Last of the Sharks: 1997 BMW 840Ci E31

When I saw the model year for this next car, I thought it was a typo. Did BMW really produce their classic Miami-Vice styled E31 8-series all the way through the 1997 model year? Yes. Development started in 1981, production launched in 1989 and BMW pulled the E31 from the US market in 1997 with a total sales figure of 6920 cars (and they continued to sell them in Europe through 1999). Pop up headlights and OB2 isn’t a combination you see very often, but I like it! Find this 1997 BMW 840Ci E31 offered for $15,999 in Hercules, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1997 bmw 840ci
cylinders: 8 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 155500
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
Rare black on black 1997 840 V8 Automatic

•Excellent condition 840ci, engine runs strong and sounds healthy. 840
• 1 of 658 for the final year of the 840ci. •Factory steering wheel equipped with an airbag along with a passenger airbag.
•Dash with wood trim accents.
•4.4 Liter M62 V8 mated to a five-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.

Everything works –
[Heated seats
A/C Blows cold
Pop up headlights function
Sunroof 155k miles

See a better way to swim like a shark?