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      08-17-2014, 01:08 AM   #1
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Cool 2014 BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition Sold For World Auction Record of $825,000

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One-of-a-Kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition Sold For World Auction Record Price of $825,000 During Gooding & Company’s Annual Pebble Beach Auctions.
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One-of-a-Kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition, Presented by Jay Leno and Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO of BMW of North America

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - August 17, 2014… On Saturday evening, August 16, in celebration of the U.S. arrival of the revolutionary BMW i8, Jay Leno and Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, presented a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition, which was then auctioned off for $825,00, including buyer’s premier, during Gooding & Company’s annual Pebble Beach Auctions. This is a world auction record price for a BMW i8.

Sold ahead of the official BMW i8 fall sale date for approximately six times the MSRP of $135,700, the 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition is unlike any other BMW i8 in the world. Proceeds of the sale made by Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will go to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which raises funds for Monterey County youth and distributes grants spanning the arts, athletics, environmental sciences, educational organizations and community programs.

The 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition features BMW Individual Frozen Grey Metallic exterior paint and a Dalbergia Brown leather upholstery, which is tanned using dye derived from plant extracts and accented with stitching in BMW i Blue. Other trim accents in BMW i Blue, include the seat belts. Further marking this as truly one-of-a-kind, the words “Concours d’Elegance Edition” i8 are laser etched in the interior and “BMW i8” is embossed into the front headrests.

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      08-17-2014, 01:37 AM   #2
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Beautiful.... Love the frozen grey
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      08-17-2014, 04:09 AM   #3
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True, money is going for a worthy cause ... but what's so special about having special dye, stitching and laser etching. I don't know how those can make this car Concours d'Elegance Edition and six times MSRP.
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      08-17-2014, 04:49 AM   #4
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Not sure if I think the money is going to a worthy cause. Isn't Monterey County one of the most wealthy areas in the USA????? I've been there. No underprivileged people there.
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saw one in my dealer , tires look real but it has no door seams, must be plastic body for display?
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Crickey that's a lot of money
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Not sure if I think the money is going to a worthy cause. Isn't Monterey County one of the most wealthy areas in the USA????? I've been there. No underprivileged people there.
LOL....too right. just another shallow and superficial cause
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Not sure if I think the money is going to a worthy cause. Isn't Monterey County one of the most wealthy areas in the USA????? I've been there. No underprivileged people there.
Precisely my first thought. There are many more needy areas within and outside of the US where this money could have gone.
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apparently money cant buy taste.. frozen gray on brown? really?
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apparently money cant buy taste.. frozen gray on brown? really?
You must either be joking or not understand the taste of the upper class.
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apparently money cant buy taste.. frozen gray on brown? really?
Welcome to 2014 !
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Obviously it's a cover up so the event can fund itself and whatever is left over they'll justify by donating it to an organization that probably has plenty of donations or resources to sustain itself.
Regardless, someone got a deal as they'll claim it as charity and get a write off come April next year.
Cool car none the less.
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Based on the auction, I suspect the MY2015 MSRP just went up by 25%.
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Looks like a regular i8.
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thankfully I've got the "out-the-door" sheet for mine and it's MUCH more reasonable.
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Obviously it's a cover up so the event can fund itself and whatever is left over they'll justify by donating it to an organization that probably has plenty of donations or resources to sustain itself.
Regardless, someone got a deal as they'll claim it as charity and get a write off come April next year.
Cool car none the less.
You are only part correct, and many young people will benefit.
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Great deal for the youth of Monterrey County.
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apparently money cant buy taste.. frozen gray on brown? really?
gray and brown match perfectly fine. or you were joking.

here is an interior to make you shake your head (if you want one and a hipster, apologies). http://www.autoevolution.com/news/bm...ry-79804.html#
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doors like this are not practical in many garages. just saying...
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saw one in my dealer , tires look real but it has no door seams, must be plastic body for display?
Yes, it is a $28k "model"...

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Who bought it?
Rumor has it that it was Mr. Hendrick, who is no stranger for high bidding on vehicles...
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doors like this are not practical in many garages. just saying...
The doors are fine....trust me

Doors up below, standard garage with lowered ceiling (floored loft above cars) and electric door opening mechanism above the door next to my Ferrari.

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