Lot 117 - 1985 BMW M 635CSi
|Odometer reading||105,000 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,560|
BMW Motorsport introduced M635CSi in Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1983. It is essentially an E24 powered by the engine that was used in the BMW M1. 'The Bavarian Express', that's what the fans called it- affectionately understating the M version which, with a 282bhp M88 unit, was a real Porsche killer. Most of the cars were equipped with special metric 415mm diameter wheels requiring Michelin TRX tyres. All M6 cars came standard with a 25% rear limited slip differential. US models included additional comforts that were usually optional on models sold in Europe such as Nappa leather, power seats and a dedicated rear A/C unit, not forgetting the center beverage chiller. Car and Driver tested a US M6 in July 1987 and achieved a 0-60 time of 6.1 seconds, better than the BMW published times of 6.4 and 6.8 seconds for the European and US versions respectively. 4,088 M 635CSi cars were built between 1983 and 1988, with 1,767 of those being US built models.
This 1985 BMW M6 has been fully maintained and serviced throughout its life and received a restoration in 2005 with more recent work following, including repairs to the gearbox. Finished in the classic BMW colours of white with brown leather interior, this very good example is supplied with a registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2016 and a large history file containing old MoT test certificates and an extensive array of invoices. Also accompanying this car is the original Owner's Manual Pack containing handbook and service book, both of which have been regularly stamped by BMW main agents and German car specialists. These BMW Motorsport road cars are becoming more sought after and collectable, and this is an opportunity to purchase one of the most desirable models.
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.