Lot 245 - 1980 BMW 635 CSi
|Odometer reading||88,453 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £18,000|
- Very original example
- Good condition
Successor to the race proven E9 3.0CS/CSi, the BMW 6-series was introduced in August 1976. More forgiving than its predecessors, 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. An impression backed up by the various versions of BMW's mighty M30, SOHC straight-six engine fitted throughout the range. 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 lovely totally original, completely unrestored example is one of the few 1st generation E12 based 6 series left on the roads today. It retains its original metallic blue paint which is in good condition and also retains its period correct Pioneer audio and a very rare interior cloth option, which has aged beautifully, all of which make this particular example stand out from the crowd. This car has only had four previous owners and the history file contains proof of previous sales, various road tax and MoTs and also invoices for circa £8,000 of work carried out recently whilst recommissioning. A wonderful ‘time wharp’ example of a truly iconic German sports car revered worldwide.
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