BMW 850i 1991 (H) Silver
Reluctant sale of my immaculate 850i. I bought this car to appear in a forthcoming sci-fi film and my original plan was to keep it simply until the release of the film in which it appears. You can see the car in action in the film's trailer (search for 'Narcopolis trailer').
However, the film's release date now looks like being late 2015; my eldest son is now 17 and I need to find something for him to drive which is insurable (so sadly not an 850i). As a result, I'm starting to look for a buyer.
I have owned the car since March 2011. It had lots of previous owners (around 12) and was generally feeling a bit sorry for itself. I spent over £2k to get it through the MOT (mainly on steering/suspension) and then another £4k at the start of 2012 with Chris Burton to get everything else done. A few other bits and pieces replaced since then; the car is used regularly. All receipts available.
Since then it's been pretty much trouble-free. Total mileage is just over 150k (it was around 144k when I bought it).
The bumpers have just been resprayed and the wheels refurbished, so it looks pristine. It's just had a new MOT and new rear tyres (the only advisory). You can see lots more photos of the car on Flickr; I can send a link if you contact me.
The only current issues are that the rear sunblind has broken again (not the motor but one of the fittings) and the headlining is coming a bit unstuck in a couple of places. I can get both of these fixed if the buyer wants; neither issue particularly bothers me at the moment. All the electrical items and aircon are working fine, and the car pulls like the proverbial train.
The 850i is a rare car, particularly with a high specification like mine. According to the main registry, it seems that 1,046 850i (or 850Ci) automatics were made for the UK market (or other Euro RHD markets). Of these, only 41 were granite silver (there were also 2 850 CSis in that colour). There were also only 31 UK 850is with black buffalo leather interior (of which I suspect not all had the sport seats and/or heated seat options). My car came with the following options/specification:
Code No. Description
223 ELECTRONIC DAMPER CONTROL (EDC)
245 STEERING COLUMN ADJUSTMENT ELEC
301 ALARM SYSTEMS
303 BURGLAR AL. WITH TILT ALARM SENSOR
401 SLIDING/VENT ROOF, ELECTRIC
428 WARNING TRIANGLE
459 SEAT ADJUSTM., ELECTR. W MEMORY F DRIVER
481 SPORT SEATS F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER
494 SEAT HEATING F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER
500 HEADLIGHT WASHER SYS/INTENSIVE CLEANING
528 AUTOMATIC AIR RECIRCULATION CONTROL(AUC)
537 PARK VENTILATION
676 HIFI LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM
687 RADIO PREPARATION
694 PREPARATION FOR CD CHANGER
812 ENGLAND VERSION
The car can be viewed in London NW3 or W1. Professional inspection welcome.
Thanks for reading this far!
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