Lot 139 - 1992 BMW 850Ci
|Odometer reading||100,204 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
Design of the 8-Series began in 1984 with the final design phase and production development in 1986. It debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in early September 1989 and was designed to move beyond the market of the original 6-Series. The 8 Series however had substantially improved performance as well as a far higher purchase price. Over 1.5 billion Deutsche Marks were spent on development; BMW used CAD tools, still unusual at the time, to design the car's all-new body. Combined with wind tunnel testing, the resulting car had a drag coefficient of 0.29 and offered the first V12 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox on a road car. It was also one of the first vehicles to be fitted with an electronic 'drive-by-wire' throttle.
Presented in very good metallic blue paintwork and a contrasting grey leather interior, this 850ci comes with a host of extras such as air conditioning, ABS and heated seats; it still looks like a modern sporting coupé. Having been cherished throughout its life, which can be ascertained from countless BMW and specialist stamps in the service booklet with the last less than 500 miles ago, this example is in lovely condition. The history file contains receipts, old MoT test certificates including a new MoT test certificate valid until February 2018, BMW handbooks and two keys. A commanding 90's sports car representing great value especially with the prices for modern classic V12's ever increasing.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.