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The Worldwide BMW 8 Series Registry
Complete Data and Statistics
1990-99 BMW 8 Series

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Rare and beautiful . . . .

Effortless in design and function.

Ahead of its time when introduced in 1989, the E31 BMW 8 Series is currently enjoying a resurgence in global popularity after the last car was produced May 1999.

The E31 BMW 8 Series Registry's preservation mission is to  catalog, document and promote one of the pre-eminent sought-after collector cars from the late 20th century.

Latest News

Sunday, April 27, 2014
10,000 8-series cars in the archives

The 8Coupe archival team is proud to announce having reached another milestone. 

As of this month we are in the 5 digit range and now hold data for more than 10,000 8-series cars in the 8Coupe archives. 

Within 38GB of E31 related data we now store 280,000 files of which 170,000 are pictures and roughly 33,000 PDF files of advertised 8-series cars. 

One third of the worldwide production (10207 cars) lies ahead, due in Summer this year.

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Catalog Project Update

1990-1999 E31 Registry

8er Catalog Status Report


2015 Year to Date  8er's
Jan 2015 10,589
Dec 2014 10,554
Additions last month 35
Additions 2015 35
Additions 2014 864
% of Production
33.3% Milestone 103.7%


Selected Salvage Listing

Chassis: CB00892
Source: Owner
Salvage: Junked

Chassis: CC31110
Source: eBay
Salvage: Rebuilt

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Archived 8er VIN Check

We have more than 10,000 8er's cataloged with detailed information. Please make use of the search box below to find out whether a specific car is in the archives. 

To perform a search enter the last 7 digits of the VIN e.g. CC67485. 


 The search result contains the number of archived pictures (JPG) and documents (PDF) along with the first and last archival dates in ISO format YYYYMMDD. 

Archived: 184.102 JPG pics, 35.289 PDF docs

 There is no online repository for the files archived. In case you would like to obtain information about a specific car or  report a VIN not yet in the archive please do so using the contact form!

Last updated: 2015-01-20

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Did you know... ?

BMW Individual: Rare Embossed Leather

Amongst almost 1300 cars with special upholsteries manufactured by BMW Individual there is a select few which add more spice to an already exclusive colouring scheme.

BMW Individual had on offer two embossed leather types called Cobra and Pablo. Only 3 cars were equipped with embossed leather Cobra - these are located in Germany.

Across the parts that are covered with this special leather one can see a structure similar to the skin of a snake, hence the name Cobra

Two cars came equipped with embossed leather of the type Pablo which is known only from marketing material. Those two cars went to Germany and Greece and have not surfaced yet.

Fact Nbr 4 - 2012-01-19

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