Lot 363 - 1980 BMW 635CSi
|Odometer reading||114,900 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,480|
With the iconic predecessor 'E9' shaped coupés now being highly coveted within collections around the world, it must only be a matter of time before the successor (E24) cars, launched in 1978, begin to rise in value in their wake. This example has a scarce and highly desireable specification in combining Graphite metallic coachwork with Burnt Ochre leather. There is an electric factory steel sunroof and, of particular note, a factory close-ratio, five-Speed 'dog-leg' manual gearbox. Being a 1980 car, this model is without the exterior body styling cowlings and black bumpers of later models, looking sharp, pure and refined with the angular 'Shark Nose' design at its most prominent. It does however benefit from the Bosch Electronic Fuel Injection system and synchronised central locking (both upgrades introduced in this model year).
114,900 documented miles from new, there is a substantial history file to accompany the correct wallet containing service and owner handbook manuals. The vehicle has not been modified from original, other than the switch to period BBS alloys (as many csi's were at the time to broaden tyre options) and a modern CD stereo. There are no cracks on the dashboard which is one of the weak spots on BMW's from this period and the service history illustrates good diligence, care and investment throughout the cars life by its previous owners. This car is described as being in very good condition throughout and a genuine joy to drive.
It has done less than 100 miles since the last MoT test which expires on the 27th September 2013. There were no advisories noted on the last certificate.
A handsome, safe and very capable modern classic which would provide stylish and reliable everyday use or equally be at home in a collectors stable for occasional use and shows.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.