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    Looking for 850csi or Dinan 8.
    Anyone have a lead on a nice one? thanks, John
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    Dinan Stage II software
    Eisenmann race cat back exhaust
    Qauife Torgue-biasing differential
    3.64 ratio
    20" HRE 541R wheels
    CDV valve delete
    BMW short shift
    Ultimate pedals

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    Andrew, not sure if this is the right place but wanted to follow up on the 8 series.
    I found a beauty, although not a full on CSI, but a car that had much of the csi work done to it by the former owner. And is a 6spd manual.
    It came from Vancouver B.C. and I flew up and drove it home without any prior drive time. It performed beautifully and is not only a great car to drive, its got that old school analog feel that reminded me of the Z8. When I got home i looked up and compared the specs and the 850 and the Z8 are almost identical in size and similar in shape as well.
    This car will not replace a Z8 but would make an excellent garage mate.
         
    BMW Performance Package
    Brembo BBK
    Dinan stage II suspension
    Dinan Stage II software
    Eisenmann race cat back exhaust
    Qauife Torgue-biasing differential
    3.64 ratio
    20" HRE 541R wheels
    CDV valve delete
    BMW short shift
    Ultimate pedals

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    Beautiful car, John. The 840/850 BMW is definitely on the upswing in the collector car market based on what I am seeing on BAT, and the CSI is already a six figure car. I would love to own one myself, but would have to sell something due to space constraints and am not ready to do so. Good luck with it!

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    Congratulations ! What a beauty !!!
    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete. 100,000 Mile Club
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    Gorgeous car, bravo on the find!
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Gorgeous 850 😎
    2000 Red over black
    heavily modified for performance. Although, not to the level of GM's car

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    thanks all. Interesting that the car drew the most attention from 20 and 30 y.o guys.Quite a few were familiar with the model, the 12cyl, wanted pics of the motor etc.
    I think the car is really beautiful but its pretty subtle compared to most modern cars and I was suprised at the level of attention and compliments.
    BMW Performance Package
    Brembo BBK
    Dinan stage II suspension
    Dinan Stage II software
    Eisenmann race cat back exhaust
    Qauife Torgue-biasing differential
    3.64 ratio
    20" HRE 541R wheels
    CDV valve delete
    BMW short shift
    Ultimate pedals

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    Regrettably, it seems today's automobile stylists seem to believe good design is mainly an exercise in how many incoherent accent lines, fake ducts, outrageously in-your-face grille intakes and other automotive cliches can be crammed onto one car. Regrettably, BMW has fallen into this mindset. The 1990's were clearly BMW's design Golden Age, turning out classics such as the 840/850, the E39 five series, the E46 three series, the E38 seven series, and of course, our beloved Z8!

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