16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 41

1986 BMW 635 CSI

Estimated at £28,000 - £35,000

Lot details

Registration No: C535 MNU
Chassis No: WBAEC820908187407
MOT: May 2022

  • 94,200 miles and just 3 former keepers from new
  • Offered with original bookpack, handbooks and service book
  • Previous gearbox overhaul and subject to a glass out repaint
  • Alpina evocation using some genuine parts

With the size and no lesser elegance of a two-door 7 Series the 635 CSi vehicle had a coupé body styled by Paul Bracq with a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.4 litre, single overhead camshaft six-cylinder engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. It is part of BMW's E24 range of cars. With a claimed kerb weight of 1460 kg, the BMW 635 CSi covers the 0-100 km/h sprint in 7.4 seconds and the standing kilometre in 28 seconds. Maximum speed was said to be 143 mph (230 km/h).

This pretty example was supplied new by Wollaston Motors of Northampton. With a recorded 94,200 miles showing on the odometer, this 635 CSi was the subject of a complete glass out respray last year. To enhance this particular Blue Metallic coupe, genuine parts have been utilised to make it into an Alpina evocation adding genuine Alpina steering wheel and Alpina valances. Attractive Alpina Gold side-stripe livery has also been added to make it stand out in the crowd. For convenience there is remote central locking, while rear parking sensors and Bluetooth have been added for modern convenience. For peace of mind the automatic gearbox had a £2,500 overhaul in 2019 by Midland Automatic Transmissions. The coupe has been fitted with a stainless steel silencer plus Bilstein shock absorbers and poly bushes at the rear. Last year, injectors were overhauled, and a recent 'Inspection II' service was carried out. In current ownership since 2011 and with just 2 former private owners, one of whom registered it in his company making 3 former keepers showing on the V5C, the previous owner was from 1990 - 2011. Offered with the handbooks and service book, there is a large collection of invoices plus old MOT certificates. The vendor describes the bodywork, engine, paintwork, and gearbox as 'excellent' and the car's electrical equipment and interior trim as 'very good'.

PLEASE NOTE: The registration plate shown in the photographs is not included in the sale

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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