Lot 312: 1982 BMW Sport 635CSi
Powered by the same 3.0 litre six cylinder engine used in the 3.0 CS saloon, BMW's first coupe of this model type was the rare 630CS, a car which can be easily identified by its very small rear bumper. Launched initially in the United States', the fuel-injected 630CSi followed before engine capacity was increased for its successor, the 633CSi; available only in Europe, there was also the 628CSi, a budget model introduced in late 1979. Engine capacity was further increased for the stylish coupe with the highly regarded 635CSi, while the top of the range M-Sport derivative, the awesome M6 24-valve model produced a mighty 286bhp and would remain one of the most desirable of BMWs ever produced. American versions of this car, however, not only suffered terribly from anti-pollution, exhaust emission regulations which greatly reduced engine output, but also from the fitment of awful looking, huge impact bumpers; these cars were generally heavier, and as a result European specification cars perform far better than their American equivalents, particularly when compared to the final American L6 version which, though far more luxurious, was 450kg heaver and yet only had a 182bhp engine. Attractively finished in deep purple with a contrasting cream leather interior, this fine example is described by the vendor as being in good to excellent condition in all respects. It is reported to drive well and there have been a number of recent mechanical repairs, including new brakes front and rear and a new starter motor. The vendor also declares this to be a rust-free example, and it comes with a full year's MoT test certificate as well as added benefits such as Alpina road wheels and steering wheel and a stereo. Good looking, powerful and reliable, the BMW 635CSi.
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