The Pick of the Day is a fast and stylish cross-country GT
Here’s another future classic that’s been gaining in appreciation as a younger crop of collectors surges into the classic car market.
The Pick of the Day is a 1992 BMW 850i coupe, the German marque’s gorgeously styled grand touring halo car powered by a high-performance V12 engine.
This 850i boasts its original silver paint that looks to be in very nice condition, with its original factory alloy wheels, the desirable sunroof and a gray leather interior. The 79,000 miles showing in the odometer are original, according to the Denver, Colorado, dealer advertising the coupe on ClassicCars.com.
The 850i, with the designation of E31, was designed as a fast cross-country luxury tourer with all the amenities of the day, designed to go up against other pricey 12-cylinder GTs from Germany, Italy and the UK. The engine, which produces a silky-smooth 296 horsepower, is hooked up with a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The well-preserved Bimmer has received dealership maintenance throughout its life, is garage kept and has had no accidents or other issues, the dealer says, and includes full documentation. Everything is original and in working order, including the audio system, according to the ad.
While later 850s were powered by BMW’s V8 engine, the V12 versions have a strong bragging-rights appeal for collectors, and values for these cars in good to excellent condition shot up last year.
The asking price for this original survivor is $18,900, which seems like a decent price for a desirable and drivable classic that appears destined for a strong future as a collector car.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.5 comments