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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


2014 Year to Date  8er's
Sep 2014 10,424
Aug 2014 10,364
Additions last month 60
Additions 2014 734
Additions 2013 1148
% of Production
33.3% Milestone 102.1%


Selected Salvage Listing

Chassis: CC89072
Source: Insurance
Salvage: Unknown

Chassis: CD05260
Source: Insurance
Salvage: Junked

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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: 175.803 JPG pics, 34.213 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: 2014-08-01

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Did you know... ?

The Forgotten 8er - 70 years of BMW Coupé

The latest official line-up titled "70 years BMW Coupé" released upon the presentation of the 2011 6-series coupé (Type F13), which, if one so wishes, can be seen as the grandson to the 8er, included "all" BMW coupés, even not so well known ones like the 3200 CS Bertone.

Only two coupés went missing on this shot taken in front of the BMW bowl and 4-cylinder HQ in Munich. There was no sign of the mid 1960´s BMW 2000CS, which generously might be thought merged with the E9 series on the above picture.

The 8er was missing too. Was it forgotten on purpose due to its still gorgeous looks which might have taken away attention from its new sibling? There may be other reasons but those are for people that don´t relate to the 8.

Fact Nbr 8 - 2012-01-26

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