Lot 304 - 1983 BMW 635 CSi
|Result||Sold - £1,698|
Karmann manufactured the early 6-Series BMW's from launch in 1976 before BMW took production in house. The most significant technological upgrade on the E24 range took place in 1982 whereafter all models were constructed upon the more advanced E28 chassis right through until production ceased in 1989. This 1989 635 CSi has the pure elegant lines associated with the earlier cars which accentuate 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.
Offered to Historics by a BMW Car Club member, this restoration project is the very rare manual 635 CSi with LSD (Limited Slip Differential) and we are informed was in good condition prior to the start of a restoration for what was to be finished as a show car for the marque. The car had been stripped and prepared for a full body restoration with the chassis acid dipped and most welding works completed. Currently finished in Etch primer with a huge selection of parts some of which have been refurbished ready for the restoration. Unfortunately, the restoration had to be abandoned due to loss of storage amongst other pressures that comes with life, but our vendor hopes that a new enthusiastic owner can continue where he left off. We are informed all parts are believed to be included and some £10,000 has been spent thus far and the parts alone are valued at £11,000. Offered without reserve, this could be a fabulous project or perfect donor car. With prices of 635 CSi BMW’s on the rise why not complete what could be one of the rarest and most desirable manual, LSD cars of the 80’s.
Guide Price £5,000 - £8,000
Interested parties should note that the engine, gearbox and all ancillary parts will be required to be collected, post auction, by the winning bidder from nearby Woking.
Parts included with the sale:-
The car is believed to have all parts included. The car has moved storage facility a couple of times, so inevitably the odd parts may of gone missing, so while the vendor can’t guarantee all parts are included he can say that 95% of them are. The car has also has the same part more than once (trim pieces), some restored parts (not many) and most of the parts are as they were when they came off the car.
When the vendor purchased the he could not fit all the parts in a Long-wheelbase van. Some are boxed while many are loose. He has offered to help the new custodian in any way he can, and there is a huge amount of parts. It fills up an entire stables.
Parts by Type: -
All body panels
Glass (Vendor believes one rear side window has been broken and so is missing)
Interior trim in three colours green / blue / black
Seats front sport disassembled (black)
Subframes and suspension parts
Manual Gearbox Overdrive
LSD 3.07 ratio
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