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post #1 of 83 Old 23rd March 2013, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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New owner - 850CSi

I was recently presented with an opportunity to buy an 850CSi and, given their rarity in this part of the world, I simply couldn't let this one pass me by.
Finally a couple of weeks ago, it all fell into place and I'm now the proud owner of one of these fantastic machines.

This car is one of the seven non-UK spec RHD CSi's that were ordered with kilometer speedo's and delivered new to the following countries:
Hong Kong (2)
Singapore (2)
Australia (3)

Mine is CC88064, one of the two Hong Kong cars, in Sterling silver with Anthracite buffalo leather and the optional "Style 5" BBS wheels.
The car was brought to New Zealand in 1996 by its original owner.

I am the car's third owner, and the total mileage is now 26,574 km.

This is the BMW I have dreamed of owning for a good many years, so now to finally have one is almost unbelievable.
Naturally I'm over the moon, and feeling very lucky to own such a rare beauty.
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Beautiful! Can we see pics of your glorious engine bay? Congrats on such a rare find!

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1988 e28 m5 STROKER 420bhp 91 octane(Paul Burke s38b39); VAC LTW flywheel; MegaSquirt G2 DME; Nuke Performance fuel rail and pressure regulator, Carbon Fiber CSL intake; Lifeline Zero 360 FIA 3.0kg Novec fire suppression; Cool Shirt Pro Air/Water system; Euro RestoMod track car: caged, 6 point Schroth FIA harness, FIA Sparco Ergo & Sabelt GT-160 seats...AC/heater, interior, sunroof, rear seat delete; Euro Headers, dump valve, and race cats; CAE Ultra shifter; custom Ground Control Coilovers/camber plates; Mason Engineering front/rear strut bars; Brembo 6/4 BBK; 17x9 BBS Style 42 w/Michelin Cup 2; undergoing Euro restoration, building the e28 CSL ///Motorsport never built. 5.71lbs/hp

Not-spec e30 racercar!!! Fully caged for wheel 2 wheel racing

1996 FZJ 80; LOCKED; Factory TRD Supercharger; Expo/Overland/Backcountry Rig; custom sleeper/drawer system, full rock armor, 33"s on 2.5" OME Heavy Lift; Rigid LEDs F/R; 231,000 miles and counting.
2008 Audi A3 S-Line Quattro w/flappy paddles (Mammoth Mountain Commuter)
2000 e39 m5 TiAg (Gone, but not forgotten) sold 7/2014.

The Indys that I trust for all my Beasts' needs: oceansidemotorsports.com my local physician for service
fastattackmotorsports.com because JColley!
einhornindustires because WolfPack!

~I FRACKING!
~Viva La Wolfpack!
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1988 e28 m5 STROKER 420bhp 91 octane(Paul Burke s38b39); VAC LTW flywheel; MegaSquirt G2 DME; Nuke Performance fuel rail and pressure regulator, Carbon Fiber CSL intake; Lifeline Zero 360 FIA 3.0kg Novec fire suppression; Cool Shirt Pro Air/Water system; Euro RestoMod track car: caged, 6 point Schroth FIA harness, FIA Sparco Ergo & Sabelt GT-160 seats...AC/heater, interior, sunroof, rear seat delete; Euro Headers, dump valve, and race cats; CAE Ultra shifter; custom Ground Control Coilovers/camber plates; Mason Engineering front/rear strut bars; Brembo 6/4 BBK; 17x9 BBS Style 42 w/Michelin Cup 2; undergoing Euro restoration, building the e28 CSL ///Motorsport never built. 5.71lbs/hp

Not-spec e30 racercar!!! Fully caged for wheel 2 wheel racing

1996 FZJ 80; LOCKED; Factory TRD Supercharger; Expo/Overland/Backcountry Rig; custom sleeper/drawer system, full rock armor, 33"s on 2.5" OME Heavy Lift; Rigid LEDs F/R; 231,000 miles and counting.
2008 Audi A3 S-Line Quattro w/flappy paddles (Mammoth Mountain Commuter)
2000 e39 m5 TiAg (Gone, but not forgotten) sold 7/2014.

The Indys that I trust for all my Beasts' needs: oceansidemotorsports.com my local physician for service
fastattackmotorsports.com because JColley!
einhornindustires because WolfPack!

~I FRACKING!
~Viva La Wolfpack!

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Congrats. Great find. Can you compare it to any other BMWs you may have owned?
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Comparison is difficult, as the car is such a step-change from the iconic E23, E24 and E28 machinery I've owned.

The 850 CSi itself is equally iconic of course, but in a modern sense, and to drive it certainly feels like a more modern and (dare I say it) real-world experience - less delicate/fragile than for example the E28 M5, with superb build quality and a massive road presence.

The car's looks are to die for - it's got to be the most beautiful and timeless modern BMW ever produced - and it just shrinks around you when you're behind the wheel.

The same old analogy has been made in the past, but I still agree that it's like piloting a jet fighter!

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Congrats Peter,

What an absolute beauty. It must be one of the best CSi's left in existance.

Best of luck with a very special car.
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The car's looks are to die for
Of this I am aware. I see an 850 in my area in pleasant weather. I have not been lucky enough to see it's rear to ID it, however.
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Yes I know of that car

Yes that csi had been on sale for a while. It was quite difficult to negotiate sensibly with the previous owner so congratulations on finally snaring it. I'm gathering that you might be NZ based or even Wellington based like me. If so I'd love to see it in the flesh sometime. I'll bring along my E24 M6 to compare. Im sure that theBMW club will be really interested in making contact as well. Congratulations once again. Kiwiphil.
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Thanks Kiwiphil.

The last time it was for sale was 2009 and did not sell at that time.
I'm based in Auckland, so you might not see the car in your neck of the woods for some time!

BTW, I am a BMWCC member.

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