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Thread: Selling our 850

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    Selling our 850

    Hi Guys,

    Time has come to part ways with our '96 850. I want to thank all of you who have helped me keep it on the road and for the great camaraderie. This is a great community of car enthusiasts and I am forever grateful for knowledge that was always happily shared.

    We will be listing it on Bring a Trailer this week. We inherited the 850 from my Father-in-law George Carlin, so we are expecting more then the usual interest in our sale. We have also reached out to some collectors so it may sell privately before the auction concludes.

    It's been a blast and once again thanks to all of you.

    Sincerely,

    Bob and Kelly McCall

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    making popcorn... good luck with the sale Bob!
    Taylor in Cardiff

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    Auction starts tomorrow on Bring a Trailer.

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    ...the price of cool ain't cheap!

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    Pretty sure he will post it tomorrow when it goes up.
    What "thumbs up" really means

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    Wrenchfest or other SoCalEights event attendee?
    1993 850Ci.....159,600 miles and counting!

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    Unhappy

    And I just bought the same year car...ERRRRRRRRR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braveheart61 View Post
    And I just bought the same year car...ERRRRRRRRR
    And, this one also has the wheels you seek!
    1993 850Ci.....159,600 miles and counting!

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    I've been to two wrenchfests with the 850. Great time at both. Everyone there was extremely helpful and fun to be with.

    Gonna miss the car but it's time to let someone else enjoy it.

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    With all the press you're giving it, I suspect the auction on BAT is going to pay off big time. By that, I mean it will sell for far more than the actual value of the car because of the provenance.
    I also think that if the buyer ever tries to sell it again, they likely won't recover that "celebrity premium" because they are not Kelly... even though its the same car.
    I'll likely bid on it again, but once it gets much over "semi ridiculous" I'll just shake my head...
    ...besides, does it really look like I need another E31?
    '91 Dinan 860 Stage III (soon to be Dinan TT 6L)
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    '90 Dinan 750iL TT stage III
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    ^ Do you have 4, 5, or 6 E31s?


    Kidman's 97 in a shade of blue had low miles and was $34K asking a few years ago.

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    Miles do not mean anything when it comes to an E31....

    Quote Originally Posted by llcarlos View Post
    ^ Do you have 4, 5, or 6 E31s?


    Kidman's 97 in a shade of blue had low miles and was $34K asking a few years ago.
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    Ofcourse you need another E31

    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonz View Post
    With all the press you're giving it, I suspect the auction on BAT is going to pay off big time. By that, I mean it will sell for far more than the actual value of the car because of the provenance.
    I also think that if the buyer ever tries to sell it again, they likely won't recover that "celebrity premium" because they are not Kelly... even though its the same car.
    I'll likely bid on it again, but once it gets much over "semi ridiculous" I'll just shake my head...
    ...besides, does it really look like I need another E31?
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    I have set of Racing Dynamics RGPs Staggered, if you really want the Racing Dynamics look

    Quote Originally Posted by TedBobo View Post
    And, this one also has the wheels you seek!

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    I doubt the new buyer will part ways with the car anytime soon. It’s a piece of history with a well loved famous owner. I wouldn’t sell it if I were Bob and Kelly to be honest. It will gain more value with time, financial as well as sentimental.
    It’ll bring well over $50K at the rate it’s going now. (It might even fetch CSi money solely due to George’s name). The bidders are at war. The wealthy guys and classic car dealers are waiting for the last 10 minutes of the auction.
    Many loved George Carlin so they’d want to own his unique car, an E31 out of all cars. Taste and class.

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    Damm hoarder


    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonz View Post
    With all the press you're giving it, I suspect the auction on BAT is going to pay off big time. By that, I mean it will sell for far more than the actual value of the car because of the provenance.
    I also think that if the buyer ever tries to sell it again, they likely won't recover that "celebrity premium" because they are not Kelly... even though its the same car.
    I'll likely bid on it again, but once it gets much over "semi ridiculous" I'll just shake my head...
    ...besides, does it really look like I need another E31?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braveheart61 View Post
    Damm hoarder
    at least my stereo doesn't have a knob! hehe
    '91 Dinan 860 Stage III (soon to be Dinan TT 6L)
    '91 850i 6sp (mint)
    '91 850i 6sp (getting there)
    '90 Dinan 750iL TT stage III
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    '94 840ci (4 short - obvious parts car), '91 850i parts car
    '73 3.0 csi, '08 535i, '95 318i
    ...and a few other non BMW cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonz View Post
    at least my stereo doesn't have a knob! hehe
    Really nice callback!

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    32k and its gone

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    Well done! $32,000! Hopefully this elevates the price of everyone else's E31.

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    THats not a knob...Its NASA part number 45790075055037570676030030560697855705050277123745-84-885---85582-858---585

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    that was a good price for you guys,hope that elevates the rest of us

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    Nicely done Cartoonz. Your last two bids were excellent. I thought to bid 32k when Balls countered your 29,250.

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    It has been fun following this auction even just as a spectator, and seeing it featured on Salomondrin was pretty awesome (200k+ views already!).

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    When Empty_Balls_McGinty dropped out at 31k, I had a hard cieling of 32k... then came some other person at 31.5 who gave up after 1 shot.
    I honestly thought there would have been more fight in that bunch than I was willing to take on... but, fortunately for me, there was not.
    '91 Dinan 860 Stage III (soon to be Dinan TT 6L)
    '91 850i 6sp (mint)
    '91 850i 6sp (getting there)
    '90 Dinan 750iL TT stage III
    '94 850 CSi (being restored to factory perfect)
    '94 840ci (4 short - obvious parts car), '91 850i parts car
    '73 3.0 csi, '08 535i, '95 318i
    ...and a few other non BMW cars

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    Wow... ya spent a lot. Nicole Kidman's didn't go like this...

    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonz View Post
    When Empty_Balls_McGinty dropped out at 31k, I had a hard cieling of 32k... then came some other person at 31.5 who gave up after 1 shot.
    I honestly thought there would have been more fight in that bunch than I was willing to take on... but, fortunately for me, there was not.
    Where are you going to put it? Is there an addition going up on the garage too?

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    KNOB.jpgOh no that stereo has a KNOB :-P
    You gonna need a bigger garage
    Last edited by Braveheart61; 02-20-2018 at 06:33 PM. Reason: because I can

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