Michael Jordan’s 8 Series BMW: A Legend Up for Auction

Michael Jordan’s 8 Series BMW: A Legend Up for Auction

A noble coupé with a prominent previous owner: An 8-series BMW belonging to basketball legend Michael Jordan is on offer at an online auction.

Legendary athlete, legendary car: If you want to feel like a basketball star behind the wheel, you could be happy at this auction: A car belonging to basketball professional Michael Jordan is currently for sale, with only 48,000 kilometers on the clock and currently still at a fair price: around The offer for the BMW 850i at the auction on the “Bring a trailer” portal is worth 60,000 US dollars (around 55,000 euros, as of January 3, 2024).

Just like its former owner (six NBA championships, five Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, two Olympic titles and seven scoring titles), the BMW coupé is one of the automotive legends: the 8 Series BMW was only sold around 30,000 times between 1989 and built in 1999 and was the most expensive model in the Munich manufacturer’s range at the time. The best-selling model, the 850i, cost 157,000 German marks as a new car. It is powered by a five-liter V12 with a six-speed manual transmission and 300 hp. This variant made up around two thirds of all 8 Series models built and accelerated the car, which weighs more than 1.8 tons, from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds.

Jordan purchased the 8 Series in 1991 from the Motor Werks of Barrington in Illinois. The car went to the next owner in 1995. The equipment of the Mauritius blue coupé with light leather interior includes 17-inch wheels from AC Schnitzer (which were installed later), an electric sunroof, fog lights, a (defective because it does not cool) two-zone automatic climate control, on-board computer, CD changer, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function and cruise control.

The enclosed documents bear Michael Jordan’s signature. Despite the low mileage, the 8 Series appears to have suffered a little: according to the last previous owner, the front bumper cover, hood and front fenders were repainted – even if the car was not involved in an accident according to documents.

The auction runs until January 8th.

2024-01-03 15:39:57
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