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1982 BMW (E24) 635 CSI
This 1982 BMW 635CSi (E24) is a desirable UK-delivered example of one of BMW’s golden era vehicles. Under the bonnet is a naturally-aspirated 3.4-litre inline-six-cylinder engine which outputs 182kW/395Nm, thanks to some choice modifications. This power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed close-ratio manual gearbox. It currently displays 149,293km on the odometer.
Hailing from BMW’s shark-nose design era, the E24 6 Series unveiled in 1976 was the first of its kind. It paired a shapely front-end design with a sleek coupe body, and was powered by a strong six-cylinder engine which traces its origins back to the M1 supercar of the late 1980s. Early-build cars were manufactured by Karmann though the later more powerful cars began to emerge once BMW undertook production in-house. In CSi specification this car is the flagship variant of the E24 model range, not counting the M6 variant. Clean and original examples of any kind of E24 6 Series are becoming increasingly difficult to find on the open used car market, with higher-spec models such as this in even greater demand.
Painted in Polaris Silver with a grey cloth-upholstered cabin, this E24’s character flies under the radar with a subdued look. The heavily-bolstered Recaro seats hold driver and passenger in tightly, while a factory-fitted sunroof lets light in through the roof. This car is fitted with an Alpina cam which boosts outputs, plus it receives suspension and exhaust modifications. Most other items are standard fare for the 635CSi, however an aftermarket head unit takes place of the original. The car rides on a set of 16-inch BBS alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tyres.
This car was built in Germany and delivered new to the UK market in 1982. It is now a four-owner example, with the current owner having purchased it in 2009. Previous documentation lists this engine as having been rebuilt at 229,850km, however take note that the current odometer reading states 149,293km. Since the car was imported to Australia it has been serviced by SouthernBM in Melbourne. The last recorded maintenance was completed by SouthernBM 30km ago, where it was fully serviced and some minor body work repairs were completed.
The exterior condition of this E24 presents in good condition for a vehicle of its age and mileage. The Polaris Silver paintwork shows in fair order overall without obvious swirl marking or damage. Subtle marks and chipping is noted on areas such as the lower portions, as is common for cars of its age. There is minor pitting damage alongside the door sills and some scratching on the lower bumper portion is observed. Some wear and tear is seen around the door handles and chrome trimmings. All four wheels show in decent condition, though some curb rash is identified. Tyres retain a good amount of tread.
Interior-wise this E24’s cabin shows in good condition. The Recaro seats retain a good shape and the cloth upholstery shows no signs of tear. The carpeting and dashboard both show in decent order without obvious damage. All instrumentation shows minimal signs of wear and tear which is common for BMWs of the era.
All accompanying documentation will be supplied with this car’s sale.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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