A pristine E31 BMW 840Ci with only 28,783 miles and two owners from new.
Crumple zones front and rear, integrated side impact protection, airbag for driver and passenger, automatic stability control + Traction (ASC+T), constant-pressure screen wiper system, intermittent wipe related to road speed, green heat-insulating glass, ellipsoid headlamp and foglamps, pop-up headlights, electrically operated sliding roof/vent, remote central locking, electric windows all-round, automatic air-conditioning, chrome plated door cut out embellishment, first aid kit, electrically adjustable front seats with driver memory function, multi-information display, on-board computer, BMW Business stereo system. Factory options; Light alloy two-piece wheel in cross spoke styling, Servotronic Power Steering, headlamp cleaning system with intensive cleaner, graduated tint front and rear screens, sports seats. Dealer options; Tailored carpet mats.
This phenomenal example has covered an incredibly low 28,783 fully verified miles from new with just two private owners. Finished in desirable Bright Red, (Code 314), the paintwork boasts a spectacular gleaming shine and near flawless uniform finish. The factory panels are arrow straight and the underside is clean and allows easy inspection of the excellent structural integrity. All trim sections and badges are in excellent order and BMW main dealer number plates are fitted along with all factory glass showing the security stickers. There is slight delamination to the edges of the rear screen. The iconic lines and sports car features such as the perfect pop-up headlights are sure to delight those appreciative of 1990’s grand-touring perfection. This is an outstanding cherished example.
This stunning flagship, and very expensive when new BMW, boasts a preserved interior commensurate with the super low mileage and cosseted ownership. The upholstery including the factory optional sports front seats are swathed in sumptuous Black Leather, (Code M5SW), which is in exceptional condition with virtually wear free leather facings and firm shapely bolsters. Full electric and memory seats can be enjoyed with the tilt function compensating for partially inoperative height adjustment. Carpets have been protected from new by BMW tailored velour over mats and the headlining is fully intact and clean. The fascia and interior trim are immaculate and the LCD displays are in perfect working order. The immaculate boot area neatly stores the original full toolkit, jack, warning triangle and unused spare wheel. The untouched first aid kit sits neatly in the compartment between the two rear buckets seats which are in pristine condition. The pinnacle of BMW design and build quality.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The immaculately clean engine bay complete with factory build sticker and labels is fitted with BMW’s V8 light-alloy power unit displacing 3982cc and developing a power output of 286bhp. Impressive performance credentials include 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds and a top speed electronically limited at 155mph! The no cost factory optional five-speed EH automatic transmission features sport, economy and winter programs and suits this ultimate driving machine superbly.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Fitted as a factory upgrade, the 17in Light alloy two-piece wheel in cross spoke styling are in perfect order having undergone in June 2021 a professional refurbishment at a cost of over £1,000 and to include the correct polished outer rim and brand-new rim bolts as well as brand new genuine BMW centre caps. Furthermore, matching premium brand Uniroyal tyres of size 235/45 ZR17 front and 255/40 ZR17 rear have been fitted new in June 2021. The spare wheel remains shod in the factory fitted Uniroyal Tyre. The braking and driver assistance systems incorporate anti-lock braking system (ABS) and automatic stability control + Traction (ASC+T) to offer superb stability and stopping power, however, a firm application of the brake pedal is a trait BMW E31 owners are familiar with!
Supplied new by Main Dealer, Castle BMW of York, the car was registered new on 5th May 1995 and has enjoyed just two owners and covered a mere 28,783 miles from new. First owner, Mr Wadey, registered the car in his business name before transferring ownership to himself upon retirement. Mr Wadey owned the car for almost 26 years until in February 2021 the car was registered to second owner, Mr Lawson.
A comprehensive history file accompanies this stunning example with the original BMW leather wallet housing absolutely all handbooks, guides and dealership point of sale literature as well as the service book containing seven BMW Main Dealer stamped entries. The corresponding BMW Main Dealer service invoices and check sheets have been kept and further invoiced servicing from an independent BMW specialists, not stamped, includes the most recent major service carried out in March 2021 at 28,678 miles. A file of MOT certificates date back to the very first in 1998 to further verify the low mileage and even the original order form/hire purchase agreement, PDI check list and running in inspection sheet have been kept. This vehicle cost a whopping £55,337.36 and incurred monthly payments of £1,537 when new! There are three BMW keys plus the master blade on BMW leather key fobs as well as an original 8-Series sales brochure and price list pamphlet. An old BMW tax disc holder contains expired tax discs and previous V5 documents trace ownership. The service indicator displays a full complement of green lights and this outstanding example requires nothing more than a new owner to enjoy and appreciate!
MOT June 2022, HPI Clear.