1996 BMW 840Ci - 37k Original Miles, Black/Grey, Heavily Documented, Gorgeous

1996 BMW 8-Series Ci - 37k Orig. Miles, Blk/Gry, Heavily Documented

BMW 8-Series 1996 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Make: BMW
Model: 8-Series
SubModel: Ci - 37k Orig. Miles, Blk/Gry, Heavily Documented
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2 Doors
Year: 1996
Mileage: 37,299
VIN: WBAEF8325TCC31074
Color: Black
Engine size: 4.4L V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Offered for sale is a gorgeous, 7k original mile, omprehensively documented 1996 BMW 840Ci, inished in desirable factory correct Black over Grey Nappa leather interior. The car was purchased new in March of 1996 by Tom Benson (the owner of Benson BMW in Kenner, ouisiana and, ore notably, he New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans) for his daughter Mimi Peake. Mrs. Peake is married to Martin Peake, ho took over the BMW dealership from his father-in-law some time shortly thereafter. Mrs. Peake enjoyed the car until the summer of 1997, rior to it being sold by Peake BMW to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Oreck of the Oreck Corporation (Oreck Vacuum Cleaners), lso residents of New Orleans, A.

The Orecks would own the car for the ensuing 17 years, riving it sparingly and having it religiously serviced at Peake BMW. In January of 2014, ith 30k original miles on the odometer, he car was subsequently sold to a buyer in Wilmington, E. He would own the car until September of 2014, rior to selling it to its fourth and most recent owner, buyer from Fort Lauderdale, L, ho owned the car until we acquired it earlier this year. Throughout each of its owners’ tenures, he car was always garaged, riven sparingly and well-maintained, s evidenced by the tick stack of service receipts. The original window sticker, orrespondence and sales documentation from, rior owners, he original owner’s manual, ooks and literature, hree keys and a clean CARFAX report all accompany the sale.

The car’s original Black finish is in great condition – deep, ustrous and marred only by a handful of negligible imperfections typical to a 20 year-old car, one of which are significant enough to appear in the pictures. The body is entirely straight, ith factory consistent panel fits and gaps throughout, nd all of the trim and glass is in excellent condition. The lamp lenses are all crisp and clear and the factory wheels are in excellent original condition and wrapped in Pirelli P6000 tires. The car’s interior is equally as clean, he Nappa leather seats showing only minimal wear, he carpets tidy and unmolested and the dash, nterior panels and headliner all in excellent original condition.

The car is also mechanically excellent, he original M62 4.4L V8 engine starting effortlessly, ulling strongly and smoothly through each of the gears with expectedly even compression across all eight cylinders. Ride quality is immaculate, he suspension and brakes each functioning flawlessly, ounding out a solid and secure driving experience that causes one to truly appreciate the incalculable engineering that went into the 8 series. Also worth noting, he 840Ci also has the added benefits of better fuel economy and much lower cost of ownership than its more brutish V12 sibling, et it still provides ample power that’s comfortable around town but especially at home on the highway. In terms of GT cars, t’s hard to envision anything distinctly more pleasurable to drive, nd that includes BMW’s more modern (but less exclusive) offerings.

This car represents an uncommon opportunity to acquire an excellent example of one of BMW’s finest: a very low mileage, omprehensively documented, ell cared for and gorgeous 840Ci – one that deserves the serious consideration of any BMW collector or discerning European car enthusiast looking for a striking and consistently appreciating modern classic.

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