Lot 187 - 1985 BMW M635CSi
|Odometer reading||77,849 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £40,000|
|Result||Sold - £38,488|
- Extensive history file
- BMW enthusiast owned
- One of 524 right hand drive models 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' bodykit. 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 Car Club member and enthusiast and is a car well known in the Club having been seen at many Club Shows and notably was on the club stand at the NEC Classic Car Show. Presented in probably the best colour combination of Cosmos Blau with Pacific Blue interior with a factory fitted Mtec body kit. In fabulous condition throughout, it sits on period uprated alloy wheels housing uprated 8 Series brakes (original wheels also supplied) and boasting a limited slip differential. Originally registered on 1st August 1985 and delivered locally to Bracknell before selling through BMW Park Lane, this is a highly collectable, excellent example of the rare right hand drive M635 – one of just 524 right hand cars ever produced – and even if you were to buy a poor example, we believe it would cost in excess of £30,000 to reach the quality of this current car. Having purchased the BMW 17 years ago, the owner has amassed an extensive history file detailing the considerable amount of money he has been spent on refurbishing and restoring the car to its current excellent state. In 2009 a full body restoration and repaint was fulfilled by Autospray VSS in Henstridge, Somerset with full photographic evidence of the work included in the history file. In fantastic standard today, it also benefits from an original radio/cassette, Blaupunkt New York SQR83 model and all the electrics are reported to be in working order including sunroof and both front and rear windows. In 2016, with the mileage at 77,470, a full engine rebuild was undertaken by renowned specialists Munich Legends and less than 400 miles has been covered since. 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 coupled to all the brake lines and fuel lines replaced.
Garaged and used sparingly, this is a pampered example that we strongly recommend viewing. Accompanying the car is the original owner’s handbook and service book in its original wallet with the latest stamp in 2020 and the original toolkit with history detailing ownership from new. There are also many invoices, a BMW Heritage Certificate, every MoT test certificate going back to 1988 and a current MoT test certificate which expires in March 2022. 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 to snap up a seriously cool BMW M car with a stunning history.
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