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1996 BMW 840 CI

Lot No.: 307

Registration: P272 VRE
Chassis Number: WBAEF82020CC66232
Engine Number: 51421347
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 4398
Year of Manufacture: 1996
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 16,042

 

  • Registered new in Guernsey 24/09/1996 by Jackson BMW with the registration number 11000
  • Two owners on Guernsey and one in the UK  First registered in the UK 01/12/16
  • 4-litre V8, 282bhp, 295lb-ft, 155mph, 0-60 in 6.5secs. Five-speed automatic. Rear-wheel steer
  • Looks fabulous in Brilliant Red with a sumptuous Dark Grey leather interior 
  • Current mileage 43,351. MOT valid until 11/07/19
  • Original Service Book and handbooks present together with its spare key

Built between 1989 and 1999, the BMW 8-Series was offered with a V8 or V12 engine and whilst commonly thought to be a successor to the 6-Series models it was, in fact, a new series entirely designed to be BMW's 'flagship' and thus command a premium price with looks and performance to match. The 840Ci was produced with two different engines the first of which was a 4-litre V8 M60B40 unit producing 286bhp and fitted from 1993 to late 1995. This was later changed to a new 4.4-litre V8 M60B40 unit which produced the same power output but had significantly better torque. Available with a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox, the only external distinguishing features from the earlier V12 models were the quad round exhausts. As well as stupendous performance - 0-60mph in around 5.8 seconds and an electronically limited maximum speed of 155mph - the 8-Series offered the latest in suspension technology, featuring computerised monitoring and adjustment of damper settings, and some rear-wheel steering. Reportedly 3,075 examples of the 4.4-litre V8 BMW 840 Ci had found homes when production finished in May 1999. 

This lovely example is finished in Brilliant Red with a Dark Grey leather interior and was registered new on the island of Guernsey on 24/09/1996 by Jackson BMW with the registration number 11000. It arrived in England on 1/12/2016 and has been enjoyed by three previous owners, two in Guernsey and one over here. The current indicated mileage is 43,351 and the MOT is valid until 11/07/19. The original Service Book and handbooks are present together with its spare key.

Service history below:

First serviced at Jacksons 23/01/98 - 4,876 Miles, Jacksons 13/04/99 - 6,880 Miles, Jacksons 26/04/00 - 10565 Miles, Jacksons 08/06/01 - 14,825 Miles, Jacksons 19/08/02 - 21,592 Miles, Specialist BMW 29/03/04 -26,904 Miles, Specialist BMW 21/08/05 - 29,133 Miles, Specialist 04/12/06 32,269 Miles, Specialist 31/09/07 34,729 Miles, Specialist 17/05/11 40,772 Miles, Specialist 06/01/16 42,616 Miles, First service in UK Independent 14/07/18 43,335 Miles.

We understand the car is in lovely condition and mechanically sound. The original wheels will also be supplied with the car 

Although out of production for almost 20 years, the 8-Series was blessed with classically proportioned, understated, and essentially timeless styling that has not dated, and these beautiful and exclusive Gran Turismos still look modern today.