View Full Version : Any 8s?

10-22-2004, 01:50 AM
Any 8-series owners on this board??

10-22-2004, 08:54 AM
I know what's going on here, give it up Alex :D

10-23-2004, 01:12 AM
Anybody know someone who owns a mint Black 840 in Burlington. I see it all the time on Harvester between Appleby and Century..........It's damn sweet..........I work near there and want a ride in it *wiggle*

10-23-2004, 05:11 AM
I know what's going on here, give it up Alex

Mine still needs work ... just curious what kind of upgrades pple do to these cars and pics are always nice *th-up*

10-23-2004, 09:33 AM
By upgrades... you mean, upKEEP!

11-25-2008, 05:41 PM
i know an 850 on harvester its black. near appleby- owner is willing to sell if he get the right money if not hes keeping it ,its got 120ks on it.

01-14-2009, 07:06 PM
Any 8-series owners on this board??

There are now... 8>)

I'm down in New Jersey and own two '95 840s, so I am well versed in many of the aspects of these cars, one of which is poised to undergo a 6spd conversion. Although this is my first post here I am very active over on bimmerforums under this same username. Always glad to pass along info and help where I can. Cheers

01-24-2009, 02:56 PM
The mods sure need to work a little harder in this forum.......:rolleyes:

11-27-2009, 04:38 PM
i got a '91 850, gunmetal in colour, lowered with some ballin wheels!! gunna changed the rear end out of it, make it faster.

04-06-2011, 01:40 PM
Another 8er here and enjoying every second of it!!!

04-06-2011, 03:28 PM
rare but nonetheless, welcome!

04-06-2011, 04:05 PM
:) thx!

04-24-2011, 01:57 PM
I drive an 8 6speed with go fast bits in it. It's Laguna Green and I'm split between North York, Barrie and Moncton New Brunswick.

04-24-2011, 10:38 PM
Here's another GT8er.

04-25-2011, 10:13 AM

I got referred here from the GTA 8 meeting on Friday. Mine's the red one. :)

07-20-2011, 04:48 PM
That's mine between the red and the silver one......

07-20-2011, 07:29 PM
Welcome aboard Winks.

07-20-2011, 11:44 PM
Thanks, at that last meeting all you 7 guys seemed to talk about this forum so I figured its time to give it a shot. Looks like we need some more local 8's to join as I think this is the only 8 post...

01-08-2013, 05:34 PM
I want an 840CI between to years 1997 - 1999. Manual would be my first choice however how fussy can one be if they want to own one of these classics.

All of your cars look great*love*

01-08-2013, 06:28 PM
Hey, sorry to burst your bubble of a standard 840 but BMW never produced one for the north American market and only a few Euro specs were loaded with them. I would suggest you Google the name Wuffer, he is the Canadian Guru out in B.C. This man is real down to earth and has tabs on most of the 8's imported to Canada. His website is also loaded with buyers guides and any documents you may ever need. Good luck with the hunt, we are always looking for more 8ers in Toronto.

01-08-2013, 07:12 PM
Thanks for the info. I'm sad to hear the manual trans was not offered to the North American market.

01-08-2013, 07:42 PM
This does not mean you could not do a conversion or import one yourself. There are a lot of j spec and euro spec 8's in Canada so bringing in what you want is doable if you find the right one.

01-08-2013, 07:43 PM
You could also just go for the v12 6- speed.

01-08-2013, 08:01 PM
You could also just go for the v12 6- speed.

I want the V8 not the 12

01-30-2013, 09:43 PM

what do you think an '91 850i with around 100,000km would be worth? I'm a little itchy of getting one and maybe joining the club...


01-30-2013, 11:01 PM
need more info on condition you want, would it have service records, any damage, any work required. you can pick up a cheap car in need of work for around 7-8 grand to a clean one for close to 20. This is not a car you should pick up cheap because the cost of parts will add up fast. Buy the best car you can afford, and don't be afraid to ask an 8 guy to go over the car for you or use wuffers buyers guide.

01-31-2013, 03:43 PM
Hi Winks,

thanks for the reply - it definitely maks sense. I'm just getting started in figuring things out, but I'm in no rush, so I'll definitely do my homework.

One question, regarding 840i vs 850i... To me 850i sounds cool and a little more power never hurts, but then, I'm sure it's heavier and more hungry, so what's the main thing you get in an 850i vs 840i? Is there anything tangible that's definitely better or will it be more of a personal feel and preference thing? It may be a convoluted question, but I think you'll understand what I'm getting at...

Thanks again!

01-31-2013, 04:27 PM
The 850 is marginally more responsive and definitely more thirsty than the 840. As a novelty it's nice to own a V12 Bimmer.

Take the time to do your research. Come spring/summer time you'll see more e31s for sale. At the same time you could also take advantage when "GTA 8ers" get together. There you can ask questions and take a glimpse of what you're getting in to.

04-03-2013, 05:40 PM
The mention of the V12 seems to scare the hell out of people. I've had mine for a while now and I track it and it's been a joy. There is more info and it's updated more often @ bimmerforums as the 8er community is more active over there. When we have a meet, any visitors are always welcome.. last time we joined with a few 7ers and a bunch of audi S4 owners.

04-04-2013, 07:26 AM
If I can find a nice 8 series that won't break the bank I'll be all over it.

If I find a car are there any 8 owners in the GTA that wouldn't mind looking at the car with me? You would know better then me what to look out for.

09-09-2014, 11:28 PM
New to the board, '93 850 Ci, Laguna green....Ontario

Bimmer Heaven
09-10-2014, 12:44 AM
My Euro spec 850i, full Ac Shnitzer car...Will look good next to the 750il ACS!!!