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Remarkable BMW 840 Ci Sport

Luxury GT or Sports car? The fact is that the 840 Ci did both exceptionally well especially when blended with the Sport pack. The car truly was an awesome all-rounder. A stunning long distance GT car that still gave the enthusiast owner an exciting sporty drive. Very clever really and I don’t think any of us realised just how good it was when launched. We were all guilty of living in the shadow of the 6 series especially the M635. It was also great to see a pillarless coupe again from BMW, something the 6 series sadly missed.

BMW wanted to reach out to an entirely new customer base with the E31. A new level of luxury and driver comfort in a sporty GT was aimed at the truly high end luxury market. The 8 was BMWs flagship for a decade.

Of all the E31 models the 840 had to be the best all-rounder of the bunch. The compact V8 enhanced the driver experience still further.

This example is the later 4.4 litre version which gave increased torque and improved fuel economy. Launched in January 1995, only 3075 cars were produced. Packing 286 bhp and 420 Nm of torque. This luxurious GT was propelled to 60 mph in just 7 seconds with the automatic gearbox.

This is without a doubt the best example 840 CI we have seen for a very long time. The underside of the car is simply amazing and in 'as new' condition. We have very carefully cleaned the underside to ensure the lucky new owner can see just how stunning she is. The car is 100% original, unrestored in anyway, never welded, all original paint, the underside is as new and still features all the original fuel and brake pipes.

The interior is 'as new' throughout and would appear to have never been sat in. The cockpit still has that new car smell. The car has been stored in the same heated garage since she was 6 months old. Not ever driven once in the winter as the owners lived in South Africa during the cold months and therefore salt has never damaged the underside bodywork, pipes or suspension components.

This has helped preserve what can only be described as an as close to new 840 CI Sport that one could possibly find.

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