Michael Jordan’s vintage BMW leaps $41,000 in price in 48 hours

One of the finest athletes to ever play the game and one of the greatest sporting idols, Michael Jordan, is completing side quests as a car he once owned is racking up numbers on the auction market.

A vintage 1991 BMW 850i, previously owned by the basketball legend, now sits on the auction market, with multiple people trying their luck to own a car driven by the man and the myth himself.

Michael Jordan used BMW from 1991 up for auction

A BMW driven by Michael Jordan put up for auction has brought together car collectors and NBA lovers who want to grab their opportunity to get a piece of memorabilia from the Chicago Bulls legend.

The Beamer, powered by BMW’s historic M70 engine, a 5.0L V12, along with a six-speed manual transmission, is in pristine condition with only about 30,000 miles on it. Finished in a beautiful Mauritius Blue Metallic, the car comes along with signed documentation from the player himself and also has a license plate that reads, “M AIR J,” registered in the US state of Illinois.

The renowned athlete used the exquisite piece of engineering personally up until 1995, when he made the decision to give it up.

Michael Jordan
The NBA legend is well-known for his majestic car collection via Getty Images

This is not the first time a piece of Jordan memorabilia has found it’s way to an auction. Previously, in August 2021, the shoes Jordan wore in the fifth game of his rookie season were sold for a whopping 1.47 USD before eventually being sold for 624,000 in September of the same year.

Michael Jordan’s majestic car collection

Michael Jordan is one of the most famous athletes in the world. Considering his level of glory and history, it only seems right that the Bulls’ legend has one of the most beautiful car collections in the world, a collection that features cars from different countries such as Japan, Britain and Germany.

Michael Jordan
One of the greatest players of All-Time, it is only right that the legend has a monstrous car collection craze via Getty Images

The most recent and easily the most expensive addition to Jordan’s exotic car fleet is the Hennessey Venom V5, which has a market value of about 3.5 million USD.

Another massive purchase from Jordan is the 2010 Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir, which has a price tag of a whopping 1.43 million USD. Bringing variety to his lineup is the 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser J80, which Jordan bought for a measly 27,000 USD. One of the most famous cars in his collection is Jordan’s 1996 Mercedes-Benz W140 S600 Coupé which was even featured in the eye-opening ‘The Last Dance’ documentary.

Michael Jordan
One of the most iconic Jordan cars, the 1996 Mercedes via ESPN

Apart from the cars mentioned, His Airness owns a collection of cars in a lineup that consists of signature Aston Martin’s, a 2005 Bentley Continental GT, a 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet ‘SlantNose’ and a 2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello, among many others. Jordan’s entire car collection alone is estimated to be valued at around an insane 8.3 million USD.

What is your favorite car in Michael Jordan’s exotic car collection? Which car would you love to see at an auction next? We would love to know your thoughts and opinions, so please let us know in the comments below.

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