Like the black M6 currently nestled in the PH car park, the 635CSi's styling points to its grand-tourer credentials, with a long out-stretched bonnet, 2+2 interior and a boot that can comfortably consume a week's luggage. Unlike BMW's current offering, the 635CSi has none of the M6's swoopy Bangle-ised curves, favouring instead 1980s chisel-work, sporting BM's traditional shark-esque snout and twin headlights.
Lurking underneath the slightly down-at-heel 80's suit is a drivetrain whose heart, reputedly, beats strong. The 635CSi's 3.4 litre straight-six should be good for 185 brake horses, propelling Shed's chariot from 0-60mph in 7.4 secs and on to 138mph. Meanwhile, the smooth-shifting three-speed 'box and ample slug of torque (214 Ib ft) should mean effortless progress, if the cross-Europe dash to Monaco is on your mind. The 'chunnel' at least should be a realistic target, given this example's 10 month MOT and ample list of new parts.
Bought by the vendor as a project that he's been forced to give up, will today's SOTW fall to a member of the PH community ready to convert one man's loss into another's gain?
Here is my BMW 635 CSI for sale - a project which I cannot now do due to knee problems. Taxed 'til September 2010, with new MOT Cert. 'til 28th July 2011, and mileage of 139.5k
This model was designed to be a German competitor for the Italian Ferraris and Lomborghinis of the 1980's, and has many features as standard which even some cars of today do not have. A powerful machine ( 185 bhp ) with excellent comfort levels and performance, this car cost around £42000 when it was new - so grab a real bargain now !!
GEARBOX - Automatic; 3 speed; switchable modes of "economy" - "sport" - " pre-select"; smooth changes through gears; new selector cable fitted last week and 'box serviced at a cost of £450.00.
ELECTRICS - All working; on-board computer modes all functioning; light check computer working fully; sunroof opens and tilts; all electirc windows work; electric aerial needs plastic securing dome.
SUSPENSION - PAS; recent cross strut fitted; alloy w
BRAKES - Working well.
INTERIOR - Ivory leather; good condition; radio / CD player ( modern ); crack in dash cover.
BODYWORK - No serious corrosion underneath; underseal still visible; wheel arches solid enough; front wings have been replaced at some time; corrosion blisters at screens and on sunroof (normal); front bumper quarters corroded ( normal ), otherwise O.K. Car has been resprayed at some time, but has been affected by carwash brushes.
GENERAL - A good running project with lots of life left yet - good onefor an enthusiast - get yourself a powerful running car whilst you are working on it !! Will make a good Classic carwith some work.
I have given you an accurate description of car - don't miss out on a good buy !!
Collect car in person, or arrange own collection and transportation.
Car will be advertised elsewhere as I need the space urgently, so I reserve the right to remove from the auction before completion date.