticeable. The rims look great with no major curb damage, and the tires have 80% of life left on them. This BMW looks stunning and turns heads wherever you go.

The 840ci drives and shifts very smooth like you would expect from a flagship BMW. This garage queen is clean and has been meticulously maintained. These collector cars are getting very hard to find with low miles and in such pristine shape. They will only go up in value. We serviced the car throughout and it needs nothing but a new owner! We took a lot of pictures so you can judge for yourself. The car is currently driven for test drives, so the mileage at the date of sale might be slightly higher.

Prices for 8 series have stayed fairly steady in the last few years, the exception being the ultra rare 850CSi taking off and bringing princely sums for mint, low mileage examples. There isn’t a big difference between eight and twelve cylinder E31s when it comes to resale, which has to do a lot with the V12’s running costs, making the 840Ci more desirable for those seeking a little less hassles when it comes to servicing. Approaching $18,000, this is close to the high end for an 840Ci, as you rarely see these coupes breach $20,000. Some cleaner, lower mileage V12s can be seen in the low to mid $20,000 range these days.

-Paul

1997 BMW 840Ci

The 8 series is one of those unfortunate cars which doesn’t get its due respect. A sizable budget was allocated for its development, this being one of the first BMWs to be designed with CAD modeling. This car also featured BMW’s first multilink rear suspension and a classic pillarless design. It’s aggressive look and performance was not enough to capture interest, as fewer than 8,000 were sold in the US market over seven years. Prices on these flagships have dropped significantly and they are slowly gaining interest by enthusiasts. This particular car for sale in California represents the final year the 8 series was sold stateside.

1997 BMW 840Ci on eBay

This particular example is a one owner car from new, that was sold new by our Crevier BMW dealership. With just 59,000 documented miles from new, this fastidiously maintained example shows like new. The owner kept a log book noting every fuel fill up and the current mileage. The car was always stored indoors, never smoked in and never in any accidents. It is all original. It has the original books and manuals as well as the original casette tape. 1997 was the final year of production for the 8 series and the 840ci was powered by BMW’s 4.4l 282hp V8 and used a 5 speed automatic transmission. It offered excellent performance and handling.

When new, these coupes started out in the mid $70,000 range; a considerable amount given inflation. This car has obviously been cared for, as evidenced by the low mileage and the log book recording each fueling stop. Details such as that tip me off that this wasn’t your average owner. Even still, $25,000 is a bit too strong considering the market. This car would talk to me if it was priced around $15,000 to $18,000.

-Paul