I’m not afraid of high mile vehicles, particularly if they are from a known breed that survives into the triple digits without costing the owner his lunch each year in maintenance. The BMW 850 fits in that category of expensive to own, but not Ferrari ridiculous, andthe idea of scoring a deal on a low mile V12 powered BMW is compelling..but you have to wonder if a low mile V12 that hasn’t been driven is scarier than a high mile 850ci…I dunno, but the car collecting hobby has turned into stamp collecting these days and this will probably be worth more than the current ask if you just kept it in your garage for a decade and drove it once a week. Find this 1996 BMW 850Ci offered for $17,000 in San Rafael, CA via craigslist.
How bad can it be? Where is the nearest BMW dealer? What is an electric throttle? What is an electron? No these are not the answers to the latest Jeopardy quiz — they are, unfortunately, the things you NEVER want to say after buying a V12 BMW that has sat for at least the last […]
The 1990 release of the E31 850ci was BMW’s response to decades of Mercedes SL luxury sport coupes, but it featured a V12 engine and a raked Klaus Kapitza design that looked like the future when released. I think the 850ci still makes a statement on the road today as long as some part of […]
The seller of this next car states in a simple sentence: O2 sensors have been cut by previous owner so the car could use a tune up it’s running rich. Umm…BMW V12s never need a simple tune up, they need a few thousand dollars of tune up time at a BMW specialist and they run […]