This stunning and rare 850CSi is available for a negotiated sale around £55,500 which is in the middle of our estimated sale price. See TradeClassics.com for a full write-up and over 300 images and videos. EXTERIOR The bodywork and paint is in excellent condition as can be seen in the images and video. You’d be very hard pressed to find a better 850CSi example in as such original condition as this car. Wheels & Tyres Original factory wheels are fitted, i.e. BMW’s two-piece light alloy wheels in cross-spoke styling with 235/45 R 17 on the front and 265/40 R 17 at the rear, and wrapped in almost new Falken Azenis tyres. Bodywork The bodywork is exceptional on this car. This is without doubt the best 8 Series we have seen in recent years. We didn’t find any bodywork related issues on our visual inspection. There are no parking dents and the panel fit all looks visually correct. Paint The paint work is also exceptional on this stunning 8 Series, from our visual inspection it certainly looks to be factory paint, as we can see no signs of spraying. The colour is even and deep on every panel, even in direct sunlight. We also couldn’t see any difference in colour on the nose cone that is so often subject to a re-spray to remedy stone chips. We only found a few small (and we mean very small) stone chips on the car. These have been highlighted in the video footage. I think these could be easily remedied by a professional chip removal expert, and with a professional detailing session this car could be a contender for concours events. Glass and Trim Like the rest of the car, the glass and trim are all in excellent condition. The rubber seal on the NS rear window has a small split in it and needs to be replaced, a very small job. There are a two age related stress marks on the lower corners of the rear window as shown in our media pack. INTERIOR What can I say about the interior other than ‘wow’ – the two tone grey leather is simply beautiful and in excellent condition The cabin really is a lovely place to be with no issues noticed during our visual inspection. Seats and Carpets The leather seats are in excellent condition with hardly any wear, even on the driver’s seat squab and bolster. Dashboard The dashboard and gauges are all in the condition expected with such a low mileage and well looked after car. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The car has its original steering wheel and gear stick and both are in excellent condition. MECHANICS We took the car out on our regular ‘on the road’ run and it performed without a problem, along with starting on the button. Please review the video footage to see the cold start and how the car performed on a run with Kulraj interviewing Rob during the drive. Engine and Gearbox There are no issues with the engine or gearbox. The gearbox had an issue in 2016 and Mark claimed on the warranty for a replacement – this was over £7k as supplied by BMW. The engine, gearbox and clutch all perform perfectly during our short on the road test. Suspension and Brakes The car has no knocks or rattles coming from the suspension. As mentioned, the car has always had the best care in the last three years of Mark’s ownership, and you’ll see receipts for all work carried out. The Drive The drive was without fault, the 5.6L pulling strong and all gears being selected without issue. Electrics and Other We checked all the main electrics and they performed without fault. A battery conditioner is fitted when the vehicle is not in use to maintain the levels of the battery due to the complexity of the electrical system. Rob tells us the air conditioning is working perfectly and it had some condenser seals replaced in the last two years.