|Colour:||Saphir blau metallic|
|Engine size:||3.5 Litre|
1982 BMW 635 CSi For Sale In London (RHD)
- Flagship model
- The same single-family ownership since new
- Just under 1000 miles since restoration with BMW main-dealer
- Complete with complete books and tools
- Will simple not disappoint upon viewing
Finished in possible one of the finest period colour combinations of Saphir blau Metallic coachwork with a French Blue hide and matching Blue carpets. With every possible option which was available, this example really is a flagship model, benefiting with Electric windows, Air conditioning, ABS braking system, Power steering, Electric sunshine roof and Pioneer ‘ARC’ radio cassette with multi-channel equaliser which is coupled with matching Pioneer speakers the ‘hight’ of 80’s in-car entertainment.
Having benefitted from comprehensive restoration, with all works carried out by a BMW main dealer just under 1,000 miles ago, the example has traveled some 77,400 miles from new and just 1984 miles each year.
Upon vieiwng, you can not help but notice how correct and more importantly how well cared for this example has been cherished over the course of the past 37 years by its original owners. The 635 wear’s the correct matching Michelin Radial tyres as per the same specification as the unused spare wheel, the 20 hole alloy wheels are all exquisitely presented and correct as well as the decals and the boot lid lip spoiler. There is not a sign of wear to the interior and not even on the brake pedal shows any age. Upon looking in the engine compartment the inner wings and rocker cover boxes look the same as the day as the car rolled off the production line. The panel fitment is perfect and even the door apertures show no signs were and just light cover of clear wax on the hinges.
Complete with all original owner handbooks, a complete set of tools and of course the first issue factory supplied service book is complete. This example will simply not fail to disappoint upon viewing and will bring many years of enjoyment to its next lucky custodian.
History of the BMW E24: the first generation of BMW 6 Series grand tourer coupés which was produced from January 1976 to April 1989. It replaced the E9 coupés and was, after a 16-year hiatus, succeeded by the E63 6 Series in 2004. The E24 was produced solely in a 2-door coupe body style.
The initial proposal for the E24 was a based on a BMW E9 3.0 CS with an increased height, in order to make it easier for customers to get into the car. However, Bob Lutz rejected the proposal, eventually leading to the shape of the E24 in its production form. The E24 was designed by Paul Bracq. Unlike its E9 predecessor, the body of the E24 has a B Pillar.
Production started in January 1976 with the 630CS and 633CSi in February 1976. Originally the bodies were manufactured by Karmann, but production was later taken in-house to BMW.
In 1982, the E24 platform changed from the E12 5 Series to the E28 5 Series, resulting changes to exterior styling, engines, chassis, suspension, electronics and the interior. The struts in the new front suspension were double-linked ones, making the car less likely to dip under hard braking. The new rear axle was nearly identical to the trailing arm layout of the E28 528i, with the addition of an extra top-mounted link. Meanwhile, the ventilated rear discs had proven a needless complication and were replaced with solid ones.
The 635 CSi engine was updated to the 3,430 cc (209 cu in) M30B34, which used a smaller bore and longer stroke than the previous 3,453 cc (211 cu in) M90 engine. The 635CSi became available with a wide-ratio 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
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