Garden Find 6-Speed V12 BMW E31 850i Revival - Project Marseille: Part 1

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This beautiful Calypso red E31 850i was left to rot in Southern France for the last 10 years. It was sitting outside in a garden all this time and that took its toll on the poor 8er. I bought it sight unseen and in this episode, we go over the condition of the car as the time has come to bring this forgotten legend of the '90s back to life! Projects update at the end of the video and some exciting news too!
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  • "What happened to you, BMW?" =)

    Christer SundinChrister Sundin2 tuntia sitten
  • It’s great that you save these cars, i love BMWs, especially older ones like this one and it’s very nice to see someone take more than proper care of them.

    Boris GBoris G6 tuntia sitten
  • This is my dream car ♥️

    xblHAPPY303xblHAPPY3038 tuntia sitten
  • You can outsource body shop somewhere in LT, PL, or RO, good quality paint job will cost you +/- 2k

    avienasavienas8 tuntia sitten
  • I got a BMW 318CI 2001 in an auction and the same without an engine. I want to fix a BMW engine - Manual esp 6 cylinder. Which one would u recommend for this model

    Village FlavorsVillage FlavorsPäivä sitten
  • Yea boy! Full time leap of faith. Best move ever

    The Chopper DadThe Chopper DadPäivä sitten
  • Crazy you managed to find this in france as a german, how do you scouver for objects / cars?

    HenrikHenrikPäivä sitten
  • Why not wrap the car instead of painting it If u want to paint it jut do it yourself it will be a nice expirience

    0RESTIS _g0RESTIS _g2 päivää sitten
  • When I ran out of projects on this channel and tried to find similar content on one gets even NEAR. Keep up the good work: capable mechanics, funny commentary, good sound and camerawork. I'm a huge fan. Oh! and I almost forgot the added squeaky noises! They definitely liven things up...must be a lot of work to edit them in later, thanks for taking the trouble.

    Ivo RuttenIvo Rutten2 päivää sitten
  • expedition in germany?? i didnt know they had them there, cool!

    joey Hjoey H2 päivää sitten
  • Original oem bmw tool cloth in the wild! - Keep up the great vids :)

    german 1979german 19794 päivää sitten
  • I'd love for you to sort out my 1997 Z3 Individual, engine ! (M44B19)..come on it's finished in Fiji Green 😁

    PompeyMatt17PompeyMatt174 päivää sitten
  • Bring it to Turkey, extreme quality paint job would cost you around 1500-2000 euros, im located in Canada at the moment but i can hook you up with great and honest people, or you can do it via a Turkish friend :)

    B KB K6 päivää sitten
  • How come there are no follow up videos on this project?????

    Richard SmithRichard Smith7 päivää sitten
    • Because I am only one man and can work only on one car at the time. But there will be soon :)

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations7 päivää sitten
  • Where is the part 2?

    atroiseatroise9 päivää sitten
    • There isn't one yet.

      M539 RestorationsM539 Restorations9 päivää sitten
  • Unbelievable how ahead BMW used to be. However from the early 2000 they started to make problematic cars with very low quality

    atroiseatroise9 päivää sitten
  • 14:45 We are going to throw that away :-)

    elefterios mouratidiselefterios mouratidis9 päivää sitten
  • Congrats for starting your dream career !!!

    Anton YurchenkoAnton Yurchenko9 päivää sitten
  • This video is AWESOME!!! May it live forever!!! 🤘🏼😄

    Jose SantiagoJose Santiago10 päivää sitten
  • Very very very big respect from me to you for this honest job ⭐✊🤜🤛💪🇬🇪

    GioGio11 päivää sitten
  • Hahaha he said "I'm going to get Hugh Jackman".

    Almir DuricAlmir Duric12 päivää sitten
  • How much did you pay for this car ?

    fzfz13 päivää sitten
  • talking and talking and talking,. please stop! get to work , but shut up dude!

    alvaro porrasalvaro porras16 päivää sitten
  • a slavic guy that lives in germany, speaks english, french and spanish, reparis old barnfind cars but also produces high quality youtube videos? i am subbed

    C. M.C. M.16 päivää sitten
  • Amazing channel the knowledge u have is amazing video editing is perfect good luck can’t wait to see more

    K1DW1THGUNK1DW1THGUN16 päivää sitten
  • 850i is the perfect project car! Do You Do A Restauration?

    Brian 330xiBrian 330xi17 päivää sitten
  • 4:23 That “ackman” is Huge!

    BillyBilly17 päivää sitten
  • The i8 should have been this car .

    Don KiksBiscuitsDon KiksBiscuits17 päivää sitten
  • Enjoy watching your videos - hope you do a E34 project as it is my favorite 5 Series

    Kresien //MKresien //M18 päivää sitten
  • Loved the video. How funny and enthusiastic you are! Subscribed

    DavidDavid20 päivää sitten
  • I was praying you were going to wash it and you didn't disappoint 👍 Rare car to find in manual, can't wait to see how this turns out. Great vid as always. P.S that outro is perfect love it 👌

    Parzival14Parzival1421 päivä sitten
  • Who says Germans don't have a sense of humour... Great content and loves his BM's if only one was a RHD would trade in my F11 boring BMW and buy one of your finished examples... a nice E39 530 or 40 M-sport would be nice

    Lee FLee F21 päivä sitten
  • The Hugh Jackman Brilliant!

    Martin ReidMartin Reid22 päivää sitten
  • If road taxes weren’t soo expensive in Greece I would probably buy sth like this tbh

    Στ. Δ.Στ. Δ.23 päivää sitten
  • New subscriber here, excited for this 850 series!

    theinsuranceguy101theinsuranceguy10124 päivää sitten
  • Please keep making these forever. Helped me enormously with my 750il e32 . Only request is: Can you start including links to where you sourced the parts?

    Kristian SønnervikKristian Sønnervik24 päivää sitten
  • I’ve watched all the video with the idea “we need to support this guy to quit his job and do what he likes to do” So I am going to patreon page now. Thanks for amazing videos!

    eLinwelineLinwelin24 päivää sitten
  • congratulations !!! love the videos :D

    Sebastian AnderssonSebastian Andersson25 päivää sitten
  • Man I love your videos. Definitely one of the more interesting channels on here. The car. I honestly never knew the E31 had the option fora manual gearbox. That makes it even more of a dream car for me. However I will always have a soft spot for the 80s & 90s BMWs having owned a few. I look forward to the next instalment and stay off the cocaine. 🤘

    macman6107macman610726 päivää sitten
  • 7:50.....let there be light.

    Uber fenastrayUber fenastray26 päivää sitten
  • nailpolish collor sadly

    Thomas MartinussenThomas Martinussen26 päivää sitten
  • I wasn't subscribed for some reason, I am now! Great on you for taking the leap of faith to grow your channel and do what you love most. Seeing the growth in automotive FIworld channels is nuts and yours is right up there with the best my friend! Cheers From Canada!

    A WA W27 päivää sitten
  • Why do you hate aftermarket wheels? What about aftermarket BBS's? Lol

    Pbperez 210Pbperez 21027 päivää sitten
  • lol at the foot injury comment :D

    overbehindunderoverbehindunder27 päivää sitten
  • Please when it is up and running, at stand still put it in 5th gear and pull away.

    gotany1gotany128 päivää sitten
  • frankfurt my fav city

    Rnd 314Rnd 31429 päivää sitten
  • "Imagine if this would have been a new 7 Series. I'd be rushed to the hospital with a foot injury now... " I CRAKED ON LAUGHING =)))))))))))))

    Dj RaulioDj Raulio29 päivää sitten
  • Best wishes man, hope you get to work at an 850CSI

    Condrea VitalieCondrea Vitalie29 päivää sitten
  • No sunroof. Lovely find.

    Velasco LawtxVelasco LawtxUukausi sitten
  • The new 7 series grill comment did it for me! Great videos.

    Norwegian RebuildsNorwegian RebuildsUukausi sitten
  • Hi, love your video and the BMW 8 series is in my opinion one of the best looking bmws. Great video. 👍

    MCR HalifaxMCR HalifaxUukausi sitten
  • 14:11 and 18:01 best moments lol

    Kabi KazakhKabi KazakhUukausi sitten
  • Binge watched your channel during confinement and i'm hooked !! The E39 M5, the manual E61.. 👌 What you did with the Project Dubai 750 is just heart warming, and the fact the new owner wants to drive it to Portugal (my country) is the cherry on the cake. 😀

    Rui MarquesRui MarquesUukausi sitten
  • Please rebuild a 1st generation 6 series

    yehia yasseryehia yasserUukausi sitten
  • " Deploy the foot" ,,,, excellent !! And yes, I hate sunroofs also !!

    Lee PageLee PageUukausi sitten
  • Nice collection: E31, E32, E38, E39 and E46. All these are amazing series of 80s and 90s. What is missing is the E34! Hopefully you got an E34 soon ;-)

    hasawu74hasawu74Uukausi sitten
  • Schönes Teil und mit Schaltung... geil!

    Strange TimesStrange TimesUukausi sitten
  • Don't know how I got here, but this is the first video in a while to genuinely make me laugh out loud. Your videos are amazing and your commentary is wonderful. Keep up the amazing work!

    AlboJaxAlboJaxUukausi sitten
  • AJ G. I totally agree. He has this low key southing effect on my mind. And of course, he’s a brilliant mechanic.

    Per-Håkan SvahnPer-Håkan SvahnUukausi sitten
  • Hey dude, I've been enjoying all your videos for some weeks now. Why don't you look into getting a paint job in some of the cheaper EU countries like Greece? I got my 1999 Suzuki Samurai completely repainted for 1100€, and we're talking full sandblasting and electrostatic painting to factory spec. Yeah the samurai is tiny though but it might be significantly cheaper to drive to Greece from Frankfurt (~around 2400km), get it painted here, and then drive back. I'd gladly provide hospitality in either Athens or northern Greece, anywhere you find a good professional.

    Dimitris S.Dimitris S.Uukausi sitten
  • Well done......this channel really is superb and an absolute favourite of mine. Mr M539 you are an inspiration!!

    James FentonJames FentonUukausi sitten
  • "Deploy the Foot!!!" . . . .brilliant.

    Cormac ÓCormac ÓUukausi sitten
  • This is my favorite car channel now. I’m a BMW enthusiast. I currently have an F01 750ix, an E70 4.8 and an R1200RT. I had an E30 325, an E46 330 and an E36 M3. You are living my dream. Where did you learn how to do all this?

    William DwyerWilliam DwyerUukausi sitten
  • You had me at Hugh Jackman. Hilarious dude - subscribed :)

    Chris RoundChris RoundUukausi sitten
  • When tavarish like yours vídeos!!! guess what???...a lots of people LIKESSSS👍

    Joel MoreiraJoel MoreiraUukausi sitten
  • The yellow headlights are allowed in the Netherlands, trade or sell just over the border.

    Hidde SietsmaHidde SietsmaUukausi sitten
  • Just to put it out there. 850CSi's are rare af and they cost £60k+ nowadays.

    B SB SUukausi sitten
  • That E46 Saloon is begging for an S54 swap lol

    Martini is a winoMartini is a winoUukausi sitten
  • The EML's will be bad and $1500 for spark plug wire set? I pass on that one.

    jocrp6jocrp6Uukausi sitten
    • On 5 E31s that I revived, all had good EMLs and ignition wires are 60€

      M539 RestorationsM539 RestorationsUukausi sitten
  • Puff diddily lol, 850 manual is a dream car of mine, probably too expensive to find one now.

    Gary XGary XUukausi sitten
  • 9'57" : got some infos from the plate. The "plaque d'immatriculation" is under the previous way to register cars in France named FNI (Fichier National des Immatriculations / National Databoard for Registrations) used until 2009 when it swapped to SIV system. "13" stands for "département des Bouches-du-Rhone" where Marseilles is the main city. There are about 100 "départements" in France and each one had their own data-board before. The registration system was built on letters and numbers. It started with AA. Here, your car is the 4937th light vehicle to be registered with VV into the 13th "département" of France. Then a Seat Ibiza may have been the 4938th and so on, so on until 9999 VV. Then it goes to the upper letter VW. At the date this 850 has been bought (11th July 1991), it wore "plaque noire", black registration plates, then swapped to front white/rear yellow. If you buy another French car, you can get infos from your office chair through this new service : It gives you infos about the car but also uploaded CT (TÜV) - not all, but some. Félicitation for the full-time job ! I'm following your channel since a previous 850 project and I enjoy it very much !

    Camille FontenelleCamille FontenelleUukausi sitten
  • I agree i absolutely hate after market wheels too ! The beauty looks so much better with the correct alloys on...

    Nervo 63Nervo 63Uukausi sitten
  • эх классная восьмёрочка и дисочки от ози в тему

    icon biticon bitUukausi sitten
  • I dont get 6k euro for a full paint job...Here in czech republic it will cost at the best paintshop 2k euros...would be worth to do the job in CZ

    Dan BajtekDan BajtekUukausi sitten
  • I can never understand why would anyone leave a car like this to just rot away. Thank God you will be saving this special machine.

    EmilthehunEmilthehunUukausi sitten
  • BMW should select you as a brand ambassador.👍👍

    Muhammad Jawwad TVMuhammad Jawwad TVUukausi sitten
  • 13k miles a year... hardly driven....

    Yankee7000Yankee7000Uukausi sitten
  • gotta say i prefer the aftermarket wheels

    blackmancerblackmancerUukausi sitten
  • Great video, eager to see the restoration 🔥

    Sanjay PillaiSanjay PillaiUukausi sitten
  • Cool car, great colour. You're funny. Subscribed.

  • i love dude nice jobs ! regrats from argentina!

    jorge gazzolajorge gazzolaUukausi sitten
  • I'm glad to be newly acquainted with this channel. Wunderbar!

    GTOgerGTOgerUukausi sitten
  • funny, where did U work before

    Boris MospanBoris MospanUukausi sitten
  • I wish I could come see da whips at yo garage man 😭 Iuv dese vids, fixin up the bimmers 🔥 much respect 💪🏿

    Trey PraduktionzTrey PraduktionzUukausi sitten
  • french people present lol

    AdrienAdrienUukausi sitten
  • Will you fix Mercedes?

    Dawn NadirDawn NadirUukausi sitten
  • This is without doubt the best channel on FIworld. I genuinely look forward to him coming on, and I find myself mimicking his accent when I work on my cars. I also curse myself as much as he does. Great content, love the sound track aswell. I wonder where he’s from? Clearly not German.

    rezaq1rezaq1Uukausi sitten
  • Just discovered you channel. Good content, I like diesel cars like 330cd e46, 335xd etc. But i love the 850i. Can't wait for part 2 of this video.

    MrCosmin94MrCosmin94Uukausi sitten
  • I always wonder what on earth these people do to wreck their car that badly.. Seriously! How can you fuck up your car on almost every single square inch?? My heart's bleeding.

    SimonSimonUukausi sitten
  • i love his resturations wish he did audi's watching this done right is very satisfying for some reason. especially high maintence older

    Roger SoCalBeachesRoger SoCalBeachesUukausi sitten
  • Me encanta tu canal! Gracias por tus vídeos!

    Eduardo AmigoEduardo AmigoUukausi sitten
  • Love these videos. This man deserves over 1000000 subscribers

    Hussain MohamedHussain MohamedUukausi sitten
  • Are you seeling those spacers with the bolts?=))) i am really intersting in it

    L.F.R. Andre-M.DL.F.R. Andre-M.DUukausi sitten
  • someone's been watching vice grip garage

    SNAKSNAKUukausi sitten
  • When beemers were all car and not just all grill .

    Rust Is NOT a CrimeRust Is NOT a CrimeUukausi sitten
  • Fuck yes! Now you have more time to make videos. It is the best feeling to wake up in the morning and see a new video from you and watch it with a big cup of coffee with nothing but slippers on.

    kakka626kakka626Uukausi sitten
  • Is this BMW in Frankfurt?🤩 Wanna visit you to See it

    Enke-Meister 98Enke-Meister 98Uukausi sitten
  • Two words v12 and manual in one sentence should turn every car person on 😇

    Daniel KadeneDaniel KadeneUukausi sitten
  • When FIworld's algorithm finally sticks you on everyone's recommended for some reason, then you'll get the 6 billion subs you deserve. Criminally underrated channel

    Ali MalikAli MalikUukausi sitten
  • 850 schalter wie krass

    Psy_HarknPsy_HarknUukausi sitten