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1994 BMW 8-Series Historic BMW 8-Series 840Ci

Make: BMW
Model: 8-Series
Type: Hardtop Coupe
Trim: Historic BMW 8-Series 840Ci
Year: 1994
Mileage: 80,458
VIN: WBAEF6328RCC89323
Color: Red
Engine: 4.0 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Beige
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Alpharetta, Georgia, United States

Description for BMW 8-Series 1994



GENERAL BACKGROUND...when BMW introduced the 8 Series in 1989 it was the result of a nearly $1 Billion investment, using the very latest CAD (Computer Aided Design) methods. This resulted in a stylish super-coupe with a drag coefficient of 0.29 - due in part to the unmistakable M1 front-end influence. The pillar-less design is especially handsome. With dual overhead camshafts, all-aluminum construction, and electronic fuel controls – the 840’s V8 engine was at the height of sophistication at the time.

OWN A WORLD-CLASS GRAND TOURER FOR THE PRICE OF A USED MINIVAN…in 1994, the list price of this car was $68,100. That is the same as $117,384 in 2018 dollars. Most importantly - this car is styled, engineered, and built like a $117,384 car. It is one of the few extraordinary bargains you will find among modern-day classics, making it a great collectible automotive investment.

SEE THE VIDEO… you will find a brief video of this car in action on YouTube. Just search: Exquisite & Pampered 1994 BMW 840Ci FOR SALE in Georgia

BRIEF HISTORY OF THIS CAR… purchased new at John Roberts BMW, Inc. in Dallas on April 9, 1994 - the car has led a pampered life with the original Bill of Sale and many other maintenance documents neatly preserved in protective plastic sleeves and assembled into a binder (shown). It’s obvious that each of the car’s successive owners cherished the car. The current and preceding owners are both members of the same Atlanta-based classic car club, where the car has been admired for many years. The sole reason that it is up for sale, is that a new BMW is on its way, and garage space is limited.

Particularly stunning, is that we see no evidence of any re-painting on the car. The finish would be exceptional for a late-model BMW…but is truly amazing for a 24-year old car. Standing at even a close distance, the car will give a near-new impression. There is only slight evidence “here and there” of the patina of age and respectful use.

Note the little signs of special care too...like the immaculate Trunk Tool Kit, and the clever Rechargeable BMW Flashlight that plugs-in/mounts in the glove compartment (strictly a novelty...as the rechargeable capability ceased many years ago).


  • Engine: V8, aluminum block/heads, dual overhead camshafts w/32V
  • Displacement: 4.0 liters/243 cid
  • Bore & Stroke: 3.5 x 3.15 inches
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Horsepower: 282 @ 5800 RPM
  • Torque: 350-lbs f. @ 2000 RPM, 295 lbs ft @ 4500 RPM
  • Main Bearings: 5
  • Transmission: 5-speed Automatic w/Overdrive
  • Steering: Recirculating Ball
  • Brakes: Four-wheel Disk
  • Wheelbase: 106 inches
  • Overall Length: 188 inches
  • Overall Width: 73 inches
  • Overall Height: 53 inches
  • Curb Weight: 4,130 lbs
  • 0-60 MPH: 7.5 seconds
  • Top Speed: 155MPH (limited)
  • MPG: 15 city/22 highway
  • 1994 Production for North America: 502


  • #241 Air Bags for Driver & Passenger
  • #245 Electric Steering Column Adjustment
  • #431 Interior RR VW Mirror w/Automatic Anti-Glare
  • #488 Lumbar Support Driver/Front Passenger
  • #640 Car Telephone Preparation
  • #686 Diversity-Function Aerial
  • #694 Preparation for CD Changer/CD Changer installed
  • #925 Shipment Protection Package

RECENT MAINTENANCE… the car has been so well cared for, that repair needs have been infrequent, but a new starter motor has been installed (8/4/17 $686.48), as well as a new brake accumulator (8/14/18 $1131.11).

AS A COLLECTIBLE CAR INVESTMENT… I cannot think of another original (i.e. unrestored) example of a 24 year old car that looks so good. As an example, I have owned a 1965 Thunderbird convertible for 31 years…and it reliably wins a Senior First Place award at Vintage Thunderbird Club International meets. However, it was only 22 years old when I bought it in 1987 and though in good shape back then, it was not even close to the condition of this BMW at that time. Appreciation for the T’Bird convertible has gone from the $4500 acquisition cost to a current NADA Classic value of over $70,000. The point here, is that you are “getting in” at the right time for potential long-term appreciation with an extremely fine and desirable original car.

OPERATIONAL REPORT... the car drives beautifully with nice cold A/C. We tested everything we could think of, and found nothing amiss during the photo-session. The only known quirks are: 1) that sometimes the quick “express” function for the power windows may not engage…though the windows power up/down very well, and 2) sometimes a few of the clock’s digital segments may not illuminate. Finally, the car is definitely not for introverts, because you will be noticed everywhere you go with smiles, thumbs-up, and many questions. People don’t always know the year or model, but they know it’s a really rare and special BMW – and they like it!

LOCATION: Alpharetta, GA, (approx. 27 miles from Atlanta)

THE FIRST 12 PICTURESwill give you a general overview of the 840Ci, but if you are seriously interested...please be sure to look at ALL 100+ images because we want you to see everything.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING...TO SEE ALL THE IMAGES:There are over 100 images that will show the car in great detail. BUT, to see ALL of the images, you MUST place your cursor DIRECTLY ON an image...and then scroll gently ALL the way to the bottom (be sure to allow time for all the images to load).CAUTION: If you use the scroll bar to the FAR right of your screen - OR, the "Click to View Image Album" feature - you will NOT be able to see all the images!
Over 3,000 TRANSACTIONS WITH HAPPY PEOPLE!As of the date of this listing, we've had over 3,000 transactions (both BuyingandSelling) on eBay without a single complaint. One of the keys to our success is to showlargerandmoreimages than almost any other eBay listing...so you canclearlysee what you are getting. We also give a very detailed description of the car...not just a couple sentences like many listings.

QUESTIONS?...after reviewing ALL the images and reading the entire description, please call Jim Murphy if you have any questions: 706-429-7924

PAYMENT DETAILS: Payment is due within 2-business days of auction's end via Bank to Bank wire transfer.

INTERNATIONAL BIDDERSare welcome, but MUST adhere to the SAME Payment Terms detailed above and also make all arrangements for the pick-up and importation of the Vehicle into the Buyer's country.
ABOUT ME:I am an avid Classic Car enthusiast. After retiring from 30 years of Sales & Marketing in a Global 100 company, I began buying and selling Classic Cars and Collectibles as a collector, and also market collectible/investment vehicles for friends, fellow enthusiasts, and other clientele. This classic is owned by a friend and fellow classic car enthusiast.
Please Note: as of this date, we have had over 3,000 eBay transactions with 100% Positive Feedback...this includes the sale of many Classic Cars to Buyers all over the world, including Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Australia, Russia, Canada, Japan and throughout the United States.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENT & FINAL REMARKS:A Bill of Sale, Georgia Registration document, and Title will be provided to the buyer.

This Vehicle is sold strictly as-shown and on a final as-is basis without any warranties expressed or implied due to age. Even the very best modern-day classics such as this will require additional maintenance and service - often without warning. Therefore, please expect to continue -as the new owner and caretaker of this very fine car- to perform additional maintenance and repairs. We hope that you are able to enjoy the car without the need for an immediate repair - but understand that this indeed could be found necessary. As seasoned collectors know, every time you start (or attempt to start) a classic car is a new experience...it could be a wonderful ride, or a new repair to undertake. That is the nature of the hobby, and this car (or any classic car) should not be purchased if you are not prepared for this reality. We have presented the car accurately to the best of our ability, but oversights are possible. Therefore -beforethe auction's end - bidders are welcome to examine the vehicle in person. All sales are final.

Finally, we remind you to be sure to review ALL the images and ALL the captions for this classic, at the leftbecause - in addition to this description - they relate important information too!

QUESTIONS?...after reviewing ALL the images and reading the entire description, please call Jim Murphy if you have any questions: 706-429-7924


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