Lot 311 - 1983 12866 628CSi
|Odometer reading||84,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,024|
Karmann manufactured the early 6-Series BMW's from launch in 1976 before BMW took production in house. The most significant technological upgrade on the E24 range took place in 1982 after which all models were constructed upon the more advanced E28 chassis through until production ceased in 1989. Despite offering high horse-power and a similar top speed at 134mph, demand for the 628CSi remained low by comparison to the 635CSi variant which by far and away formed the vast majority of sales for the E24 family. This 1983 628CSi has the pure elegant lines associated with the earlier cars which accentuates the 'shark-nose' design in the absence of the front skirts and the other exterior evolutions which came with the later generations. At the same time, this model enjoys all of the benefits associated with construction on what was then the brand new E28 platform.
The odometer shows the mileage today to be a little over 84,000
and there are documents within the history file, including copies
of service book stamps, which are consistent with the current
reading. Finished in BMW Henna Red, the bodywork looks to be in
very good order and the paintwork retains a deep lustre.
The original BMW option Recaro sports interior is finished in
a silver-green velour which compliments very well the colour scheme
of the car. Wear to the drivers seat is minimal and the dashboard
on this example is also free of sun damage which characterises many
BMW's of this period. The driving experience is described as
comfortable, capable and superbly reliable.
With the iconic predecessor 'E9' shaped coupés now being highly coveted within collections around the world, the successor (E24) cars are coming into good favour and prices for well cared for examples are beginning to show some promise of following a similar trajectory to the earlier family of coupés. A handsome, safe and engaging 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.