Friday, October 19, 2018

850IS With The Drop Top: 1995 BMW 840Ci Convertible

Will Smith famously rapped something about "850iS if you need a lift, Who's the kid in the drop?" in one of his Grammy Award winning singles (which was simultaneously ranked 68th greatest song of the 1990s by VH1 and ranked #19th on AOL Radio's list of 100 Worst Songs Ever) but the fundamental error that the Fresh Prince did (and decades later admits to) is that the V12 powered BMW 850CSi was never technically called the 850iS (it was the 850CSi) nor was it available as a "drop" fact...the E31 8-Series never had a factory cabriolet, save for the single prototype that lives at the BMW Museum in Munich.  So, if you want to rule Radwood with an 8-series drop top, you'll need to buy a custom example like this 1995 BMW 840Ci Convertible offered for $8500 College Park, MD via craigslist. Tip from Sean S.

From the seller:

1995 BMW 840ci 
VIN: WBAEF6327SCC89884 
condition: good 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
fuel: gas 
paint color: black 
size: mid-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: convertible 
Runs & drives Great With 70k Miles.
Will need minor cosmetic work.
I have a clean title in hand.
For more info call or text me

See a better classic from the 90s that has been hacked into a drop top?


  1. Nope. Looks better as a coupe. It's not horrible, and we've definitely seen worse, but nope. Thumbs down. Can't imagine the amount of creaks and flex this must now have.

  2. If I had "disposable income" I would buy this and replace the rear seats with two 15" Cerwin Vega subs with rockford amps mounted on top. Get a 2 live crew CD from the thrift store and head to Radwood.


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