I'm from London and jumped on the 8 series merry-go-round recently.
I realised suddenly I had not introduced myself here and thought I should.
1998 840ci Sport, Dakar Yellow (no getting away from that!) and still on cloud nine, as is my wife (she likes a drive too).
We were scared but we went ahead with it, i'm sure with my talkative nature i'll keep any 8 series owners informed of my progress there, and i hope i have the time to sometimes interact on the general boards, because i do love other BMWs and its only the 8 series which is a bit new to me.
Anyway, howdy good folks, and there are some pictures of said car (in case someone asks...) on this thread: