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1997 BMW 840 Ci Sport

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£11,026

  • Mileage~94,844
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine4.4L
  • LocationHayes

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1997 BMW 840 Ci Sport

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Introduction

Darren Rungasamy
Automotive Editor, Photographer and Consigner

Comfort with V8 Power and all of the other virtues expected in a BMW package.

The 8-Series was the flagship model for BMW, acting as a halo model featuring the best technology available to the company. Powered by the later M62 V8 4.4-litre engine, the pillarless coupe with the distinctive pop-up headlamps still cuts a smart figure and holds its own today as a modern classic.

Spec'd new from BMW Altwood Maidenhead with the optional Aero Pack, this 1997 840 Ci Sport trim version benefits from the addition of uprated suspension and unique door mirrors and fully electric sports seats.

Finished in the rare and striking 'Hell Red' hue, it comes with good service history and a folder full of invoices.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Darren Rungasamy after meeting Waseem the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

That V8 burble, bulletproof build quality and distinctive styling - I just love it.

As a fan of BMWs, Waseem bought the car in Brighton back in 2014. Impressed with its paperwork and service history, he took a BMW specialist with him to inspect the car and they both agreed it was a wise investment. With the usual family, home commitments and other priorities, the car is being used less and less, so it's now being reluctantly placed on the market.

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Exterior

The striking red finish marks it out against other examples currently on sale - just look at how gorgeous it is.

Wheels and Tyres

The 17-inch M System II “Throwing Star” alloy wheels are in very good condition, with no significant kerb damage and they come complete with BMW dust caps.

The Falken tyres are all less than 7 years old and look to be in good condition with plenty of life in them and no uneven wear was observed.

Bodywork

The panelwork fits nicely across the car, with even panel gaps observed throughout. The doors all open and close well, with no obstructions with all hinges and struts up to the task.

The car is free from any significant dents asides from a minor ding below the off-side rear lamp, further marks are observed on the bumpers but nothing to distract the overall finish.

The underside, engine bay, door bottoms and boot well all look solid.

There is minor corrosion developing on the lower rear arches, but have yet to reach an advanced stage. The sunroof has minor signs of corrosion on the front edge but is fully functional.

Paint

The paint finish is good, with a decent shine and lustre throughout. The nose cone looks like it may have seen a repaint at some point and it is free from significant chip damage.

The door edges all look good too.

Glass and Trim

The glass is in good condition with no notable damage, with the glass and door rubbers all free from damage, suggesting no signs of water ingress.

Interior

Fully kitted with interior toys, it is also a sumptuously comfortable environment - this car was way ahead of its time.

Seats and Carpets

The upholstery has worn well with no damage or major issues and the grey really compliments the red exterior - giving this classic its 'modern' feel.

The driver's seat bolster suggests light use, with the rest of the leather seats in decent order with the expected signs of wear but with no rips or damage.

The footwell carpets are still protected by the original velour overmats, and are all in decent condition.

Dashboard

The switchgear is remarkably unworn, with the dials and controls all said to be operational. The dashboard, facia and binnacle are in good condition. The stereo player has been removed as it no longer works and will need to be replaced.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The M-stitched leather steering wheel has faded a little and the wear reflects the car's mileage but remains in good condition.

The gearstick is in good condition.

Mechanics

The later 4.4 engine is very much sought-after in today's buoyant market - arguably this is the one to have.

Engine and Gearbox

The engine fires up with no issues - the car reached temperature as expected with the fan remaining off. The 4.4-litre V8 ticks over well, with no unwanted noises, misfires, uneven notes and no evidence of leaks.

The electrics are good, although the battery might be a candidate for replacement.

The gearbox is said to perform well.

Suspension and Brakes

The car has seen some of the usual brake maintenance work in the past, with no immediate issues to its current function, although minor wear is flagged up as an advisory on the most recent MOT.

The calipers are all functional despite their low use, with no sticking or rubbing evident on our visit.

The suspension appears to be in good condition, a lower arm has been replaced in the past.

The Drive

Waseem tells us that the car rides nicely, with no clonks or knocks coming from the dampers or steering.

The steering is said to be tight too.

Electrics and Other

The retractable headlamps operate as expected, with no other reported issues by Waseem.

History and Paperwork

BMW service history up to 2008 and has only covered 12K since then - this car needs to be used and enjoyed.

The car comes with a comprehensive series of service stamps up to 2008, with less thereafter due to a slower rate of use of the car.

Invoices for work carried on on the sunroof, seats, MAF and Lambda sensor, brakes and a starter motor. Earlier work covers air conditioning repairs and alarm installation. Additionally, the car comes with a couple of the original adverts retained by previous owners, which all help to correlate the mileage and spec.

We have actioned our usual checks on the seller, V5 and the car is HPi clear.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
30-10-2020 MOT 94,831
07-03-2020 Service -
12-04-2019 MOT 94,808
18-04-2018 MOT 94,770
08-04-2017 MOT 94,534
18-04-2016 MOT 94,314
08-04-2015 MOT 93,544
05-04-2014 MOT 92,028
13-04-2013 MOT 91,300
26-03-2012 MOT 90,995
18-03-2011 MOT 88,888
03-03-2010 MOT 87,839
13-02-2009 MOT 85,912
07-04-2008 Service 82,970
08-02-2008 MOT 81,530
30-12-2006 MOT 78,239
10-06-2006 Service 72,639
16-12-2005 MOT 67,176
19-03-2003 Service 52,428
01-03-2002 Service 42,863
11-08-2001 Service 34,337
07-01-2000 Service 23,886
04-11-1998 Service 16,509
02-02-1998 Service 8,456
Key Details
  • Model840 Ci Sport
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date1997
  • CC4398
  • Mileage~94,844
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourRed
  • Interior ColourGrey
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WBAEF82050CC66497
  • Engine #5140501
  • Last Service07-03-2020
  • RestoredNo
  • MOTYes Exp. 29-10-2021
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • Former Keepers5
  • Tyre BrandFalken
  • Tyre Age2014/2015
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned7 years
  • Key FeatureCondition & Specification







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£10,402 bid by 840ci 20.07.2021 @ 19:00:07
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£10,201 bid by RossB 20.07.2021 @ 18:55:08
£10,000 bid by 840ci 20.07.2021 @ 18:51:16
£9,701 bid by RossB 20.07.2021 @ 18:48:17
£9,500 bid by andrewobrien 20.07.2021 @ 18:41:40
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£9,000 bid by andrewobrien 20.07.2021 @ 18:08:37
£8,701 bid by RossB 20.07.2021 @ 18:03:17
£8,500 bid by andrewobrien 20.07.2021 @ 15:58:02
£8,201 bid by RossB 20.07.2021 @ 15:52:48
£8,000 bid by andrewobrien 19.07.2021 @ 18:28:57
£7,500 bid by richsarge61 19.07.2021 @ 15:36:24
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£6,600 bid by ecc123 17.07.2021 @ 22:20:32
£6,000 bid by 840ci 17.07.2021 @ 21:13:47
£5,300 bid by zeeopel 17.07.2021 @ 21:10:39
Mubasher
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Mubasher

Hi Waseem what major works have you had done on this car and is it smooth for long distance?

Waseem quazi
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Waseem quazi

I have not done any major work on her only wing mirrors and rear bonnet been re sprayed and general oil change never had a problem with long journeys but she hasn’t been on a long journey for couple years now but I don’t see why she wouldn’t be smooth it a beautiful v8

Waseem quazi
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Waseem quazi

Also now I have a couple of little kids running around just don’t have time for her she needs a owner who is gonna use her how she should be used

Mike Lord
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Mike Lord

Hi Waseem
Can I come to view the car please?

Waseem quazi
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Waseem quazi

Yes off course I can only do this Sunday this week e mail me privately

£5,050 bid by ecc123 15.07.2021 @ 18:30:02
Karl Krawiec
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Karl Krawiec

Could you provide driver seat picture in with no seat belt please? Thanks

Waseem quazi
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Waseem quazi

I cant attach any photos on here pls send me your email and I will send it to you on there

Waseem quazi
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Waseem quazi

I cant attach any photos on here pls send me your email and l will send it to you on there

Karl
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Karl

Could you provide driver seat picture in with no seat belt please? Thanks

Ross Berkeley
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Ross Berkeley

Hi There,

Hi. Very nice car Could you please confirm the condition of the underneath. How much rust is present. Would welding be required?

Many thanks

Waseem quazi
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Waseem quazi

Hi ross

The underneath is quite clean rust is on the sunroof area which u would expect with the age and arches are in pretty good nik considering age

Ross Berkeley
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Ross Berkeley

Hi There,

Hi. Very nice 840. Could you please confirm the condition of the underneath. How much rust is present. Would welding be required?

Many thanks

Waseem quazi
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Waseem quazi

Thank you
There is slight corrosion on the fuel pipes which is mentioned in the mot

Ross Berkeley
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Ross Berkeley

Hi There,

Very nice 840. Could you please confirm the condition of the underneath. How much rust is present. Would welding be required?

Many thanks

£4,701 bid by zeeopel 15.07.2021 @ 01:00:19
£4,500 bid by ecc123 14.07.2021 @ 16:32:11
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