Lot 216 - 1988 BMW 635 CSi Highline
|Odometer reading||33,865 miles|
|Result||Sold - £26,040|
- Just one previous owner
- Low mileage Highline example
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.
One of the best E24 BMWs we have had the pleasure to auction, beautifully finished in Cirrus Blue metallic with a full Highline extended Nappa leather interior, this example of the collectable 635 CSi Highline boasts just one previous husband and wife owner who owned and maintained the car whilst living in Jersey until 2018, they then brought the car to the UK, where we are told the car was always garaged before being sold to its current keeper. Offered with the original bill of sale and complete book pack with three sets of keys. Sitting on correct TRX wheels and the options of ‘M Sport’ electrically adjustable seats, air conditioning and rear blind. This example appears completely original throughout including original stickers, factory grease on hinges, original unused spare, toolkit and original first aid kit and also shows original clean ‘stone chip’ visible underneath and in the aches. Presented with a service history with invoices going back to the 90s as well as recent extensive expenditure including battery tray repair, suspension work, post MoT test certificates and new correct Michelin TRX tyres which are nearly £2,000 alone. We are advised it drives wonderfully, like a five year old car, not a 35 years old one and viewing is highly recommended.
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