Lot 268 - 1986 BMW 635 CSi
|Odometer reading||152,854 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £20,000|
- Cosmetically restored
- Suspension and brakes fully rebuilt
Successor to the race proven E9 3.0CS/CSL, 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 M88 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 1986 BMW 635 CSi was purchased about three years ago by the current owners as a restoration project that had already been started. All the suspension and the brakes had been fully rebuilt and a new complete exhaust system fitted. The vendors completed the restoration by stripping the bodywork back to bare metal, repainting the car in the original colour of Cosmos Blue metallic, refurbished the original wheels and fitted new tyres. They then fully serviced the engine and gearbox. The original beige leather interior has been complemented with a new headlining and carpet set. This lovely 635 CSi is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2024, the book pack containing handbooks and the service book which is fully stamped up to 2000 at 126,300 miles. Also supplied with the car is a large history file containing invoices of the parts used in the rebuild. This pillarless iconic 80’s sportscar is in very good condition, with that imposing shark nose, this is an appreciating classic from BMW and becoming popular with genuine modern classic enthusiasts.
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