When my father started his foray into German cars, I was a young teenager. The first car he bought was a 1982 BMW 633CSi; to my eyes, still a beautiful car. Shortly after that he bought a companion 1985 635CSi automatic; and even though that car wasn’t quite as pretty as the earlier shark and was an automatic, it was much more fun to drive. It wasn’t because of the displacement increase in the motor, but rather the changeover to E28 mechanicals that really transformed the E24 from what was a stunning looker into a real driver’s car. These later 6s usually carry a bit of a premium over the early models, though truth be told the E24 market is really in a state of fluctuation where you can buy great looking cars for a steal or see very overpriced examples that need work. Currently falling into the former category is today’s black over cream 1986 model, sporting lower miles and the all-important 5-speed manual:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 BMW 635CSi on eBay
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 87,300 mi
Price: Reserve Auction
1986 BMW 635 with M apperance package. This is all original with all books and paper work. Paint is all original super shine does have some road chips shows great. Car has just been completlay gone over spent $4,986 which included: radiator,mounts, hoses, master cylinder, brake lines, brake pads, rotors, recharge ac, 4 new TRX Michelin tires. Interior has original recaro style leather seats which shows like new, dash pad is perfect. This is an excellent 635 which can be driven anywhere. Any questions please call Gary at 609-868-1007
I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of the badge engineering or the rear spoiler, but it is at least integrated in reasonably well. The paint does look sharp though there are a few chips that show the undercoating – items that you’d probably want to jump on sooner rather than later, before the tin worm attacks. This car has recently undergone a serious amount of maintenance, always a great sign of careful and diligent ownership – which the condition of the car seems to attest to as well. This is one of the rare cases I’ve seen where the owner has actually replaced the original TRX tires; at least it’s something you won’t need to worry about for a time. I actually think the these TRX alloys were pretty good looking overall, though they’re not as striking as the much more popular M6 or 3-piece BBS RS TRX variants. All in all, this 6 looks well cared for and well sorted with lower miles and recent maintenance. It’s the perfect opportunity to jump into classic BMW ownership – sure, it doesn’t have M-level performance, but it won’t have the accompanying M-repair bills. I would expect the seller is hoping the auction will hit around $10,000 – $12,000 for this fairly pristine example; all in all, not a bad deal for a lot of style in a dependable classic.