Lot 15 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Sold for £4,500
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: B511HEW
Chassis No: WBAEC720908175333
Mot Expiry: Nov 2016
- Rare manual transmission example with LSD and cream leather upholstery
- Air-con (needs re-gas), elec windows / mirrors / sunroof, cruise control
- Recently recommissioned with an oil service and MOT'd till Nov 2016
The sleek, Paul Bracq-penned, four-seater 6 Series Coupe was introduced in 1976 as a replacement for the aging CS and CSL models. Code named E24, the newcomer borrowed heavily from the contemporary E12 and E28 5 Series Saloons and was of unitary, all steel construction. At launch, the range comprised two models - the 630 CS and 633 CSi; the bodies for which were manufactured by Karmann prior to production being taken in-house. The more powerful 635 CSi swelled the line-up in 1978.
'B511 HEW' is a 1985 example of this much loved model and is rare in sporting both manual transmission and a limited slip differential. Other items of note regarding this comprehensively-equipped car include: sports seats; electrically operated windows, mirrors and factory-fitted sunroof; central locking; cruise control; and air conditioning (which the vendor notes now requires re-gassing). The BMW is handsomely presented in the contrasting combination of Arctic Blue and a Cream leather interior. It has been recently recommissioned courtesy of an oil service and MOT and, though the vendor says it 'runs and drives superbly and is ready to use', he admits it would benefit from some further age-related attention. The mileage stands at an unwarranted 127,314.