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1993 BMW 850 Ci

£29,500

 

Location: London, England

Chassis: WBAEG220X0CB58029

Registration No: WE1772

Engine: V12 4,988cc

Transmission: Four-Speed Automatic

Mileage: 106,254 Miles

Colour: Sterling Silver

Left Hand Drive

 

History of the BMW

The 8 Series was introduced in 1990 under the E31 model code and was only available as a two-door coupé. It is powered by a range of naturally aspirated V8 and V12 petrol engines. The E31 started production just as E24 6 Series production ended, however, it is not considered a direct successor.
Design work of the first generation E31 8 Series began in 1984, with the final design phase and production development starting in 1986. The car debuted at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show and was produced until 1999. The 8 Series was designed to move beyond the market of the original E24 6 Series, featuring greater performance and an increased price. The 8 Series was the first road car to offer a V12 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and was one of the first vehicles to be fitted with the electronic drive-by-wire throttle. The 8 Series was also among one of BMW's first cars to use a multi-link

The Car

Something a little different from the norm, both for us and BMW. A striking design that is considered to be one of the most beautiful BMW has been made by many. With that, it's a great pleasure to bring to market a BMW 850Ci E31 1993, fitted with the thundering M70 V 12 engine.

Highly specified with heated seats, rear blind, sports mode, and adaptable suspension. Finished in Sterling Silver over special order dark OX blood, this particular vehicle was first registered on the 12th January 1994 at McMillan BMW of Newmarket Auckland, New Zealand. The vehicle has predominantly spent its entire life in Auckland, aside from a short stint in 2006 where the vehicle resided in Christchurch and was maintained by the main dealer whilst there. A well-documented and highly maintained vehicle with a comprehensive dealer and independent specialist stamped service book till 2006 and then a host of invoices after this. The vehicle is also accompanied by a comprehensive dealer book pack, which includes warranty wording, service book, user manual, radio manual, dealer business cards, and even an accident repair brochure from BMW from the 90s along with an unopened BMW first-aid kit and a factory tool kit.

Recent work undertaken by the current owner includes replacement of all spark plugs, new Continental Max Contact 6 tyres, Control panel LCD screen replacement (known failure point), electronic driver's seat repair, new period correct stereo fitted with Bluetooth, full leather treatment, and body correction as well as the recent bodywork and detailed preparation.

DOCUMENTATION

Vehicle Details:
Vehicle Type: Passenger Car/Van
Seats: 5
CC Rating: 4,988cc
Fuel Type: Petrol
Assembly Type: Unknown
Country of Origin: Germany
Industry Class: PRIVATE
NZ First Registration: 12-Jan-1994

Vehicle Parts and Repairs Invoice
The Wheel of Parnell Ltd – 12/09/2003
- Service Change oil and filter
- Top up all fluids
- Full labor and lube service
- Check lights, belts, hoses, tires, brakes, exhaust, suspension, drop links, bags, filter
- Measure front disc
- Standard link replacement
- Spark plugs clean air filter
- Scan system for faults
- Road Test
- Service lamps
- Adjust Park brakes
Report
- Front disc pads
- Fitted possible lambda sensor or related wiring fault
- RH door check strap fault
- Break fluid needed for changing
- L/R tyre and rim impact damage – small
- L/R hub bag rumbling
- Coolant due for changing

J & D Van Den Berg – 07/22/2005
- Bush
- Wheel Alignment
- Labor for Replacement Bush L/R Top

BM Workshop Ltd – 06/09/2021
- Misfire
- Check condition of air filter and spark plugs
- Spark plugs worn; air filter serviceable
- Check resistance of oil high tension leads
- Replace spark plugs
- Check and adjust airflow meter, adjust mixture adaptions
- Add fuel injector cleaner to fuel tank
- Suggest car taken for long run to give injector cleaner chance to work through
- check over the vehicle
- Top up power steering fluid
- Minor play right rear wheel
- Minor play in steering rods/ idler arms
- Rear muffler removed
- Rear trailing arms minor wear
- Castor brushes starting to split
- All tires have worn on edges, steering wheel not straight
- Suggest alignment

Parts purchased
- Spark plug F8LCR same as FR8LC
- Petrol Injector Cleaner
- Oil Hydraulic CHF 11.1 Green
- Diagnostic Tester Fee

BM Workshop Ltd – 12/03/2020
- Send for wof
- Wof fails on tires replace all 4 tires
- After removing puzzle nuts, supply and fit new set of puzzle nuts #32
- Reverse lights not working
- Repair broken wiring to left rear reverse light in boot lid loom
- Take back for wof recheck and issue

Parts purchased
-WOF
- Continental Max Contact 6
- Puzzle Nut & Bolt Set (12x1.5)
- Bulb stop/indicator 21w
Consumable

Jordan Panelbeaters LTD – 03/12/2021
Remove and install
- Front bumper cover
- Front bumper strip & rebuild
- Rear bumper cover
- L/H Sill cover
Repair &Align
- Front bumper cover full reco
- Rear bumper cover full reco
- L/H sill cover
Refinish
- Front bumper cover
- Rear bumper cover
- L/H sill cover

Vehicle Safety Inspection
Vehicle Inspection New Zealand – 11/17/2006
- Vehicle safety inspection (Passed)
Vehicle Inspection New Zealand – 11/19/2009
- Vehicle safety inspection (Passed)
Vehicle Inspection New Zealand – 05/19/2010
- Vehicle safety inspection (Passed
NZ Transport Agency – 12/31/2011
- Renewal of motor vehicle license MR1
Vehicle Inspection New Zealand – 02/16/2012
- Vehicle safety inspection (Passed)
Vehicle Inspection New Zealand – 11/17/2018
- Vehicle safety inspection (Passed)

Service Record
02/10/1994 – 3,592 kms
08/24/1994 – 12, 320 kms
10/18/1995 – 25, 082 kms
12/09/1996 – 34,324 kms
Date not indicated – 44,176 kms
10/06/2000 – 56,521 kms
05/28/2001 – 67,985 kms
08/03/2002 – 81,560 kms
02/25/2003 – 93,620 kms
12/09/2003 – 106,871 kms
Date not indicated – 117,833 kms
Date not indicated – 131,181 kms
11/17/2005 – 141, 825 kms
07/18/2006 – 143,347kms

USEFUL LINKS

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