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Vehicle Build Sheet Report - VBS-R - finally available

Just ahead of Santa Claus the team has eventually managed to finish a project long in the making.

The Vehicle Build Sheet Report (VBS-R) is filled to the brim with VIN specific unique background information that puts every conceivable statistical aspect for any given 8-series vehicle into a perspective.
The information contained is not available elsewhere and by far surpasses what even the manufacturer would be able to offer.
You will find precise figures for your car in relation to the worldwide 8er production, exterior colour, upholstery, colour combination and much more.

Each VBS-Report consists of 10 or more pages filled with statistical figures, highlighting almost 100 data points of any given 8-series coupé within the entire production cycle between July 1989 and May 1999. 

This report makes full use of the aggregated 30,621 build data sheets, inventoried between 2004 and Fall 2006 and also contains archived image data.

Preview two pages of a sample report:

Preview 1Preview 2

VBS reports will only be issued to registered and approved owners.

Follow this link to the VBS-R page for in depth information.

The team wishes all 8er owners a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

posted @ Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by Registry
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Thanks - excellent report - thank you very much.

Swift and well presented - perfect addition to car info pack.

posted @ Wednesday, March 07, 2012 12:34 PM by Sanjiv

Thanks! I am remiss in not thanking you earlier. Very nice piece to add to the car's folder and great reference material.

posted @ Sunday, April 29, 2012 6:28 PM by Joseph

For CB73789 I could not be happier with the results, the information presented is beyond my expectations. To find my my car 1 of 16 in all productions years is mind bogeling.

posted @ Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:42 AM by Kirk

Sorry for the delay, but I´m just not as fast as you guys are!
Fantastic work and perfectly fine presentation!
Thank you so much for that great work you guys deliver.

posted @ Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:16 PM by Michael

Thank you very much for all your time and effort. One happy RHD CSi owner .

posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2012 9:55 PM by Simon

Thank you so much for the report, it's really interesting reading about the very car that is sat on your driveway. Appreciate the work to provide this information, thanks again.

posted @ Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:32 PM by Mick

Fast response with great detailed report for my CSi. Thanks!

posted @ Monday, November 26, 2012 4:18 PM by Dan

Comprehensive, very informative and interesting.
Thanks, thanks, thanks!

posted @ Monday, November 26, 2012 7:00 PM by Francis

Thank you very much Reinhard ! I found the information you sent to be very interesting and informative. I VERY MUCH appreciate you doing this service for us.

posted @ Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:39 PM by Ed

Great information to round out a well documented vehicle. Fantastic service, thanks a ton.

posted @ Saturday, March 09, 2013 11:28 PM by Jeff

Please add my thanks to all the appreciative comments. Great report, received overnight. It is amazing to think that over a quarter of all the 8's are logged on to your register. I wonder which other car has such a dedicated following. The BMW 8 series is a real sleeper in the world of collectable cars. By george840ci.

posted @ Friday, March 15, 2013 2:29 AM by George

I have just received my report and I must write to let you know that I cannot thank everyone involved enough for all thir hard work and dedication.
Hayden .

posted @ Saturday, March 23, 2013 5:10 PM by Hayden

What a great resource!

The attention to detail with regards to the statistics and passion of those involved to bring this information to owners is just fantastic
A superb and worthwhile addition to the car's history.

Thanks for your help!



posted @ Saturday, June 01, 2013 4:19 PM by Craig

Professional, accurate, timely, personalized, with statistical data thrown in, and all done by a volunteer!! The information I now have on my 850Ci, compared to what I was able to get from Porsche on my 911, makes the 911 look like it's an orphan.

Great job!

Thank you very much.


posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 6:53 PM by William

Excellent information and well set out. Thank you for the effort guys. Much appreciated.



posted @ Sunday, June 30, 2013 4:49 PM by Avin Harilal

Thanks a lot, it made interesting reading and also becomes a valuable part of the vehicle history. The detail was excellent and gives an insight into what was happening with 8 series sales at the time I bought mine in 1998.


posted @ Tuesday, July 02, 2013 1:47 PM by Leslie

Thanks - excellent report - thank you very much.

posted @ Monday, July 08, 2013 7:57 AM by Shaun

Great info supplied about my car. Looks like I might have a one of a kind colour combination here in Australia. Great history of the car.
Thank you.

posted @ Friday, August 02, 2013 11:32 PM by Chris

Thank you very much for the report. Quite interesting information in there as well as photographs from the time the car was at the UK till the time it was brought to Cyprus.
One thing i want to ask though, is the power value.Power 280 at what type of measurement?

Thanks again for the effort

posted @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:42 AM by Paul

Thank You so much Reinhard. You are so fast, just like an 8-). Cheers,,Michael

posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 9:32 PM by James

Thanks so much for the very interesting information about my car. You people are doing a fantastic job. Keep up the good work.
Cheers Andy

posted @ Monday, October 28, 2013 10:15 AM by Andy

Thanks a lot for the info and great comunication, this site is truly awesome. You really increase the value of our cars with such a community.

posted @ Tuesday, January 07, 2014 6:45 PM by Fran

Fast response with great detailed report for my 850i. Thanks!
Thanks again for the effort.

posted @ Monday, February 10, 2014 10:58 AM by Anders

A very good website
a very quick response to my request.
A very detailed report VBS on my car
Really nice work.
greeting to all of France

posted @ Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:10 PM by Tristan

Very useful information and fast response from the team.

posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:22 PM by Anthony

Thanks so much for the VBS for my car, it was fascinating to learn that it was a show car for the 1997 London Motor Show.

posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:51 AM by Emlyn

Thank you all for the very interesting information about my car. You are doing a fantastic job! I am so happy that I found this site.

posted @ Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:11 PM by Lawrence

An astonishingly quick response to my request and the report is full of facinating data. Many thanks. I'm delighted to have found this website. With so few 8 series in Australia, I now feel part of a community with a common interest and passion.

posted @ Wednesday, July 02, 2014 2:07 PM by John

This is an excellent document, provided some fascinating info on my car.

All 8 series are rare in the UK, but mine appears to be unique....

Congratulations on an excellent site keeping the big 8 alive....

posted @ Friday, July 18, 2014 8:53 AM by Brian

I am impressed with the prompt response to my request regarding my recent BMW purchased ,Please keep up the fine work and dedication shown by this site to keep these fine cars alive.


posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 4:10 AM by Arnold

Fantastic work, thank you very much!

posted @ Wednesday, October 01, 2014 9:24 PM by Alex

Wonderful VBS.

Thanks to 8coupe members, i have eveything i need for my 8 !

congratulation for everyone.


posted @ Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:54 PM by Teodori

Thanks for the prompt delivery! Excellent report though unable to read some of the content in the photos on the last page - maybe to do with my IT skills rather than the report itself? I'll get in touch if I cannot resolve!


posted @ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:26 PM by Edward

Wonderful! Helps fill in some of the gaps in the history. Same problem as Ed (above). Some of the docs in the photo pages are too small to read and the PDF will not allow me to isolate them and enlarge them. If I enlarge the whole page the docs get blurry. I must not be enough of a computer nerd.

posted @ Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:41 PM by Orrin

Orrin, I contacted Reinhard the registrar directly and he very kindly sent me the full ".pdf" files which allowed me to access all of the information on the report!

posted @ Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:49 PM by Edward

Reinhard has forwarded me a VBS report of some 14 pages which contains some interesting even amazing information. I am very thankful of Reinhard's efforts and the data provided which states I have a unique one of a kind Australian delivered 840Ci M62 Steptronic and one of only 8 globally. For a 17+ year old car its looks and presentation proves its a classic headturner. I had to get a small part from Adelaide BMW last week and the staff were drooling all over it as some had not seen a 8 series before!

posted @ Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:46 AM by Richard

Great asset and source of history for my E31. I did not know all of this information was available. A friend works for local
BMW dealer and all he could get was the original build sheet and sticker price.
Thank you, John

posted @ Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:37 AM by John A

Thanks! Great complement to my cars documents!
Fantastic work!

posted @ Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:41 AM by Mika

The report provided by Reinhard was detailed and impressive. Information is provided with great detail. It would help if the photos provided could be zoomed but nevertheless the information is great. Will provide some more photos in a few days as some of the photos in the document are wrong.

Great job, great site, brilliant outcome.
Thank you very much.

posted @ Monday, June 29, 2015 11:29 PM by Paul

Excellent report - many thanks

posted @ Sunday, July 12, 2015 10:32 PM by John

Thank you very much Reinhard for such a detailed and interesting report. The information is very fascinating and is certainly of great value to me in my efforts to restore my car back to it's former glory. I did send some more pics (Namely the interior of my car) which I hope you received. If not, I will be happy to email them again.

Many thanks once again for your hard work.


posted @ Friday, August 07, 2015 1:15 PM by Adrian

Thank you very much Reinhard, great document!
What a great work has been done to produce these statistics, when you think that Bmw is almost unable to tell you how many cars were produced in a specific color....thanks again!
Regards from Geneva.

posted @ Tuesday, August 25, 2015 2:07 PM by Francois

Thanks a lot !!!!

Excellent document with a lot of information of your car, and how it will compare with some other BMW E31.

Great job ( as usual ).

posted @ Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:49 PM by Eduardo

Excellent report - lots of useful info, and very quick too!
Thanks very much!

posted @ Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:29 PM by Graham

Thanks so much for such detailed information on my car. Truly a must have for all owners to keep along side all the other paperwork relating to such fantastic cars.


posted @ Wednesday, December 09, 2015 9:13 AM by Gary

This is invaluable information, and shows how important a united site like 8 Registry is for the owners of such unique and beautiful vehicles.
Thanks for the information and effort. It shows in how many new members the site is getting. Please keep this site going.


posted @ Wednesday, December 23, 2015 3:27 PM by Ralph

Thanks very much for the swift return of my report, great information to add to the cars history.

posted @ Saturday, May 07, 2016 6:57 AM by RAY

Wow what an invaluable report which has only increased the value l place on my 840.

The quality and depth of information provided is amazingly comprehensive. I can thank you enough for this information.

Thank you so much Reinhard for this !



posted @ Sunday, May 08, 2016 9:16 PM by Shelly

Thank you for everything. It's a very good work which you make there. Concerning the report, 1 of 1 appears 19x so I'm very happy! Thank you again. Best Regards.

Bmpower57 (CB14400)

posted @ Tuesday, November 08, 2016 7:08 PM by Jean-Marc

Many many thanks guys, you made me more proud of my E31 since i discovered that its production date is same as my birthday!! :)

you are doing great job guys! thanks again..


posted @ Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:09 AM by Rawad

Thank you very much Reinhard, it's a great report with valuable information! It's really superb that you collect so many info about the E31 models. And the website is also interesting for future E31 owners before buying one.

posted @ Monday, May 29, 2017 5:03 PM by Gergely

This report is excellent information. I thank for sending the report and hope that you all will continue to help 8er fans with knowledge about their vehicles.

posted @ Sunday, June 11, 2017 7:13 PM by Reginald

Amazing report! I got the report in less than an hour! Great job. Thank you so much.

posted @ Monday, August 07, 2017 6:43 PM by Laurynas

Extensive report on my unique 8 arrived in less than 24 hours, and it's already updated with recent photos that I provided earlier! Reinhard is an invaluable asset to the E31 community!

posted @ Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:00 PM by Joe

Excellent report - I've found things on my 850ci that I didn't know I had!

posted @ Friday, September 15, 2017 8:33 AM by John

Thanks for the content and the quick turn arround.

posted @ Monday, September 25, 2017 4:56 PM by Robert

Thank you for the report. Without it I was completely lost as I am new owner of 8 series. Gave me lots of important information that I had no idea about.

posted @ Saturday, February 24, 2018 3:56 AM by Xavier

Thanks so much for the report. It’s great!

posted @ Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:52 PM by Joost

Thank you for the fast turn around and great information on every page
CC89728 thanks you and I thank you.

posted @ Friday, July 13, 2018 10:31 PM by Art

The report is really great, lots of good information. How do I access the archived photos?

posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:24 PM by Joe

Great job. How can I access the photo (jpg) archives? I'd love to see clearer and larger images. Thanks in advance.

posted @ Monday, September 21, 2020 1:52 AM by Allan

Everytime I put my serial # [CC90357], I get a message saying no data available. Can you tell me why?

posted @ Monday, July 26, 2021 6:10 AM by Allan

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