A BMW 850i with a stick shift is fairly rare, but finding one that’s practically unused, some two decades after ending production, well, that’s as rare as a quick trip to the DMV.
Yet at least one exists; in Bucharest, Romania, there’s a 1991 BMW 850i with a six-speed manual gearbox finished in a ‘Granitsilber Metallic’ paint on the outside with a black leather interior, and only 1,113 miles or 1,790km on the odometer.
The pictures speak for the condition of the car on the surface and even under the hood, though, that might not mean much for the mechanical aspect if the 850i wasn’t properly maintained these years.
According to the E31 website, BMW built a total of 30,621 units of the 8-Series coupe in the span of a decade, from 1989 through 1999, with only 3,666 of those being 850i’s with a six-speed manual, the first car in the world to pair such a gearbox to a V12 – in this case, a 300PS (296hp) M70 5.0-liter mill.
It’s not hard to decrypt the exclusiveness of an unused example just by looking at those numbers, but as you may have guessed, that comes at a very, very hefty cost, as the seller told us he’s asking 100,000 euros or about $106,000 at today’s rates to depart with the car.
So, what do you think this 850i is worth?