Lot 277 - 1998 BMW 840Ci
|Odometer reading||38,469 miles|
|Result||Sold - £22,640|
- Only 38,500 miles from new
- Full service carried out 700 miles ago
- Fitted with a sunroof
When the Klaus Kapitza designed 8 Series was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1989, it felt like a glimpse into the future with its angular styling. An upmarket range with superior performance and price tag to match, the 8 Series was designed to be a standalone premium model although seen to be the successor to the 6 Series. The 8 Series was offered in 830i, 840Ci and 850i/Ci form and, when introduced in mid-1993, it was fitted with a 4 litre, V8 engine mated to either a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Producing a very healthy 282bhp, this version could achieve the 0-62mph sprint in an impressive 6.9 seconds; importantly with the naturally aspirated V8, acceleration was effortless and refined. Over $1 billion dollars are said to have been spent on the car's design with CAD design and wind tunnel technology. From mid-1995, production phased in the newer 4.4 litre M62B44 engine, which had better fuel economy and more torque, though power output remained unchanged.
Originally supplied by the BMW main dealer in Hull, this very good 1998 BMW 840ci has only covered 38,500 miles from new and is believed to have belonged to a Member of Parliament and registered JIA 61. The car passed through a couple of members of his family until it was put into storage sometime in 2009 at approximately 37,800 miles, having always been serviced and maintained by BMW dealers. It was purchased by the current owner in 2019 who had seen the car parked in the garage for ten years and has since put it back on the road. This 840ci finished in silver with light grey leather interior has recently had a service and new MoT and is supplied with a UK V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2022 and the complete handbook pack. BMW 8 Series are certainly becoming a more appreciated modern classic and this example with its low mileage will be quite sought after. What better way to enjoy driving than in this pillarless coupé.
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