BaT Auction: 1992 BMW 850i 6-Speed

This 1992 BMW 850i is finished in blue over beige leather and powered by an overhauled 5.0-liter V12 paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The car was first registered in New Jersey and relocated to California in 1996 where it was sold on BaT in August 2017 and acquired by the seller in 2020. Equipment includes 19″ Alpina wheels, Bilstein coilovers, an AP Racing big brake kit, a sunroof, power-adjustable and heated front seats, an onboard computer, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a factory cassette stereo. This E31 indicates just over 172k miles and is offered with service records, a Carfax report, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

1992 BMW 850i 6-Speed

The car is finished in Mauritius Blue (287) and features pop-up headlights, integrated fog lamps, a sunroof, and quad exhaust outlets. The Carfax report indicates damage occurred to the right front of the vehicle in August 2003, though no additional details are supplied. The front and rear bumper covers were refinished during previous ownership. A front license plate delete molding and an 850i badge are included in the sale.

1992 BMW 850i 6-Speed

19″ Alpina wheels wear 245/35 and 275/30 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires that were mounted in 2017. Bilstein coilovers and an AP Racing Pro 5000+ big brake kit were fitted during previous ownership. Stainless steel brake lines were installed in 2017, and the control arms and bushings were replaced in 2018 along with the brake master cylinder.

1992 BMW 850i 6-Speed

The cabin is trimmed in Light Parchment leather (0358) with a matching lower dash, door panel inserts, and carpets. Amenities include power-adjustable and heated front seats, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, an onboard computer, and a factory cassette player.

1992 BMW 850i 6-Speed

Instrumentation consists of an overlapping tachometer and a 180-mph speedometer along with gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The digital odometer indicates just over 172k miles, of which approximately 400 have been added by the seller.

1992 BMW 850i 6-Speed

The 5.0-liter M70 V12 was overhauled by Avus Autosport of Glendale, California in 2018 with replacement rod bearings, timing chain and tensioner, slide rail, timing cover gaskets, head gaskets, various seals and O-rings, and oxygen sensors. A new alternator was installed in April 2020. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.

1992 BMW 850i 6-Speed

The June 2020 Carfax report shows the aforementioned 2003 damage and lists emissions testing, registration, and service history in New Jersey and California. The seller notes that the car is currently registered as planned non-operation in the state of California.

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