Rarest BMW 850CI AC Schnitzer Edition

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Hello Everyone,

What we have here is the rarest 1993 BMW E31 850CI AC Schnitzer Edition. This car was introduced back in 1989, the 850i was the original model with the 5 liter M70B50 engine that produced 300 bhp. The 850CI was quite possibly the most advanced car available back then. A true piece of BMW history. This was a very exclusive expensive luxury coupe made to cruise the open roads. A new 8 Series cost around US$100,000 back in those days.

BMW’s familiar "twin-kidney" grille was installed, but the hidden headlamps was a feature never before seen on BMW models in the U.S . The BMW 850CI is truly something special, with a V12 engine and a top speed of 186 mph, the engine itself is barely audible. No roaring, no screaming, just a soft, pleasant hum. It's 5.0-liter V12 engine came from the 750iL, the new 850i was created with a more sporty character.But driving a BMW 850Ci is relaxing as in no other car.

Allow us to share with you this interesting journey. Let's roll!


Upon arrival, we were shocked and stunned, thinking what are we going to do with this rare car.



Look at the amount of dust and stains it collected over time.



Close-up mode.



Rear boot view.



Side mirror. Look closely, you can see a humble spider nesting with this exotic car.



Overall,



Front bumper, AC Schnitzer Edition.



Powerful V12 covered with dust and stains.



AC edition rims.



The amount of stains on it.



Some more to describe it.



50/50... By using Alien No Rinse.



Close up 50/50



Overall 50/50



Using a light brush to clean tight areas.



Only small and brittle brushes are used to prevent damage.



Here as well.



After serious cleaning, we test the coating left so that we don't overwork the car.



Front bonnet.







Before: Cleaning the engine bay first.



Using Alien Power Clean and a Engine Microfiber towel to clean.



Ta-daaaa....



After cleaning the engine bay, now the V12 looks much better.



Using Halogen to inspect. Note: Halogen lighting is a replacement for the sun.



This stains is done by the tree saps causing it to be stained and damaged for quite some time.



Deeper scratches.



Marring caused by irresponsible car washers that use too much force to remove hard dirts.



More marrings.



Here it is again.



Swirls and marrings and RIDS.



Makita 9227C with 3" Polish pad to level down the paint even further after compounding with 3" Wool pad



Finally Flex with Finishing pad to ensure holograms is removed as well.



The result



Some more result shots.



Final shots.



After pics.



After pics.



Some more pics.



Front fender.



Say no to defects.



The process of finishing: Using OHP and Flex with Optimum Finishing Pad on the front bonnet.



Ta-daaa



Daaaaaa again.



Some more front pics


Front Bumper



Fender.



Looks really dark now?


Rear boot finished.



Finally completed



Mirror Finishing.



The mighty 850CI



Dark Tyres



Mirror Finishing,



Overall



Ta-daa


Remember from this?


To?


Equals = Conclusion



We hope you enjoyed this write-up as much as we enjoyed restoring this car.

 
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Its a magnificent looking car.
But the handling is totally a different story
 

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Seen this car in Maroon before, Would say is an awesome car indeed. Not new but one of the best looking BMWs...
 

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awesome job as usual from detaillers here



one question regarding my personal car....

how to remove the water flow-stain from glass/windscreen/windows

*at least what was the best i can do without using rotary buffer machine (hand cleaning/polishing method and compound to use)
 
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Words can't describe... :adore:
 

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Great job!!!
 

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Thanks for restoring this rare beauty! great write up!
Thank you for reading.. Appreciate it.

Its a magnificent looking car.
But the handling is totally a different story
Handling should be excellent.

Seen this car in Maroon before, Would say is an awesome car indeed. Not new but one of the best looking BMWs...
It was one of the best looking beemers and also the headlights is actually attractive.

awesome job as usual from detaillers here

one question regarding my personal car....

how to remove the water flow-stain from glass/windscreen/windows

*at least what was the best i can do without using rotary buffer machine (hand cleaning/polishing method and compound to use)
We use powder compound and a 3M sanding sheet before however it takes lot of time and energy. You will be pretty exhausted cause you need to re-do and re-do to ensure you remove those tough stains.

Words can't describe... :adore:
Thank you.

how much is this car now?
We aren't sure but owner doesn't want to sell. He just want to keep it as a collection.


Great job!!!
Thank you bro!
 

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Nice condition of the car, for this age.

However, a car needs to be driven, not a static showpiece.

I'm sure ZTH forummers know what would happen if car has been off the road/not driven for a very long time..
 

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Yes very attractive and sporty Beemer...yet is V12...what a perfect match...
 

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Its awesome man!! Love it.. BMW.. :love:
 

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Nice condition of the car, for this age.

However, a car needs to be driven, not a static showpiece.

I'm sure ZTH forummers know what would happen if car has been off the road/not driven for a very long time..
On and off the owner would start the engines. However if not driven,the car would lose it's power.


put the M5 engine laaa .....this is the COLLECTOR ITEM very rare....good job :congrats:
Thank you. This is the collector vehicle..


it's beautiful...:adore:

:smokin:
Thanks!

awesome job~
Thanks!

Yes very attractive and sporty Beemer...yet is V12...what a perfect match...
Smoking hot car!

nice job bro.. can send my car 2 ur plce...??
Thank you bro.. Yes you can send your car to my place.


Its awesome man!! Love it.. BMW.. :love:
BMW is really the ultimate driving machine. However, it is also called "Burn My Wallet"...
 

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picture was taken at rubber road,satok,kuching sarawak..hahaha the carwash at the back is where i always send my car..
 

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how about the interior??Need to be restore again??Kindly share the interior photo if you don't mind...
 

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picture was taken at rubber road,satok,kuching sarawak..hahaha the carwash at the back is where i always send my car..
Yeap! The owner use to send it to that car wash too.

how about the interior??Need to be restore again??Kindly share the interior photo if you don't mind...
The interior is in good condition so sadly we didn't take.

Awesome detailing jobs!!! :love::adore:
Thank you. Appreciate it!

Superb job on a superb car....

Is the owner gonna leave it to recollect dust again?

Better advise him to cover it with a car cover....:listen:
We did advise him to cover it up. So the owner will do something about it.
 

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Any clue - Owner selling this car ?:wavey:
I'm not sure if owner wants to sell but you can give me your offer and I can propose it to him if you want...