Highlights

  • 300bhp 5litre V12 with very rare LHD 6spd manual 
  • Popular Mauritius Blau over black leather 
  • Documented low mileage of 65,156 miles
  • Same family ownership from new 
  • Thick history file including original bill of sale 
  • MOT valid until November 2024

The Appeal

The E31 was a statement of intent, a shark-nosed technological tour de force to cement BMW’s marketplace position. No model was as technological or as forceful as the 5litre V12 850i that put 300bhp through the rear wheels. 
This 850i will likely appeal to enthusiasts. Sold new in Belgium, it is finished in popular Mauritius Blau with black leather. It was optioned from new with the very rare 6spd manual box. That was by the seller’s father - this low mileage car has been in the same family from new.
A thick history file confirms the low mileage and indicates ongoing care. Regular dry storage has kept the usage low and the condition high. It is sold with a MOT to November 2024 so is ready to use and enjoy. 



The History and Paperwork

  • Acquired by the seller's father on 24th June 1991 
  • Factory built LHD on 14th May 1991 
  • First UK registered on 01/08/1991
  • Imported to the UK shortly after being acquired by the seller’s father 
  • Original bill of sale and specification sheet 
  • Extensive handwritten notes recording early months including importation to UK
  • DVLA records two registered keepers 
  • Current keeper since 3rd April 2006 
  • We understand this car has always remained within the same family 
  • Inherited by the seller and kept in storage at parents' home
  • Regularly placed in dry storage throughout its life to preserve mileage and condition 
  • We are told it was last service in April 2021
  • Factory handbooks and stamped service book shown in photographs 
  • Thick history file of invoices, receipts and old MOTs 
  • MOT valid to 22nd November 2024 with 104,774kms showing and some advisories 
  • All photographs relating to our private numberplate XZ 69 it is on retention and not for sale



The Condition

  • Well kept car finished in Mauritius Blau with generally good paintwork 
  • Some minor marks, scuffs and shallow dents to note in photographs 
  • These include a crack/flake on the paintwork of the rear bumper
  • There are also two small dents on the driver’s door
  • Bodywork presents well with panels appearing well kept and accident free
  • Lattice-style 16in factory alloy wheels in very good condition with matching spare 
  • Fitted with Toyo Proxes tyres but with advisories to note for tyres on last MOT 
  • No structural advisories on last MOT 
  • Well kept high specification black leather interior with barely any wear 
  • There is some wear to driver’s bolster but it is light and could be rectified 
  • Reported to be fully working except driver’s side window 
  • There is a small mark on the headlining
  • Fitted with electric tilt/slide sunroof, cruise control and electric seats with heating and memory 
  • Factory standard interior but with latter Sony CD fitted
  • The trip computer digital readout is pixellated, a common problem 
  • We are also told that the steering wheel clicks when turned 



The Mechanics

  • Potent M50 V12 5litre 300bhp engine 
  • Rare 6spd manual gearbox 
  • Left hand drive
  • Original exhaust with quad exit pipes shows some deterioration 
  • Factory tool kit appears to be complete and well kept 
  • Last serviced in April 2021 with few miles since but may be worth servicing 
  • Some minor advisories for running gear on last MOT 
  • Reported to run and drive well with prolific performance 



BEFORE YOU BUY 
This sale is subject to the Car & Classic Terms and Conditions. By bidding and/or making an offer, you also agree to the following: 
The seller is registered as a private seller which means consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not come into effect. However, you are still covered by Car & Classic’s own Terms and Conditions.. 
We request that a non-refundable fee  be paid if you are the lucky winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted Please refer to our helpful FAQs and T&Cs for specific rates. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
We want a smooth transaction just as much as you do and as such we run all UK-registered cars and motorbikes for sale on Car & Classic through an online HPI check to verify that they show no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and have no finance owing, allowing you to bid with confidence. 
✓ We also check whether vehicles are recorded as being written off as part of an insurance total loss claim at the time an advert is placed on Car & Classic and we helpfully provide write-off category labels (Cat C/D/S/N) for your assistance. However, the presence or absence of a label does not guarantee the vehicle’s status and it is always worthwhile carrying out your own  full vehicle history check before making an offer on a vehicle. 
✓Buyers are responsible for vehicle collection 
or delivery. Importing vehicles may result in additional customs duties and import taxes so it’s worth checking beforehand.. If requested, we may refer you to a third-party shipping company who can help. For more details and to speak to the team, email [email protected] 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1991
  • Make BMW
  • Model 8 Series
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 104,859 Kilometres
  • Engine size 5000
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bedford
  • Location Bedfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
56 bids
  • m.•••• £18,250 18/06/24
  • Mb•••• £18,000 18/06/24
  • Mb•••• £17,750 18/06/24
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  • Mb•••• £17,499 18/06/24
  • m.•••• £17,250 18/06/24
  • m.•••• £17,000 18/06/24
  • Mb•••• £16,750 18/06/24
  • m.•••• £16,500 18/06/24
  • da•••• £16,250 18/06/24
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