Lot 142 - 1978 BMW 633 CSi
|Odometer reading||123,573 miles|
|Result||Sold - £18,480|
- Rare to market 70’s 633 CSi manual gearbox
- Coopers BMW mechanical and body restoration
- Three owners, two of them from the same family
In the 1970s, BMW engineers wanted to build light, fast sporting machines, while management sought to produce large Autobahn bruisers to compete with Mercedes-Benz. Around that time, revered French designer Paul Bracq was hired away from Mercedes-Benz. He was able to bridge the gap between the two BMW factions by penning the fantastic 6-Series coupé. A spacious, comfortable road car, it appealed to management’s desire for a large grand tourer. Quick and competent, with taut lines reminiscent of the 3.0 CS, it pleased BMW’s engineers as well.
Originally sold by BMW Concessionaires GB Ltd Export Division in June 1978, this fabulous driving machine and well presented BMW 633 CSi is supplied with a huge service history within its original booklet, together with a schedule of works for its major restoration which was carried out by the well-known BMW dealer group, Coopers of Thames Ditton. The extent of the works carried out in all areas of the car is mind blowing. In total, the car was with Coopers for an entire year from between 88/89!
Amazingly, only 20,000 miles have been covered since these works were completed and the car has been laid up in storage for many years. However, in 2014, Rangers of Guildford carried out a huge recommissioning of the engine and its components, costing £2,400 at 123,000 miles. It is fitted with the stunning optional Alpina 18” wheels, the CSi deep front spoiler and its Pearlescent paintwork and fantastic period velour interior - this is truly an eyeful of a car. Following its recommissioning, it’s clear to see that this low ownership car has been lovingly cared for in idyllic conditions by its current family ownership and will not disappoint. Late 80’s and 90’s CSi’s are readily available but where do you find 70’s early models? The owner also ensures us that this car will have a full MoT test certificate at the time of sale.
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