5.0L SOHC V12 engine (code M70B50)
New driveshaft, balancer, brakes and rotors
Rare Getrag 560G sixspeed manual transmission; one of 528 units built with this transmission in 1991
Brilliant Red exterior (code 308); one of 83 cars exported to North America in this color; and Parchment Leather interior (code 356); one of 700 cars exported to North America in this color in 1991
Allnew suspension, including bushings and shock absorbers
New seats, headliner, rear deck and interior pillars and a sunroof
New wheels and tires and batteries
Tools and books included
Another BMW 8 Series (E31) coupe has arrived at MotoeXotica Classic Cars, this time an 850i. Built at BMWs Dingolfing, Germany factory, on March 6, 1991, this luxury coupe is ready to coddle its next owner This model is one of for North American export and one of 1,711 examples built in 1991. The same Californian owner has cherished this car since 2014, spending thousands of dollars in refurbishment maintenance and upgrades, the drives with an impressive response and handling.
This vehicle left the line equipped with the following options Electronic Damper Control (EDC), leather steering wheel, electric tilt column, alarm, lumbar support in front seats, provision for factor sixdisc CD changer and preparation for a BMW mobile phone installation.
Finished in Brilliant Red (code 308), the cars paint and trim are in overall very good order. There are a few blemishes visible on close inspection. The glass panels are clear and intact and the cars lights, including the center highmounted stoplight in the back window, are in similar condition. The cars bodywork is solid and straight, its engine bay is tidy, the battery looks good and the cars integrated bumpers fit well to the rest of the cars body. This example is one of 83 models exported to North America in Brilliant Red and its one of 700 units that came over with a Parchment Leather interior.
This car rolls on new Mayrun MR500 radials, size 245/35ZR19 in front and 275/30ZR19 in back. Each tire surrounds a new, 19 inch lacestyle alloy wheel. It also has an allnew suspension, including bushings and shock absorbers.
Under the hood is a 5.0L SOHC V12 engine (code M70B50) backed by a rare Getrag 560G sixspeed manual transmission. The 8 Series offered the first V12 engine mated to a rarely seen sixspeedmanual transmissionon a road car. It was one of the first vehicles to be fitted with an electronicdrivebywirethrottle and the 8 Series was one of BMWs first cars, together with theZ1, to use amultilinkrear axle. This car has new dual batteries, too. Driver convenience features include automatic climate control, power steering, power fourwheel disc brakes with antilock, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power front seats, cruise control and a metal sunroof.
Inside, the cars Parchment Leather interior (code 356), is brand new in excellent order. The new front buckets and rear bench seats, the carpet, new headliner, rear package shelf and interior pillars are all in excellent order. The fourspoke steering wheel with drivers airbag, instrument panel with digital gauges and inner door panels are in a similar condition. Theres even a BMW mobile phone nestled between the front seats. Rounding off the interior is a Sony AM/FM stereo with CD player. (No original radio)
While computeraided design (CAD) modeling allowed the carsunibodyto be eight pounds lighter than that of its predecessor, the car was significantly heavier when completed due to the large engine and added luxury itemsa source of criticism from those who wanted BMW to concentrate on the driving experience. Some of the cars weight may have been due to its pillarless hardtop body style, which lacked a B post.
Tools and various books and manuals are included with purchase. Competition to this BMW in 1991 included Acuras NSX, Aston Martins Virage, Chevrolets Corvette, Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo, Ferraris 348 TB, MercedesBenzs SL 500, Nissans 300ZX and Porsches 944 S2.
If you couldnt afford a car like this 25 years ago when you were in college, why not come by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today and check this one out before another chance to drive a car with a V12 motor slips away.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 111,263 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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