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Lot 69

2018   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2018

1989 BMW 635 CSi

SOLD $51,700

Estimate

$70,000 - $90,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

WBAEC7410K0608660

Car Highlights

Final Year of the Paul Bracq-Designed 6-Series Coupe
Rare US-Spec CSi with Five-Speed Manual Gearbox
Just Three Enthusiast Owners from New
Exceptional Condition; Less than 7,200 Original Miles
Accompanied by Factory Accessories and Records

Technical Specs

3,430 CC SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
208 BHP at 5,700 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc Brakes with Anti-Lock Assist
Front Independent Suspension with MacPherson Struts
Rear Independent Suspension with Semi-Trailing Arms and Coil Springs
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Introduced in 1976 and known internally as the E24, BMW’s 6 Series served as the firm’s grand touring offering for 14 years. Paul Bracq’s masterful design incorporated traditional BMW styling cues in a thoroughly modern package and was mated to a drivetrain and chassis that benefited from ongoing improvements during the production run. This 1989 model incorporates all of those updates in a pristine low-mileage example.

BMW’s smooth-as-silk inline six-cylinder engine enjoyed a 26 hp increase over earlier models, and a self-leveling rear suspension was another improvement found in late-production cars. This car, desirably equipped with the five-speed manual gearbox, allows the driver to take full advantage of the free-revving engine.

Originally delivered in Southern California in July 1989, this car has traveled less than 7,200 miles in the hands of just three enthusiast owners. Its original black paintwork is set off by chromed TRX-forged alloy wheels, and matching black leather upholstery lines its interior. Luxury touches abound, including front and rear air-conditioning, a two-way sunroof, electrically adjustable front seats, rear window sunshade and electric windows, antenna, and central locking system. The BMW is accompanied by its owner’s manual, brochure, and tool kit, as well as service records supporting its low mileage.

Grand touring comfort, style, and performance await the next owner of this exceptional time-warp example.