In 1991, the iconic basketball legend Michael Jordan acquired this distinctive 1991 BMW 850i from Motor Werks of Barrington in Illinois. Currently, with a mileage of 30,000 miles since the current owner took possession in 1995, the car holds a special place in automotive history. This E31 model boasts a 5.0-liter V12 engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission and showcases a Mauritius Blue Metallic exterior complemented by Light Parchment leather upholstery.
Mounted on 17″ multi-piece AC Schnitzer wheels, wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact tires, the car delivers a powerful performance with four-wheel ventilated discs handling braking, complete with ABS. On the interior side the instrument panel features a four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 190-mph speedometer and the digital odometer indicates 30,000 miles, with 22,000 miles added during the current ownership and about ~8,000 from Mj.
Under the hood, the 5.0-liter M70B50 V12 engine, factory-rated at 296 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, powers the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. Notably, a MagnaFlow exhaust system has been fitted along with various regular maintenance has been done to the car.
What do you think? Would you like to own Michael Jordan’s old beamer? Seems too modest for the arguable GOAT of basketball. Ultimately it might be a good fit for someone looking for a nice E31 to add to their fleet. So what do you say, do you wanna be like Mike?
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