Worth. Every. Penny.
BMW has a cult following in the USA, and collectible versions are reaching record prices. Exclusive modern versions such as the M3 GTS and M2 CS get snapped up as soon as they are offered for sale, and older versions such as the E30 M3 are a seriously hot commodity, but what about the lesser-known collectibles? A recent listing on Bring a Trailer has piqued the interest of BMW fans: a 31k-mile 1995 BMW 850CSi. This car is one of only 225 imported into the US and comes with all the luxuries you'd expect from a mid-90s executive tourer. Those who are interested in buying this modern classic should know that the car has already been sold for a whopping $147,000.
The exterior of this beauty is truly special: it features a pillarless roof design and fully retractable side windows which give it a super clean look, and the bodywork is finished off in a stunning Arctic Silver Metallic. The CSi gets exclusive side skirts, unique front and rear valences, and quad exhaust outlets. The exterior also features a sunroof and forged 17-inch wheels that scream yuppy mafia boss. This car also competed in the 2018 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance which should give you a clearer idea of its overall condition.
The interior features Silver Grey Nappa leather seats, polished wood trim panels, as well as tech goodies like cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, and even a BMW cellphone. The tachometer reads to 7K, and there's a 190 mph speedometer.
Under the hood of this German bullet lies a big 5.6-liter V12 engine which produces 372 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque from the factory. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed Getrag manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The last service was performed in 2019 by Cherry Hill Classics and includes the replacement of the ignition, oil pan and manifold gaskets, fuel injectors, and valve guide seals. The fluids and filters were also changed. The car was sold on dealer consignment in New Jersey with factory manuals, recent service history, and a clean Montana title. What a find.