BMW’s flagship grand tourer of the 1990s, the original 8-Series (E31) featured an advanced CAD-designed body with a distinctive pillarless window configuration. This 1994 BMW 840Ci comes finished in Schwarz II and features a 4.9-liter S62 V8 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission which were borrowed from a 2001 BMW M5 and installed in 2021. This 8-Series has also been completely refinished and customized with suspension modifications, 18” MK Motorsports wheels, and several Dinan performance upgrades. This S62-powered E31 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California showing approximately 130k miles.
This E31 was factory finished in Schwarz II and has since been completely repainted and customized with a pair of E36 M3-style side mirrors as well as an 850CSi-style rear diffuser and front spoiler. The seller states the 18” MK Motorsports wheels were refinished and powder-coated in 2021 and are currently dressed in a set of Falken Azenis FK510 tires. Some imperfections are noted throughout the exterior, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin is trimmed in black leather with heated and power-adjustable front seats, a three-spoke M sport steering wheel, and a matching M shift knob. Factory features include automatic climate control, an onboard computer, an electric sunroof, and AM/FM cassette stereo. A tear is noted on the surface of the front passenger seat and the seller reports the airbag warning light is present on the dashboard.
Sourced from a 2001 BMW E39 M5, this 8-Series features a naturally aspirated 4.9-liter S62 V8 engine that drives the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine was originally rated at 400 HP and has been upgraded with Supersprint exhaust X-pipe as well as a Dinan intake, ignition coils, mass airflow sensors, and rear exhaust section. The engine was installed in January 2021 and is said to have been overhauled with new rod bearings and gaskets during that time. The suspension includes Bilstein dampers, H&R lowering springs, and a Dinan front strut tower brace.
This sale will include a clean title.
How is this going to pass a smog inspection? I don't see a mention of a Cali BAR certification.
I love this ride! Looks to be upgraded with all the right components.
Thank you for everyone joining the live and taking the time to view the build! I appreciate the support!
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Come on everyone! Very unique build that wont lose its look nor its value!
@Pinehillsresto Yes sir! Thank you!
BADASS CAR. W/ THE RIGHT MOTOR
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Good luck to everyone joining the listing! S62 engine and manual 6 speed transmission was provided from the same donor vehicle with very low miles! The car is turn key ready to go across all states! Everything has been addressed to this car, all fluids, fresh paint, new suspension, control arms, wheels and tires! Bid on!
Ac work? Sunroof?
@Craignyc So the person who had done the body work / paint job has over 15 years of experience. There are no flaws on the exterior of the vehicle that I am aware of. The vehicle has been addressed and handled professionally. After the cut and buff was done to the car, I then had a ceramic coating applied to the vehicle to give an extra added layer of protection to the car. So if and when there is water on the paint it just slides right off. Thank you for reaching out and good luck!
Bid in the amount of $24,840
@QBMAUTO ok so did you go down to bare metal on the repaint or just sand and smooth and paint on top of existing?
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Any paint meter reads?
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@rrysedorph lol I got them all cleaned up the photos in the field were the submission photos
It's amazing how a car can be cool enough to sell without even shaking the floor mats out..lol
Bid in the amount of $10,000
This is one badass bimmer!! Love the engine swap.
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I am really excited to present my 1994 BMW 840CI E31 Powered by a S62 M5 Engine/ 6 Speed Manual Swap! The mileage of the donor Engine and Transmission is of the same vehicle that is currently at 22,957! Good luck to everybody who plans on bringing this beautiful black on black timeless piece home! If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask, let me know!