Lot 140 - 1986 BMW M635 CSi
|Odometer reading||129,634 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £37,356|
- Extensive history file
- BMW enthusiast owned
- One of 524 righthand drive M635 CSi produced
The BMW M635CSi was the brainchild of BMW’s Motorsport department and arrived to the market in 1984. Karmann manufactured the early 6-Series BMWs from launch in 1976 before BMW took production in-house. The engine was a development of the M1 supercar's 3453cc, 24-valve, six-cylinder unit producing 286bhp, the increased power necessitating chassis improvements which included altered weight distribution, revised suspension, larger brakes and a limited-slip differential. There was also a close ratio five-speed gearbox (or four-speed multi-mode auto) and a more luxurious interior, while outwardly this ultimate 6-Series model was readily distinguishable by virtue of its 'M Technic' body kit. Performance was impressive with the M635CSi capable of reaching 0-62mph in around six seconds on its way to a top speed in excess of 155mph.
This fabulous, very rare early chrome bumper, matching numbers M88 powered manual gearbox 'Shark' comes from a private BMW collection and is presented in probably the best colour combination of Zinnobar Red with Biscuit interior in fabulous condition throughout sitting on genuine BMW upgraded split rim BBS wheels. Originally registered locally to Ascot in Bracknell, do not be fooled by the mileage; this is a highly collectable, excellent example of the rare righthand drive M635 – even if you were to buy a poor example we believe it would cost £30,000+ to reach the quality of this current car which is one of just 524 righthand cars ever produced. This BMW is accompanied by an extensive history file including the original owner’s handbook and service book in its original wallet and the original toolkit detailing ownership from new. There are also many invoices, old MoT test certificates and a current MoT test certificate which expires in September 2021.
After purchasing the BMW in 2017, the vendor had some of the car refurbished to bring it up to the fantastic standard that it is today, and it now benefits from a retro stereo offering modern Bluetooth. All the electrics are stated to be in working order including sunroof and both front and rear windows. Recent works include a new fuel tank and ancillaries in 2019 and clutch and slave cylinder in 2018 together with a recent service this summer. The car drives extremely well and still feels quick on the open road even by today’s standards and with just 60 currently registered in the UK and BMW classic prices soaring this is a fabulous opportunity for a seriously cool BMW M car with a stunning history.
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