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  • BMW 850i 1991 (H) Silver

    Description

    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
    416 SUNBLINDS
    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!

    Specification

    • Type -

      Coupe

    • Year -

      1991

    • Basic colour -

      Silver

    • Colour name -

    • Transmission -

      Automatic

    • Orientation -

      Right Hand Drive

    • Trim -

      Leather

    • Wheels -

      Alloy

    £ 4,750


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