For Sale: 1997 BMW 8 Series in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1997 BMW 850ci - 5.4L V12 - Automatic Transmission - 144k Miles - Black Over Black Interior - California Car - Custom Sound System (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1993 BMW 850ci on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all of the more than 190 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to the BMW's Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Sexy fit and finish, smooth power, stunning good looks �€" Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, June 1991 Car and Driver's competitor, Motor Trend, enumerated many of the 850's appealing traits: The 850i* was a technological showcase, boasting cutting-edge luxury features such as remote keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, a power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, a twelve-speaker stereo, and windows that automatically closed at high speeds. An active five-link rear suspension helped steer the 850i at the limit, and an early form of electronic stability control helped keep the big coupe on course. Under the hood, an aluminum-block, 5.0-liter V-12 used the industry's only drive-by-wire electronic throttles and was attached to one of the world's first six-speed manual transmissions. (*Note: the 850ci designation-the c added for coupe-was first introduced on otherwise unchanged 1993 models.) Offered here is a 1997 BMW 850ci in black over black. The car's current odometer reading is 144,551 miles, fewer than 6,000 miles per-year on average since new. The included Carfax history reveals a salvage title first issued in 2007 following a serious accident with damage, but no airbag deployment. That salvage title notation continued on the car until recently. But the BMW traveled some 70,000 miles and underwent regular maintenance and routine state inspections since the accident and comprehensive professional repairs were completed. The black exterior paint is uniform, glossy, unfaded, and very appealing. The color was a perfect, timeless choice on the luxury-coupe model. The bespoke boxed fenders in particular are highlighted by the color. Body-color panels on the prop-up headlights and the bespoke hood through which they rise show well. There are no dings, dents, scrapes or other significant damage on any sheet metal or other body panel. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Black trim on the door handles, rear fascia, body-side strip, front chin spoiler, grille inserts, quad exhaust tips, rear diffuser, and window surrounds is similarly fresh-looking and well-maintained. The tasteful factory badging-a BMW-logo emblem in front and back-remains properly mounted, augmented with rear Alpina and 850ci badges in chrome and Italy and Germany aftermarket badges. Side V12 factory badging in black is augmented with BMW M Sport and Germany aftermarket badges. Cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and free of damage, cracks, or fading. Factory 5-split-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels in black are free of curb rash and feature BMW-logo center caps. Pirelli® P-Zero 235/35 Z-rated performance tires are mounted. Inside, the car's outstanding presentation, free of significant wear or any damage, continues. Black leather seat upholstery (in a pleasing, broad-horizontal pattern with ample bolstering and red deviated stitching) on the front and rear seats (separated by an ample console with rear custom audio speaker) shows very well, as does matching leather door and dashboard trim. Door-jamb step-over sills are unscarred, another reliable indication of meticulous owner care. Black premium cabin carpeting has been very well-maintained. Behind the updated black, 3-spoke, airbag steering wheel with Alcantara trimmed rim and yellow top-center stripe, the instrumen

Vehicle Details

  • 1997 BMW 8 Series
  • Listing ID: CC-1630545
  • Price: $37,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1997
  • Make:BMW
  • Model:8 Series
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:144551
  • Stock Number:22GKM276
  • VIN:WBAEG4326VCD05207
Listed By:
Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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