BMW 8 Series coupé
Launched as a flagship for the BMW range in the 1990s, the 8-series coupé was a highly advanced machine, with electric and electronic everything and a superb 5.0 litre V12 engine.
It looked stunning, but was heavy for a BMW sports car, and the electronics are expensive when they break. Which they probably will. Choose with care, even more than you normally would on a used car.
Next page: An American oddball