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1979 BMW 635CSi

Over the summer, I took a look at an early 635CSi. Since the model didn’t come to US shores until late 1984, anything made before then will automatically be a European-specification model:

1980 BMW 635CSi

Today’s 79 is no different. This means slim bumpers, cool early-style spoilers, and a 3.5-liter M90 under the hood instead of the later 3.4-liter M30s in either B34 or B35 specifications. This one is also a really pretty color combination; Fjord over dark blue leather, and has some cool two-piece Enkei wheels to go along with it. It also won’t break the bank:

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Year: 1979
Model: 635CSi
VIN: WBA53310005546397
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 97k mi (TMU)
Location: Kittery Point, Maine
Price: $26,500 Buy It Now

This 1979 BMW 635CSi is a European-market example that was imported to the US. The car is powered by a 3.5-liter M90 inline-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission and is finished in Fjord Metallic over dark blue leather upholstery. Equipment includes 16″ Enkei alloy wheels, Bilstein shocks, a sunroof, and front and rear spoilers.
Recent work on the car includes a repaint, a refresh of the interior, and replacing engine gaskets and tires. All fluids have been replaced within the last 2 months.

If that ad copy sounds familiar in style, yep – this one was on BaT in July 2022, right after I wrote up the red car. It looks like it sold to the current seller there for $25,250 plus fees, which more or less equates almost exactly to the current asking price without consideration of shipping across the country. I guess some questions are in order for why both the current seller and previous seller decided against keeping the car for a long time; it certainly looks like a nice one. Were it me, I’d find some period Recaros and perhaps a neat and rare E24 headlight wiper setup and call it a day. For under 30k this looks like a lot of classic BMW style.



  1. Mark Jawdoszyn
    Mark Jawdoszyn November 6, 2022

    Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

  2. jimf
    jimf November 6, 2022

    i agree…sure looks like a good value

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