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Lot 010: BMW 635CSi

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (13 July 2011)

BMW added a new coupe model to its range in 1976, the 6-Series E24. Long, low and rakish with distinctive 'shark nose' frontal styling and an elegant thin pillared cabin, it was a natural rival to the Porsche 928 and the Jaguar XJS. The chassis platform was shared with the outstanding 5-Series, widely considered to be the best handling saloon in the world at the time. A range of straight-six engines were available from a 180bhp 2.8 to a fabulously smooth and potent fuel-injected 215bhp 3.5-litre which gave the car a top speed of 140mph. All were beautifully built in the finest BMW tradition with superb performance and handling characteristics and luxuriously trimmed interiors. This particular 635CSi is a rare 5-speed manual model with a full Recaro sports interior in black leather. As the original service book confirms, it was supplied new by Williams Motor Co of Liverpool to a Dr GJ Tatlock in April 1986. It has covered some 93,500 miles with 23 service stamps to date, the first 19 at BMW main agents (up to 87,000 miles) and the last less than 1,000 miles ago. The car is fitted with expensive 17 Alpina alloys plus an Alpina steering wheel and gear knob. It also has an electric sunroof, air conditioning, electric seats, CD player, alarm/immobiliser and a stainless steel sports back box which gives a very fruity exhaust note. Appearing to be in good order throughout and driving well, it comes with all its original handbooks and is taxed until November and MOTd until April 2012. The car was subject to a Category C insurance claim in 1992 but has since been repaired.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number010
Estimate£4500-£5500
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1986
Condition rating
Registration numberC971 FWU
Mileage-
Chassis numberWBAEC720008175382
Engine number41963825
Engine capacity (cc)3430
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2