A well-preserved 12-cylinder rocket once owned by a comedy legend

If you’re ever feeling down in the dumps and need a new perspective on things, I’d like to suggest checking out the comedy of George Carlin. Granted, Carlin was never one to sugarcoat a situation, but his ability to drive straight to the bone of an issue is second to none. His sarcastic, highly intelligent dark comedy is legendary, and now, his well-preserved 8 Series can be had by the highest bidder.

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The car is mechanically all-original and has very few blemishes, plus it says “PHUNNY” on the license plate. Nice touch.

Recently listed on the auto bidding site Bring A Trailer, Carlin’s E31 8-Series is 1 of just 363 examples brought to North America. It features black paint on black leather upholstery, which is befitting of Carlin’s chosen style of clothing and comedy. It’s also mechanically all-original and has very few blemishes, plus it says “PHUNNY” on the license plate. Nice touch.

Behind the shark nose front end is a 5.4-liter V-12 engine, which produced 322 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque from the factory. The ’12 mates to a 5-speed automatic transmission and drives the rear wheels exclusively. It also comes with Electronic Damper Control, an aftermarket stereo in the cabin, and 18-inch Racing Dynamics wheels in the corners. The car is relatively low in the mileage department, logging just 79,000 miles on the odometer.

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“Comedian George Carlin was the sole operator of the car from new until his death in 2008, though it was first purchased by his business partner,” states the Bring A Trailer post. “It was acquired by Carlin’s daughter following his passing in 2008 and she as added 11k miles since then.”

The car was recently serviced, and it also received a new headliner, an alignment, and it passed smog as well.

The auction ends Tuesday, February 20th. The current bid as of this writing (02/16/2018) is set at $25,250, although it’s expected that number will rise significantly over the weekend due to the car’s prestigious ownership.

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Source: Bring-A-Trailer

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