1997 BMW 840CI

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AUCTION DETAILS
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Auction ID
#40133
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  • VEHICLE DETAILS

    Category
    Model
    840CI
    Trans.
    Automatic
    Reg. Date
    1997
    CC
    4.4L
    Mileage
    146,000
    History
    Good
    Colour
    Silver
    Interior Colour
    Grey
    Interior Trim
    Leather
    Chassis #
    WBAEF82010CC66500
    Engine #
    50501496
    Former Keepers
    4
    LHD or RHD
    RHD
    Vehicle Visited
    Yes
    Sale Type
    Private
    Owned
    3 years
    Key Feature
    4.4L
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AUCTION CLOSED

NOW SOLD £8,000 all inc.

This lovely late model BMW 840CI, with the larger 4.4L engine. It was owned by Kandice’s father, and with him having passed away recently, she is now looking to sell the car.

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Recent Buyer Review – Simon Welsh on 1st May “Found my ideal 90’s sports car on Trade Classics. Living in Bournemouth and the car being in the Midlands I relied heavily on the advert, photos and videos.

On picking the car up I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was as it had been described. So I got straight into it and drove home. What a drive put a smile on my face.

Thanks very much Trade Classics and I’m now looking out for my next classic to add to the collection.”.

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THE CAR & KANDICE

This car belonged to to Kandice’s father, who purchased the car in 2016. He recently passed away and so Kandice is looking to sell the car.

Her father, Guy, was definitely a classic car nut, and was lucky enough to own a Jaguar XK140 along with a classic Mercedes at one point too. He used to attend classic car shows, particularly with his XK140. From what Kandice tells us, cars certainly were one of his passions.

From the paperwork that Kandice has found with the car, it has been maintained with BMW in her fathers ownership, and the car come with an MOT until February 2020.

 

EXTERIOR

This car is finished in Silver, a really striking design exterior design that still catches peoples eyes and looks fresh today.

Wheels & Tyres
17inch BMW two-piece alloy wheels that were an option on the 8 series are fitted. They present in good condition along with the tyres. Check the photographs for the detailed view.

Bodywork
The shut-lines and panel gaps on this car all look great. Although a 2 door coupe, the 8 series is a big car. On our visit, we noticed some small areas on rust on the bottom corner of the doors, a small spot on the sunroof, and on the corner of the rear wheel arches. Watch the detailed video review to see.

Paint
Finished in silver, the car looked stunning in the summer sun. The paint finish and quality across the car was even. The car has a number of scratches and chips on the body, that look to be a result of parking etc. For example, on the wing mirrors. Take a look at the images and video to see all the details.

Glass and Trim
The glass and trim on this car are in line with the cars age. Generally in good condition, the glass is suffering from some slight delamination in the corners where a black vinyl is coming away, and some discolouration on the roof rack mounting points. Take a look at the video review to see these elements in detail.

 

INTERIOR

Finished in a range of grey shades, the interior is in really good condition, everything looks really smart and clean.

Seats and Carpets
The leather on the seats is in good condition, not the usual wear you might expect on the drivers seat bolsters etc. The carpets also are in good condition. Take a look at the images.

Dashboard
Everything looks really good on the dash, all the dials and the trim look great.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Both the steering wheel and leather wrapped automatic gearstick look great. No issues to report from our visit, take a look at the video review for the details.

 

MECHANICS

This car features a 4.4L version of BMWs M62 V8 engine. The bigger version, although it had the same power output, had much better fuel economy and torque than the original 4.0L that went in to the earlier versions.

Engine and Gearbox
We took the car on a drive around the local area to put it through its paces. It warmed up to temperature without issue, and propelled us along going through the automatic gears smoothly.

Suspension and Brakes
On the short drive, Kandice brake tested the car for us, no issues to report. The ride was also very comfortable, watch the video to see and listen to the knock and rattle free drive we had.

The Drive
A quick blast on the local roads where we were able to test the acceleration and general ride of the car.

Electrics and Other
Kandice tells us that everything works on the car as it should do. As Kandice mentions in her video interview, the car has an MOT advisory to do with the exhaust, you can see the drivers side exhausts have some corrosion, take a look at the images.

 

HISTORY

The car comes with an extensive history file of previous MOT’s and receipts that help substantiate the mileage, along with the service book – all of which are included in the images below.

The car is showing just over 146,000 miles as of 02.09.2019.

HPi Check Results
– Kandice assures us the car is HPi clear – our own check is in progress.

 

OUR SUMMARY

The 8 Series is maturing nicely and moving from ‘modern’ to ‘proper’ classic status with every year that goes by.

This 840i with its later 4.4L V8 engine is a really nice GT. Fully loaded with electric seats, windows, sunroof, climate control, heated seats, stereo, you can cruise along listening to the burble of the V8 in absolute luxury.

Flip the semi-automatic gearbox in to manual mode, and you can have some fun and feel in control on the twisty country lanes too. The car presents itself in great condition for its age and mileage, and the next owner is sure to enjoy it for years to come.

 

WRITER

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

If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Kandice will receive a notification and will reply as soon as she can.



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BID HISTORY
UsernameBid AmountDate MadeWinner
drivenclassics£7,750.0019-Sep-2019 19:31:32 
Summerdog£7,000.0019-Sep-2019 18:42:04 
drivenclassics£6,000.0019-Sep-2019 08:53:56 
Summerdog£4,000.0018-Sep-2019 09:04:02 
jmrw£1,200.0012-Sep-2019 18:09:26 

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David

Hi,
I would like to try to negotiate a deal, before looking for a different car. How does the process work from here?

KandiceB
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KandiceB

Hi David,

I will ask someone from tradeclassics to contact you today so we can negotiate.
Look forward to speaking further.

Kandice

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KandiceB

How fitting that today would of been/is my Dad’s birthday ? Happy Bidding

David
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David

Hi,
Sorry for your loss.
The car looks good. I noticed in one of the pictures that the car has an Irish number plate, do you know if that makes any difference when registering the car in the UK. Thanks

andrew lawson
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andrew lawson

Sorry for your loss Kandice my deepest sympathy, kind wishes Andrew

Michael
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Michael

What a stunning example in a cracking color combination and spec. Everything as it should be, all original.

The wheels alone are now extremely rare.

I wish my 8 was as nice as this one!

Adam
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Adam

It is really lovely Mike – isn’t it photogenic… Darren took some awesome shots.

Mike
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Mike

Absolutely. The colour combination, with those rare wheels really do make it the poster car for the classic 8 series.