Lot 139 - 1988 BMW 635 CSi Highline
|Odometer reading||69,000 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £23,000|
|Result||Sold - £27,168|
- Desirable Highline specification
- Warranted low mileage example
- Optional limited-slip differential
Successor to the race proven E9 3.0CS/CSi, the BMW 6-Series was introduced in August 1976, it utilised a modified version of the 5-Series saloon platform equipped with all-round independent suspension and powerful disc brakes. A natural rival to the 928 and XJS, the four-seater 6-Series proved more capacious than the Porsche and sportier than the Jaguar. Immediately recognisable thanks to its distinctive 'shark nose' frontal styling and thin pillared glasshouse it boasts real road presence. Second only to the BMW Motorsport tuned M6 version, the 635CSi's 3430cc unit developed some 216bhp and 232lbft of torque propelling it from 0-60mph in 8.4 seconds and on to 135mph.
This example of one of the 80’s most iconic sports cars is presented in lovely deep Royal Blue coachwork with contrasting sumptuous Highline specification grey leather trim. Boasting remarkably low mileage for a car that is so accustomed to gobbling up the miles, this example is offered in fabulous order with, at the time of viewing, the vendor stating that all electrical buttons are working correctly. Owned by BMW enthusiasts, the history file provides comprehensive evidence of continued maintenance and expenditure including new brake discs and pads in 2019 and, after which, the underside of the car was cleaned and checked and Dinitrol undersealing was applied to preserve the car for the future. Also present in the history file is every MoT test certificate from 1991 and the original book pack which details the supplying dealer, L.J.K Garages in Ilford, Essex who registered the car in June 1988. A copy of the original build sheet shows that this example was heavily specified with extras including limited-slip differential, sports seats, heated mirrors, electric sunroof, air conditioning, M-Tech steering wheel and rear window blind to mention a few. L.J.K, the supplying dealer serviced the car ten times from new and since then a comprehensive record of services from specialists coupled to enthusiast owner’s maintenance has been recorded. Offered with an MoT test certificate until January 2022 and with the original set of TRX alloys and tyres, this is an example of a great appreciating classic in very good condition with viewing highly recommended.
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