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    i don't know... if a E31 will be collectable within a few years.... now, they all are driver cars.... for approx 30k AND running costs.
    Perhaps for a very few one ? sure not me.... to look at it as a garage queen. It lacks the charisma of a real "sports" car … IMHO.
    Last edited by Belgiumbarry; 03-08-2019 at 03:33 PM.

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    E31's are considered in a sports car category only by the uninformed. I don't argue with those that say it's not a sports car, of course it's not. These are GT cars and they are great at that. Another thing about the car is the way they look, I always get compliments on this car. These 2 things are what are pulling the car up in the market. It's also unique in it's styling and a bit rare. I still get the old phrase "Ya don't see these very often", I've recently had several people tell me they'd never seen one before.

    The last thing is that they are being maintained by enthusiasts and as a result they are a driver's car. A well sorted E31 is a really good, reliable cruiser. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvjake2 View Post
    E31's are considered in a sports car category only by the uninformed. I don't argue with those that say it's not a sports car, of course it's not. These are GT cars and they are great at that. Another thing about the car is the way they look, I always get compliments on this car. These 2 things are what are pulling the car up in the market. It's also unique in it's styling and a bit rare. I still get the old phrase "Ya don't see these very often", I've recently had several people tell me they'd never seen one before.

    The last thing is that they are being maintained by enthusiasts and as a result they are a driver's car. A well sorted E31 is a really good, reliable cruiser. I love it.

    Ditto!
    1993 850Ci.....161,000 miles and counting!

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    1993 850CSi Euro LHD for sale in UK, Daytona Violet over Lotus white comfort leather.....mileage not stated.
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    1994 E31 850CSi Sterlingsilber/Anthracite Buffalo

    Previous:
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    1986 E23 M745iA Arctic Blue
    1986 E24 635CSi Polaris
    1976 E3 3.0 Si Arctic Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiCSi View Post
    1993 850CSi Euro LHD for sale in UK, Daytona Violet over Lotus white comfort leather.....mileage not stated.
    http://ddclassics.com/car-listing/bmw-850-csi-lhd/
    Nice find, but not very flattering photography of the Daytona Violet paint. It's got the same steering wheel type as I put in my car, which gives me a smile!

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    According to 8coupe, only 28 CSi's were produced in Daytonaviolett-metallic (code 283).
    Of these, two were EG92 (RHD), and just one was an EG93 (US) which changed hands recently.
    The remaining 25 Daytona CSi's were EG91 (Euro LHD).
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    1986 E23 M745iA Arctic Blue
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    Anyone feel like taking on a real project?

    https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto...838948491.html

    It made me shudder too, believe me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso8ball View Post
    Anyone feel like taking on a real project?

    https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto...838948491.html

    It made me shudder too, believe me.

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    If he drops a couple grand off then maybe. Some paint and figure out the fuel issue, maybe the pumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pneill316 View Post
    If he drops a couple grand off then maybe. Some paint and figure out the fuel issue, maybe the pumps.
    Agreed, I was thinking $2k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso8ball View Post
    Anyone feel like taking on a real project?

    https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto...838948491.html

    It made me shudder too, believe me.

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    I'm pretty sure I've met this guy -- at least, I'm betting there aren't two Calypso Red 850's in Ellicott City, MD. It was a couple of years ago, and the car certainly didn't look like this then. I'm also trying to figure out -- is the blue stuff painters masking tape, or is it actual paint?
    Mike Barrett
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    96 850Ci, Oxfordgrun over silbergrau hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbarrett635 View Post
    I'm pretty sure I've met this guy -- at least, I'm betting there aren't two Calypso Red 850's in Ellicott City, MD. It was a couple of years ago, and the car certainly didn't look like this then. I'm also trying to figure out -- is the blue stuff painters masking tape, or is it actual paint?
    I'm pretty sure the exterior blue is poorly applied paint, seems to be coming off on the driver's door sill plate. The interior seems to show some peeling on the passenger door panel so perhaps tape was a way to tie the 'custom' look together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbarrett635 View Post
    I'm also trying to figure out -- is the blue stuff painters masking tape, or is it actual paint?
    Ditto....what da heck is that?
    1993 850Ci.....161,000 miles and counting!

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    Looked like painter tape to me up close, but needs a total respray anyways so all the same. But yeah at first it looked customized to me too and bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e31gixxxer View Post
    Damn nice rear glass... Wish you were in the states!

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    Originally Posted by e31gixxxerhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333196057627



    Damn nice rear glass... Wish you were in the states!

    Ha, wouldn't trust that to get there in one piece.

    Do cali cars suffer with delamination, or is that just a wet and windy UK thing?
    None at all on this glass, but bad karma, I am not refitting this one for the third time, starting a fresh. Hope it helps someone out, just want it gone before I end up smashing it, long story, but I think its jinxed for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e31gixxxer View Post
    Ha, wouldn't trust that to get there in one piece.

    Do cali cars suffer with delamination, or is that just a wet and windy UK thing?
    None at all on this glass, but bad karma, I am not refitting this one for the third time, starting a fresh. Hope it helps someone out, just want it gone before I end up smashing it, long story, but I think its jinxed for me.
    I've actually never seen a delaminating rear screen... Or front screen for that matter. I know it happens on the E38 security glass, but that's my only knowledge on the matter.

    In my case, I have some scratches on the rear window that bother me and I know won't fully come out with Cerium Oxide polishing.

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    ^Interesting, most average cars here have rear issues, but fronts are normally ok. Its usually just a cosmetic problem, milky patches around the edges, so it looks bad against the blacked out border, the reason I bought this one back in 2009.

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    My long time companion will also be going to a new home soon...

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-bmw-850i-58/

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    My long time companion will also be going to a new home soon...

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-bmw-850i-58/

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    No my listing, but in case anybody was seeking parts: https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/pts...875064523.html

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    Im super impressed with this mileage. That’s a well driven 8 and still looks great!

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