Lot 147 - 1996 BMW 840Ci

Lot 147 - 1996 BMW 840Ci

Lot 147 - 1996 BMW 840Ci

Lot Number 147
Registration P861 NON
Chassis Number WBAEF82010CC66108
Engine Number 50031287
Odometer reading 64,911 miles
Estimate £19,000 - £24,000
Result Sold - £19,244
  • Recent expenditure of £16,000
  • Presents in fabulous condition

When launched in 1989 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the BMW 8 Series 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 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. 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. 

Manufactured on 12th June 1996, this beautiful BMW has been very well cared for throughout its 26 years on British roads. The car has had 13 services in that period and the modest mileage of 64,911 is warranted with comprehensive maintenance records and previous MoT test certificates. However, the current fastidious vendor appears to have taken this car to a different level. Having purchased a jolly good car on 1st September 2020, he has spent a further £16,000 during his stewardship, resulting in what must surely be one of the best 840Ci’s available in the country today. The work has been carried out by Automotive Solutions in Henley-on-Thames and by Sytner BMW in Maidenhead. Work includes new front and rear brake discs, rebuilt brake calipers, new rocker cover gaskets and a major service including a gearbox service. Four new Hankook tyres have recently been fitted to the unmarked alloy wheels. The red coachwork is unmarked as is the grey leather interior. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate, valid until 17th January 2023 and a comprehensive history folder, together with an original spare key. Prices have been increasing of late for these handsome iconic cars of the 90’s. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the quality of this stunning example.  

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.

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