Monday, June 27, 2022 Access

Registration to the E31 Registry at is limited to BMW 8 Series owners only.

To enroll in the Registry, the following is required:

  • Verifiable Name, Home Address, and Phone information
  • Valid email address
  • BMW 8 Series chassis number (the last 7 digits of the Vehicle Identification Number - VIN)
  • Current owner's Acquisition/Purchase date
  • Number of previous owners including the current owner
  • Min. 4 Photos of the car. Separate email message with details will be sent post registration!

During registration you will be asked to set a password for your user name. Please make sure that the password contains at least 7 characters!

Upon registration, Registry volunteers will review and validate the registration. Once your pictures have been received and the registration is validated, an email will be sent announcing approval. 

All registered 8er owners may request a world exclusive Vehicle Build Sheet Report (VBS-R) for their car - free of charge. 

Level  Description Access
Summary Data Aggregated data for 8's.

Available to all visitors.

Model-Specific Data Owner Registry, Salvage Listings, etc.

Available to registered 8er owners.

Premium Detailed Data
Vehicle Build Sheet-Report.
Site Additions page.

Available to registered 8er owners.

If you are contemplating on buying an 8 Series and need help, contact the Registry Agent at the Contacts page for help.


Registration FAQ

What is the purpose of the E31 Registry at

  • This site is created by and for BMW 8 Series (E31) worldwide enthusiasts and owners.  Our collective goal is to preserve the E31 history for future generations in anticipation of this BMW model becoming a future collectable car.  Read more here.

What are the benefits for 8er owners in joining the E31 Registry?

  • Free membership to the private areas of the Registry, including the Owner Registry and other content reserved for 8er owners only 
  • Specific production information for specific 8er's upon request
  • Contribution to the Registry archive thereby assisting the Registry's mission for preserving history for future generations

Why is there a detailed verification process for all registrations?

  • Preserve privacy for individuals.
  • Prevent false registrations for vehicle ownership.
  • Ensure continuity of 8er ownership within the Registry.

How long does it take for verification?

  • Upon receipt, the Registry Volunteer Team reviews all Registration application typically within 24-48 hours.
  • A team member will contact the applicant and ask for photos of the 8er and, if necessary, clarifications which may delay the activation of the account.
  • If the application is in order, an email will be issued announcing the applicants' acceptance and ability to login.
  • Note: if the vehicle is registered to someone else in the Registry, the team will contact the owner on record and ask for the release of the registration to the new applicant.  This will delay the activation of the account.

Can non-8er owners register and obtain account access to the private areas of the website?

  • Only 8er owners are permitted access to the private areas of the Registry website.
  • The public areas of the website are designed to ensure interested visitors can learn as much about the BMW 8 Series as possible with links to other sites for assistance and online dialogue.

Can I ask about an 8er I am considering purchasing for any archive information on file?

  • Contact the Registry Volunteer Team by going to the Contacts page, entering the URL/Link of the publicly "for sale" 8er, the chassis number (last 7 digits of the VIN), and your specific question(s).
  • We do not provide information on specific cars without a URL/Link or without owner permission per the Registry Privacy Policy.


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