There you go again....on and on about how great a car really is.
Be my guest...go ahead and spend your imaginary Monopoly money on that M8. I'd like to spend mine on something better. Yes, I agree the 850CSi is nice, and a great car, and excellent Dinan mods, low mileage, and a 6-speed is indeed better than the auto.....BUT you have to agree that $45K is a chunk of change...and unless you really appreciate 8ers like Terry does...or that's your spare change...there are better choices than just the M8.
Really, for $45K, you might as well buy a used e46 M3, e60 545i, e66 745Li, etc. And then stick all those Dinan mods on afterwards and it would be 2-5 times better than that M8.
I could go on and on.
I just don't see the sense unless you are a die hard 8-Series fan like Terry is or have money to blow.