Lot 128 - 1999 BMW 840Ci Sport Individual to Alpina Specification
|Odometer reading||117,261 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,440|
- Offered in very rare Violet Blue coachwork
- Desirable ‘Individual’ model
- Fitted with Alpina upgrades
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. The 8 Series was offered in 840 and 850 form and, when introduced in mid-1993, it was fitted with a four 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. 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.
Offered here is a superb looking 840ci Sport that has been fitted with various Alpina upgrades and is presented in very rare Violet Blue coachwork. Fitted with a Parrot phone system and a sports exhaust, the vendor reports that this BMW runs and drives very well indeed and sounds fantastic when on song. The coachwork and interior both present well showing little sign of age and the wheels are well with no major scuffs or blemishes. Accompanying this BMW is a history file which includes various old MoT test certificates, the original BMW service book with continuous stamps, sundry invoices and the current UK V5C registration document.
BMW 8 Series are certainly becoming a more appreciated modern classic and this example with its desirable BMW ‘Individual’ interior will be quite sought after. What better way to enjoy driving than in this elegant looking pillarless coupé.
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