Lot 188 - 1983 BMW 628 CSi
|Odometer reading||84,060 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,811|
Karmann manufactured the early 6-Series BMWs 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 until production ceased in 1989. Despite offering high horsepower 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. It also comes supplied with a current MoT test certificate valid until February 2018. 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 complements very well the colour scheme of the car. Wear to the driver's 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 signs of 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 collector's stable for occasional use and shows. Offered at no reserve.