BMW E31 850i

Unique Cars - - EURO BRIT BUYS -

If you read Is­sue #416 of Unique Cars, you’ll know how much of a fan of BMW’s E31 flag­ship I am. It was a tech­no­log­i­cal tour de force, and BMW’s ill-timed at­tempt at cre­at­ing a proper world-beat­ing dream car. Avant-garde pil­lar­less de­sign wrapped in true 80s retro wedge fash­ion, they were around $220,000 when new but hover around just $50,000 on the sec­ond­hand mar­ket.

They make a more fru­gal (and af­ford­able) V8 ver­sion but hell, give me the V12! Man­ual prefer­ably but I wouldn’t be fussed. It’s a mod­ern clas­sic su­per coupe with all the style, tech­nol­ogy and

grunt you could want. You’d be look­ing at around $50,000 for an au­to­matic V8 or V12, with a bit of a premium for a man­ual.

ALEX AFFAT

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