Lot 145 - 1989 BMW 635 CSi Highline
|Odometer reading||28,439 miles|
|Result||Sold - £18,678|
- Late Highline example
- Maintained by ETA Motorsports
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 later 1989 635 CSi Highline example is resplendent in Zinnobar Red coachwork with full tan leather trim which are all in very good condition indeed for a 32 year old icon. On inspection the important electrics all function as they should with all the windows and sunroof effortlessly retracting and the air conditioning ice cold, a rarity for such a car. This example had been owned since 2014 by a genuine BMW enthusiast who lavished the car with expenditure in what could be considered a cosmetic restoration with all chrome and panels now presenting in great condition. According to previous MoT’s, in 2005 this example had a clock change due to cogs failing which is relatively common on E24’s and thus the odometer is 28,439 since that change with the earliest MoT test certificate being 2006 at 3,642 miles. Sitting on uprated BBS style alloy wheels as so many are, this example has been continually maintained by the owner with invoices from BMW specialists ETA Motorsport for recent bushes and rubbers, it also boasts a service in 2020 under 500 miles ago coupled to a further four services from ETA since 2011. This is a very handsome example of the increasingly popular 635 CSi, in Zinnobar Red it immediately stands out amongst a crowd and gathers admiring glances, with an MoT test certificate valid until June 2022, this is a very desirable classic that appears to be creeping up in value.
*Subject to clock change thus odometer reading is 28,439 since replaced
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