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1994 BMW 8-Series E31 850CSI

1994 BMW 8-Series CSI

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    Encino, California, United States
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    5.6L Gas V12
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    Left-hand drive
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    Driver Airbag
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  • Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
    CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof


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Hi Folks.

Alec Cartio, BMW 8-Series specialist here once again with another amazing example of a BMW 850CSi, number 125 of 225 made for USA.

This 1994 BMW 850CSi is the only US-CSi in the country with White on Black combination, officially brought to USA by BMW AG. This 1994 version of the car currently with 106000 original miles on it has a very interesting background. It is believed to have originally been owned by Baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners, which he bought brand new from a BMW dealership in Seattle, Washington. Ken is a fairly big guy and fitting in the car was a bit difficult. In addition to that, he also wasn't too keen on driving a manual car in Seattle so he opted for bringing the car back to the dealership with only 3500 miles on it; obviously with a considerable amount of money lost in that time, which for him, wasn't a big deal. The "second owner" then bought the car and owned it for a number of years adding 35000+ enjoyable miles to it until he sold to Mr. Chi, a gentleman in Virginia who lovingly drove the car for a good 60K+ miles, as well as moving to California with it. Mr. Chi also added some very attractive Euro-CSi Factory options on the car such as, Euro M breaks, Euro headlights, Euro M-par wheels and Euro M-Mirrors as well as a rear spoiler, which later was removed. He maintained the car religiously, as did the previous and the following two owners Mr. Patterson and Mr. Kohanoff. In 2017, the car was invited as a special guest to stand alongside the new BMW 8-series and reviewed by the design director of BMW AG, Mr. Adrian Von Hooydonk. The reason for this invitation was due to the successful film I made for BMW AG through Petrolicious featuring Mr. Patterson, called BMW 850CSi, the ultimate dream car. They invited our entire team to help promote the coming of the new BMW 8-series. In the past three years, the classic BMW 8-series has appreciated several times over due to all the advertising and promotion it has received, making it a more attractive car for collectors and enthusiasts; and it continues to still do so. All the owners if this car have been enthusiasts and taken care of it like they would their own child. As a result, the car drives, looks and feels like a nearly new car. The car comes with a multi-inch binder of service records and history. It is currently for sale with a clean and accident-free California title, recent smog and repair services.

All scheduled maintenance have been performed, as well as any repairs needed over the course of its 26 years of life. For all and any prior service records and history, additional photos, inspection and test drives please email or call me and I'll be happy to accommodate any requests. Pre-Purchase inspections are welcome.

A film about this car will shortly be posted here. For all my previous CSi films, please visit cartiologyfils.com

Kind regards

Alec Cartio

818-395 5765