1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692

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Lot 81
1997 BMW 840Ci
Registration no. R44 DMB Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692

£ 15,000 - 18,000
US$ 21,000 - 25,000
Amended
1997 BMW 840Ci
Registration no. R44 DMB
Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
Odometer reading: 81,000
MOT Expiry: N/A

*Good mileage
*Full service history
*Recent work including new fuel lines
*Four new tyres


The BMW E31 8 Series was the pinnacle of the BMW line-up in the 1990s, and is now becoming increasingly appreciated in the classic car market. First shown at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 8 Series was launched to challenge the likes of the Mercedes C126 and its successor, the C140. The design was elegant, yet imposing with its pillarless and frameless windows, and the car offered a wealth of innovations including an impressive 0.29 drag coefficient.

This 1997 example is in excellent condition and has only completed 81,000 miles from new. The vendor purchased the car in 2003 and has used it sparingly ever since. In total the car has only had 3 owners and comes with a full service history (up to 79,000 miles), a spare key, service pack, and a good history file with sundry bills. The car has recently received four new tyres, fuel lines, brake pipes and brake pads. The exterior paint and bodywork present very well, and the interior is also in good condition. The 4.4 litre V8 also runs exceptionally well and as it should. A lovely example that is increasingly rare to find in such a good condition.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 91/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 21/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 17/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 5
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Ancillary components: 5
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 3

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1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
1997 BMW 840Ci  Chassis no. WBAEF82030CC66692
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