1991 BMW 850i 6-speed

The craze over the E30 is quickly pulling up many 1980s BMW prices, and unfortunately as budget-minded enthusiasts there is a narrowing window to get into one of these cars in good condition. E24, E28 and E30 prices have all crept up rapidly, leaving few options for enthusiasts to turn to. One, ironically, comes from Munich itself, but is often overlooked when judging classic BMWs. Perhaps its that there wasn’t the long-promised “M8”, or that the E31 really saw the advent of BMW’s electronic nannies to help keep the car in check. Perhaps it was the progressive for the 80s, dated for the 90s styling that seemed out of place in the lineup. Or perhaps it was that this incredible V12 grand touring coupe just wasn’t what everyone wanted in a BMW. Regardless of the cause, it’s now possible to get one of these stately tourers for a fraction of the price of a top notch E30. And while silver, black, white and red seemed to dominate the E31 color palate, for me the prettiest examples are blue:

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1991 BMW 850i

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A pertinent point that may explain some of the details on this car is that the seller is named Cornelius. While it’s not the highly sought-after CSi, it still possesses a lovely BMW V12. I was going to call into question the overall styling, but it’s really just the large gold wheels that polarize potential buyers. The repaint in its original color is gorgeous, and on stock wheels it would just be a fantastic E31. The wheels are a pleasing design, you’d just have to be a gold-rims kind of guy or gal. This 8er really has been given the royal treatment though, with few issues or aging parts left unturned.

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Year: 1991
Model: 850i
Engine: 5.0l V12
Transmission: 4-speed transmission
Mileage: 151,000
Price: No-reserve auction

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100% FULLY RESTORED BMW 850I, PLEASE CALL CORNELIUS WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THIS CAR HAS TO MUCH TO LIST YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE SERIOUS BUYER. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS SHOWING THE FULL RESTORATION AND NEW HEATING CORE OF THE CAR ARE AVAILABLE. ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION HAS BEEN FULLY SERVICED AND RESEALED. CAR HAS NO LEAKS AND NO MECHANICAL OR ELECTRICAL ISSUES.

NEW INTERIOR
14K FULL ORIGINAL FACTORY REPAINT
NEW BMW 850i FLOOR MATS
NEW HORNS
ALL NEW RUBBER AND TRIM PIECES FOR DOOR SEALS
NEW HEADLINER
NEW STEERING WHEEL (FROM A 850 ALPINA B6 CSI)
NEW GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEW SEAT BELT FASTENERS
NEW SUNROOF MOTOR AND RESEAL
NEW SEATS
FRESH TRANSMISSION SERVICE
FRESH ENGINE FULL SERVICE
POWDER COATED MANIFOLDS TO MATCH CAR
NEW PAINT JOB (ENTIRE CAR)
UPGRADED BREMBO BREAKING SYSTEM
MK FRONT SPOILER
MK WHEELS
4 BRAND NEW TIRES
CUSTOM PAINTED MK WHEELS
REMUS EXHAUST
2 NEW CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
CUSTOM PAINTED REAR TRUNCK SPOILER
8500 SOUND SYTEM iPOD INTERGRATION
GPS NAVIGATION (UPGRADED HEAD UNIT IN GLOVE BOX)
CUSTOM PAINTED MK REAR VALANCE
CUSTOM PAINTED MK FRONT NOISE PIECE INSERT
NEW SHOCKS
BRAND NEW UPGRADED SPRINGS EIBACH
NEW ONBOARD COMPUTER READOUT UNIT
UPGRADED FACTORY GERMANY CD PLAYER UNIT
NEW RADIATOR
FULLY CHARGED AC UNIT
NEW BELTS
ALL NEW SUSPENSION AND BALL JOINTS
FULLY UPGRADED SUEDE HEADLINER
2 KEYS AND MANUALS
ALL SERVICE RECORDS AND RECEIPTS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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That is the most creative use of the divide in a 4-seater I’ve seen yet. Sure, some cars have beverage coolers or writing surfaces, but this has a WOOFER. Despite wheels that may not be for everyone, an automatic, and questionable woofer placement, this is one of the most active auctions I’ve ever seen, with 45 bids at time of writing and plenty of time left. A pretty good indication that overall, despite a few head-scratchers, this is a very good value for a very pretty E31.

-NR

1991 BMW 850i w/ 6.0l conversion

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The M70 fitted to the flagship 850i was no slouch, nor was the S70 in the almost-///M 850CSi. As we’ve often seen with range-topping cars though, too much is never enough. Pounding that point home today is an 850i with its M70 built out to 6.0l, ready to destroy its Pirellis with 455hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. A normal 850i with 146k miles would be cause for caution, but the engine rebuild and conversion was done just 8k miles ago, so there should be plenty of high-speed madness left in this E31.

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Year: 1991
Model: 850i
Engine: 6.0l M70 V12
Transmission: 6-speed manual from 850CSi
Mileage: 147k on car, 8k on engine
Price: Reserve-on, bids currently at $11,299

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1991 BMW 860i (850i)

“860i” Conversion by Powerplant Racing. This is a consignment vehicle and is being sold “AS IS.” Beautiful, sexy and fast! This is a BMW 850i (5.0L, V12) that has had a professional engine & transmission conversion to a 6.0L, V12 producing 455HP/500lbft of torque! Gorgeous Charcoal Gray paint with luxurious two-tone leather interior! Good mileage on the chassis, but engine & transmission only have about 8k miles on them! This car looks great! Read below for details.

Highlights:

The original miles on the car is 147,458, but the recently rebuilt and modified engine and transmission only have about 8K miles on them. This car has been cosmetically well maintained and looks great inside and out! The front seats need some dye work, but otherwise the interior looks great. The exterior paint and body are in beautiful condition! The 19″ Alloy wheels look almost new and are shod with Pirelli P-Aero Rosso high performance tires that have 50%+ tread remaining. The glass looks good all around the car. The side glass and rear window have aftermarket tint on them.

The CARFAX Report shows an accident in 1992, but the car was professionally repaired and driven daily since then with no residual effects from the long-ago accident. This 860i conversion was professionally done by PowerPlant Racing out of North Carolina. The specs and a detailed description of what was done is posted in this description and a picture of the specs is located below the “Features & Options” section.

The engine is running good with great power and acceleration. The engine is producing some blueish-white exhaust smoke upon start-up. However, the smoke does clear up after driving the car a few miles. The owner states that the car experience no noticeable oil loss over time. The clutch is making some noise when the transmission is out of gear, but the owner has had the clutch checked and the noise is normal for the racing clutch that is installed. There is no clutch slippage at all.

The sunroof doesn’t work. We have not diagnosed the exact problem with the sunroof nor have we figured the cost to repair it. The owner states that this car must have a fully charged battery at all times or electrical issues will occur. There is even a built-in trickle charger pigtail in the trunk for that purpose. We charged the battery to full capacity and have not noticed any electrical issues.

This supercar is loaded with 19″ alloy wheels, two-tone leather interior, matching hard top, fog lamps, 6.0L V12 Engine, anti-skid control, Panasonic AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio, power tilt/telescopic steering, cruise, power seats, wood trim, airbags, dual-zone climate control, M badging, sunroof, Xenon Headlights, Clifford alarm, and more! Read all the technical details about this car below:

This car is rare and unique. The regular BMW 850 had the 300 HP 5.0L M70 V12 and the 850 CSi had the 392 HP 5.6L S70 V12. This car has the 6.0L conversion done by PowerPlant Racing. Now the 6.0L M70 V12 pushes out 455 HP and 505 ft-lbs of Torque. The car has Schrick Cam Shafts, Phoenix Motorsport Lightweight Flywheel and Spec High Torque Clutch. The car also has the following suspension upgrades including the KovSport Gen I K-Bars and H&R Bilstein Combo. It also have the Euro CSi Floating Rotor braking system. The car also have the full CSi spoiler system inclusive of the Euro CSi Sport mirrors. It has all updated lighting including 5000K HID low beams and PIAA auxiliary lighting. For the music lovers, this car has a 440 watt stereo system with MB Quartz component speaker system.The Head unit is a Panasonic system with Aux input (IPod or other MP3 Players), Bluetooth and detachable faceplate. The current mileage on the car is 147,458 miles but the engine and the suspension has less than 8K miles. The transmission conversion was done from a CSi and has 32K miles on it. The differential with the 3.15:1 ratio was rebuilt by Jim Blanton less than 8K miles ago.

BMW 860i Specs

By “PowerPlant Racing”
Engine Specifications
“MOLDEX” 86mm Stroked Custom Billet Crankshaft Bore 86mm
“RINEHART” Custom Tuned and Stepped Satin Black Headers Stroke 86mm
Extrude Honed CSi Intake Manifolds Displacement 5944cc
Matched and Ported Intake Gaskets Chamber 28.00cc
Lightened and Shot-Peened Con Rods Gasket 8.70cc
Balanced Con Rods, Pistons and All rotating mass components Cylinder 499.55cc
Ported and Polished Cylinder Head Piston 23.00cc
Honed Block Vt. 59.7
“BOSCH” 18.4 lbs/hour Injectors (Flow Matched to 1%) Vb. 559.25
“WISECO” Lightweight Custom Forged Pistons with 0° Offset C.R. 10.5:1
Increased Throttle Bodies Bore 3mm HP 455 HP @ 5400 RPM
Larger MAF system with “BMC” CDA Ram-Air CAI Torque 500 ft-lbs @ 4100 RPM
Schrick Cams Fuel 93 Octane Gasoline
4 Angle Valves and Valve Seats Transmission Fluid Redline
10.5:1 Compression Differential Fluid Redline
“PowerPlant Racing” Custom Chips & “ISI” Plasma Booster Brake Fluid ATE Super Blue

Drive Train Specs
6 Speed Getrag Transmission Conversion from CSi “SUPERSPRINT” Magnum Stainless Steel Exhaust
“SPEC” High Torque Clutch “BMW” Euro Headlamps
“Phoenix MotorSport” Lightweight Flywheel “BMW” Euro FTP Light Strip
“Blanton” 3.15 LS Differential with 50% lockup “BMW”
///M Body Kit & Mirrors
“UUC” Evo-3 Short Shifter “BMW”
///M Door Sills
“HARTGE” Classic 19″ Staggered Rims with Pirelli P-Zero Rosso”BMW”
///M Oil Cap
“BMW” Euro CSI Engine Oil Cooler” “BMW”
///M Valve Stem Caps
“M-Wrench” Stainless Steel Brake Lines
“H&R” Sport Springs
“PANASONIC” CQ-C7205U Head Unit w/ BT
“M-Wrench” Spring Spacer Pads
“MBQUART” Component speaker System
“BILSTEIN” Sport Shocks
“ALPINE” V-12 5 Channel 440 Watt Amp
“K-Bar” Gen 1 Anti-Sway Bars (28.5mm Front & 19.0mm Rear)
“JL AUDIO” 10″ 125 Watt Subwoofer
“M-Wrench” Static Camber Plates (-1.6° Front Camber)
“BMW” Euro CSi Floating Rotor Brake System
Custom Drilled, Chamfered and Cryo Treated Rotors

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I have no idea where the reserve is set, but the bidding is pretty darn low so far for this much car. With the recent engine conversion, I’d guess the buyer was hoping for something well north of $30k. If someone can get that reserve off at a reasonable price, this is a very cool and very unique E31.

-NR

1991 BMW 850i

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Even with the huge, fast and luxurious 6 series available these days, it lacks the special halo status present with the 8 series. Even as they dig in to their third decade, the allure is clear in these gorgeous and rare wedge-shaped coupe. Today’s 850i is a gorgeous example of the breed, hiding its 179k miles well in shining red on chrome M-Parallels. Lots of documentation and just 2 owners is reassuring for a high-mileage car, though lots of miles on a V12 is always a concern.

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Year: 1991
Model: 850i
Engine: 5.0l V12
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Miles: 179,000
Price: Currently $14,700 with 16 bids

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This immaculate BMW 850i in “M8” clothing is a rare find indeed. I use the term “M8” loosely as BMW never created such a thing, but this may be as close as it gets cosmetically. The 5.0 liter 12 cylinder 850i was BMW’s flagship as you probably know and was pretty scarce to find in the MANUAL 6 SPEED version. This example comes with factory BMW “M” badging on the trunk lid, staggered M Parallel 18” wheels, and of course, the “M” logo on the leather shift knob. The car is completely stock except for these “M” items and also xenon HID 6000k headlamps, keyless entry and the in dash head unit. Other than that, the car is extremely original and untouched, why try to change a great thing?

TO VIEW OVER 50 MORE HIGH DETAILED PHOTOS OF MY 850i, PLEASE CLICK ON OR COPY AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER, ONCE THE PAGE OPENS, CLICK ON “VIEW ALBUM” THEN CLICK “VIEW SLIDESHOW.” the photos are pretty amazing and are worth looking at.

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As the photos tell, the car is in ridiculously nice condition and very well maintained. I’ve owned it since 2003 and I’m the second owner. I’ve never offered the car for sale until now. Obviously, I’m not a dealer flipping this car but a true car guy who LOVES BMWs. I’ve actually owned 7 BMWs over the years, currently own a Lotus Espirit and BMW M3, and I’ll be in the market for a new M6 after my 8 series sells. I only have space for 4 cars in the garages. The car comes with both keys and absolutely every piece of paperwork and documentation since it was new. I have receipts for all maintenance and work performed over the years. The car also comes with every single manual and brochure provided when new including the ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER for $79,000.
This 850i (e31) has always been garage kept. All moldings, rubber seals, window gaskets, etc are in excellent shape. The paint looks like glass and the body is absolutely arrow straight. There is no rust on the car. The wheels are mint with zero curb rash. The car has always been Adult owned, and never raced or driven hard. In fact, I’m the only person who has driven it for the last 10 years other than service techs. The 12 cylinder engine starts and runs smoothly and strongly without hesitation. Shifting is smooth and steering is precise and accurate. The tires are well balanced, with good tread left. There is no unusual shaking, pulling or vibration while driving. The motor has plenty of torque and the car corners very well. This car is simply a blast to drive and handles nicely at speed on the interstate, in fact, the windows will roll themselves up automatically at 100 miles per hour. I couldn’t believe it when I read it in the manual and had to try it myself… incredible.
On the inside, the original leather seats are in excellent shape. I only weigh 165 pounds and I’m very easy on the seat bolster when sliding in or out. The car has the proper, standard BMW smell on the inside. It’s never been smoked in and I don’t use air fresheners to mask odors. All controls, switches and gauges function properly. The AC blows cold and the 12 speaker factory audio has been upgraded with an in dash AM/FM CD player with MP3 audio jack so an ipod, iphone or other MP3 player can easily be connected. I’ve kept the original BMW radio also. The car comes with a nice retro, factory BMW “cellular telephone” option. I’ve left the antenna on the car for the coolness factor, but it can easily be removed for a cleaner look. Every once in a while, I’ll pull up to a stoplight holding the large phone, pretending to be in a conversation. Needless to say, it’s always good for a laugh to see the reaction from other drivers. This phone option is listed on the window sticker, I think the phone was at least $2000 or so back then, wow.

The car has a good 2 owner autocheck (carfax) record with clean title. I currently hold the title with no lien on the vehicle.

Here’s a listing of factory installed options on the car:
Manual 6 speed gearbox, ASC traction control, BMW cellular phone, Dual climate control, power windows, power locks, dual power seats with driver memory, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, power 3 way sunroof, power mirrors, ABS brakes, intermittent wipers, rear defrost, BMW computer with outside temp, fuel mileage left, average speed, fuel consumption, diagnostic check and speed limit warning with chime (very nice feature for avoiding tickets.)
Upgrades include 18” staggered fit M parallel wheels, keyless entry, CD player with MP3 connector, R134 update to the air conditioning, and HID xenon 6000k headlamps similar to the standard ones on new BMWs.
Overall, this 850 has the features and upgrades found on much newer BMWs. The car really doesn’t look or feel it’s age. The lines are so classic, and really timeless in my opinion. To my knowledge, the car doesn’t need anything and is solid to drive pretty much anywhere. We have taken it on trips up to the mountains or to the coast plenty of times with no issue. The body has several extremely minor stone chips or blemishes due to normal driving and age which have been touched up. The rear bumper cover was replaced by BMW in 2000. This shows on the Autocheck report. All maintenance has been performed as necessary over the years, the belts, hoses, clutch, dual batteries, tune up items, brakes, fuel / air filters, etc have been replaced as necessary along with normal wear and tear items. All work performed has been documented with receipts. I don’t think it would be possible to find a nicer example of an 850 no matter the mileage or price. My car looks and drives like it’s barely reached 20,000 miles. I guess at this point, the 850’s just getting broken in…

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I’d raise an eyebrow at an ///M badge even on the M-produced, S-VIN-having 850CSi, so here I find it unacceptable. Beyond that, it’s a beautiful car that has been well taken care of. If you’re prepared to deal with the implications associated with high-mileage V12s, this is one of the cleanest of the bunch.

-NR

1991 BMW 850i

Developed as an exercise in styling, technology and power, the BMW 8 series is by far one of the most beautiful cars that BMW has ever developed. Boasting cutting-edge features like keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, and windows that automatically closed at high speeds, the 8 series was the benchmark for BMW luxury, second only to the 7 series.

The advancements didn’t stop with the creature comforts. The 8501 featured a 5 liter V12, and featured industry’s first drive-by-systems, and a 6-speed gear box, resulted in 296bhp, and runs to 60 in just over 6 seconds, not a bad feat for a car weighing in at slightly less than the 7 series.

Despite all of the technology and performance packed in to the sexy body of the 850i, it wasn’t exactly a home run for BMW, likely due to the over $100K MSRP. Over the years the 8 series has been something of beauty to stare at, any something only the few brave souls venture to own.

This Sterling Silver over grey 850i for sale in Denver, Colorado is a pristine example of one of BMWs finest GT cars.

1991 BMW 850i on eBay

1991 BMW 850i

One Owner, 11,607 miles, All Service Records, Original BMW Phone In The Car, 6 Disc CD Changer
Dinan Chip, Dinan Exhaust, AC Schnitzer Wheels, OEM Battery Tender, All The Books, All the Keys, All The Records.
Tires are better than 60% tread left even has a custom car cover that is included in the sale.
Runs very very strong even here at altitude and is an very fun vehicle to drive.
This car is truely a rare find, Not another one on the planet like it for sale.
This car is free of any and all dents or dings, truely a time capsule car.
Please feel free to ask any and all questions before bidding and if you have a comment please keep it to yourself.
The Motorsports Gallery is a licensed/bonded Colorado dealer we are located in Downtown Denver.
There will be a $299.00 documentation fee added to the final bid total and any and all taxes that may be charged to in state buyers.
Feel free to call 303-292-0235 with any questions about the car.
This car is sold AS IS – Where IS, there is no warranty. We can help with setting up transportation.
If you bid please be prepared to purchase, a $1000.o0 deposit will be due within 24 hours of auction end. And full payment within 5 days of auction end.

To say a car like this is a poodle is an understatement; cars like this were developed to prove a point with regards to technology, and power.  When BMW was developing this car, reliability and cost of ownership certainly never entered the equation; besides if maintenance is your concern with buying this car, then maybe you just don’t get it.

As far as the 8 series goes this would be what I look for, if in the market. With 11,607 miles, one owner and all of the right aftermarket upgrades, this car has certainly lived the high life compared to many others you’ll find for sale. While certainly not the most desirable of the 8 series, this 850i offers the v12, and rare 6 speed making it a true drivers GT car.

The pricing on these cars tend to be all over the place, but an example like this has to fetch top dollar. All things considered, I would put this car at about $22,000, but I’m willing to bet the reserve for car this clean is in the $25,000-$30,000 range, which is way too high. We’ll see how this pans out in just a few days.

-Brian

 

 

1991 BMW 850i with AC Schnitzer Kit No Reserve

1991 was the first year for the silky 5 liter V-12 M70 engine as found in the E31 series. After seeing previous duty in the 7 series four door, BMW followed the time honored tradition of taking your company’s largest engine and dropping it in a two door.

Though, not exactly a light weight sport coupe with the 300 horsepower V-12 thrust seemed endless. The 6 speed manual is the preferred setup so the 4 speed automatic in this car particular specimen will keep the price tempered a bit.

This car has traveled 123,500 miles and it looks quite nice in the silver paint. It has a proper and apparently authentic AC Schnitzer body kit. The kit sets it apart from other 8 series cars. I’m not sure how much value it adds as these were pretty good looking cars by themselves so though AC Schnitzer items tend to be decent some might find the additions look a bit too tacked on.

This car is up at no reserve and there may be some potential to turn this one for a quick profit or enjoy it as is. It isn’t going to sell for as much as some other 850s out there because it has a few blemishes. The grille is missing, there is a pretty big scuff in the driver’s seat, the headlights are cracked, etc.. Simply cleaning up the engine bay would have surely gotten this seller a few more dollars out of potential buyers. Bidding is at $4,349, with the no reserve ask where do you think it will end?

1991 BMW 850i with AC Schnitzer Kit No Reserve

~Evan

 

1991 BMW 850i 6 speed

I’m always at a loss to figure out why the BMW 8 series never caught on. It was more practical than the Z8 halo car that succeeded it and a tad more butch than the E24 6 series which it followed. No one seemed to care though during it’s decade long run. As a result, good, clean examples can be had for pennies on the dollar. Such as this example in Illinois.

1991 BMW 850i 6 speed on eBay

1991 BMW 850I V12 Coupe. Only 72,909 Actual Miles! Original MSRP Over $70,000. Still Looks And Drives Like New! VERY RARE 6~SPEED! Well Maintained Since New! A True Collector Car!

● 12 Cylinder Engine
● RARE 6 Speed Manual Transmission
● Power Steering
● Power Brakes
● Factory Air Conditioning
● Factory Sunroof
● Factory BMW Phone
● Complete Factory Tool Kit
● All Power Amenities
● Four Wheel Power Disk Brakes
● Compact Disc Changer In Trunk
● Black Leather Interior
● Upgraded BMW Alloy Wheels

History

This Car Plays An Iconic Roll In BMW’s History! These Cars Are Becoming Harder And Harder To Find… Not To Mention A Low Mile, Well Maintained, 6 Speed! This Car Has Been Well Cared For Since New! The Undercarriage Shows That It Hasn’t Seen Any Harsh Weather!

Condition

Only 72,909 Actual Miles!

Exterior…

For Being Over 20 Years Old, This Car Is In Exceptional Condition! The Depth Of The Black Paint Appears As It Would Have When It Was New! The Car Is Very Straight Down The Sides, No Major Door Dings Etc. The Paint Has Minor Blemishes And Scuffs As Any 21 Year Old Car Will Have… Nothing Major! Just Typical Wear And Tear…

Interior…

The Leather Interior Is Very Nice, Shows Some Minor Wear From Age, But As You Can See By The Pictures It Still Looks Very Nice!

Mechanicals…

The Car Has Been Meticulously Maintained By Its One Owner! This Car Speaks For Itself When You Drive It! No Squeaks And Rattles! This Is A True Quality European Collector Car!

This 8er strikes a good balance for me in not being too much of a garage queen yet hasn’t been overly worn out. The leather could use some conditioning inside, along with a good buffing of the black paintwork. I’d say if someone could snag this for anywhere between $11k and $14k, it would be well bought and a lot of car for the money.

Top Gear recently did a retrospective of V12 coupes and presenter Richard Hammond saw fit to pick up a lower mileage 850Ci coupe:

-Paul

1992 BMW 850i 6 speed

There are certain sports and luxury vehicles that take off in terms of appreciation over the years. The 8 series BMW, well, isn’t one of them. I’ve always admired the looks of BMW’s über coupe of the 1990s and even clean, lower mileage examples have come down in value to a point where they can be an affordable proposition if bought wisely. Here is a slightly modified 1992 850i with the less common 6 speed manual option and just shy of 60,000 miles.

The seller states:

A beautiful pampered low milage 8 series with smooth V-12 power mated to the rare 6 speed ZF manual transmission. Slightly modified with twin conforti chips increasing HP to 340. The BBS wheels (8″front-10″rear) along with H&R performance lowering springs give the car the aggressive stance it was meant to have. Just about a Csi without the price tag! Included in the sale are the stock rims/tires and springs should you wish to return the car to stock. Recent new brakes, rotors, alignment, new belts and K&N air filters.

Performance modifications notwithstanding, this particular 8 series looks fairly unmolested and I haven’t seen on in this particular shade of green in a while. I think the color combination suits it well. This is a lot of car for $13,500. It’s been said that every enthusiast should either drive or own a V12 in their lifetime, and well, even with rising petrol prices, this E31 is still plenty attractive.

-Paul

1991 BMW 850i with only 11k 1st in U.S.?

The seller claims that this 8 series, with only 11,440 miles, may have been the first one imported into the U.S.. The car is presented as new with all books and with a Dinan ECU upgrade, Dinan Exhaust, and AC Schnitzer wheels.
Not much more to say with this one, other than driving it will start to bring down the value. Which is a shame since it comes with the manual transmission. The big V12 begs to have its legs stretched on some lonely highways. It also begs to have some better pictures in the ad. If you have a super low mile car and your looking to showcase how pristine it is try to get some decent, well lit, in focus photos.

The buy-it-now price is $47,500.

~Evan

1991 BMW 850i

Following in the footsteps of the beloved BMW 6 series E24 was never going to be an easy task, no matter what the machine. However, in 1989, the 8 series bowed at the Frankfurt Auto Show to take on the newly developed R129 Mercedes-Benz SL. Over it’s almost decade long production run, sales were rather lukewarm. However, there’s no denying what a capable grand touring machine this coupe was. Here’s an early V12 engined example with low miles for a temptingly low price:

The seller states:

Originally a Canadian car that was owned originally by a BMW dealer. I bought the car over Easter weekend after a long search and drove her 1100 miles to where she sits today. ~ 62k miles.

Automatic transmission
Diamond Black Metallic exterior.
Light grey/black two-tone interior.
Sport seats – very rare (heated).
M-parellel wheels (18″). Second set of wheels(turbines)/tires go with it.
Unpainted CSi front spoiler goes with as well – with a matching rear valence ($1000 value).
Newish m-tech steering wheel (not shown in the pictures).
35% tint all around.
Sunroof and all windows work perfectly.

This 850 is in outstanding condition inside and out. The paint is in excellent condition. The interior is nearly flawless – with virtually no signs of wear. The sport seats are in incredible shape and include heat as well as the motorized leg bolster. Light grey in color. Door panels and interior trim are in perfect condition. Headliner is in good condition with only a small patch showing a slight indentation.

Phone has been removed from the center console, but it will go with the car. The original steering wheel and airbag would go with the car as well. Currently the car is running with the Wokke EML chip and Racing Dynamics DME chips. This makes the car a joy to drive.

The car has been well cared for by all the previous owners. The maintenance records are very thorough and even includes original brochures, magazine clippings, a book about the making of the 8 series and more. Don’t miss out on this beauty – everyone deserves to own a V12 in their lifetime!

For a car with such low mileage and an apparently thorough history, $14,500 seems a good bargain for a V12 coupe. Still, one should go into a purchase like this, eyes wide open, and budget for V12 running costs. This is a case where the V8 840i would make more sense. But for those who always wanted to experience a 12 cylinder vehicle, this could be just the ticket.

-Paul