Can’t afford this ex-Michael Jordan BMW 850i? Then bid on his 1999 Range Rover

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One thing you can likely expect when you buy a car once owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan: The driver’s seat probably goes way back.

You have an opportunity to bid on two vehicles that once resided in Jordan’s garage, one of them rarer than the other. That car, on, is a 1991 BMW 850i with a six-speed manual transmission. The other vehicle, on, is a 1999 Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 HSE.

First, the Range Rover: It’s a two-owner vehicle, being sold now by an exotic car dealer in Illinois. It has 115,598 miles but received a new dealer-installed 4.6-liter V-8 engine 500 miles ago. The transmission is a four-speed automatic. The exterior is bright red, with a tan leather interior. It appears to have most every feature that was available on a 1999 Range Rover. Jordan, the listing says, was the first owner.

The BMW has a 5.0-liter, 296-horsepower V-12 engine, which breathes through a Magnaflow exhaust. A previous owner added some AC Schnitzer body components, and it also has 17-inch two-piece Schnitzer wheels. It has 30,000 miles on the clock, of which 22,000 were added by the present owner. Paint is Mauritius Blue Metallic. The air conditioner apparently needs work.

“This E31 is offered by the seller on behalf of the owner with documentation bearing Michael Jordan’s signature, manufacturer’s literature, a stamped service booklet, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Illinois title in the owner’s name,” says the listing.

Bidding on the BMW ends on Monday, and on Tuesday for the Range Rover. At this writing, the high bid on the Rover is $25,900, and $60,023 on the BMW.

We all know Jordan is an avid car collector; he recently dropped $3.5 million on a Hennessey Venom F5 roadster. So how potent is the Michael Jordan past-ownership? Pretty potent, if we’re judging from the 1996 Mercedes-Benz S-class S600, which sold through the Beverly Hills Car Club in 2020 for a then-record $202,200. That was more than five times the previously-recorded high bid for an S600.

So you have two chances to own a genuine MJ vehicle, one likely expensive, the other less so. If you want to “Be Like Mike” (a reference to a 1991 Gatorade advertising campaign, for you youngsters), happy bidding.




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