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1989 BMW 635CSi

Having featured one final year model earlier today, let’s take a look at another. The BMW E24 6 series coupe didn’t make it into the 1990s, making way for the radically different E31 8 series coupe. In my opinion, these were two very different beasts. The 6 series was based around evolutionary styling, whereas the 8 series was more revolutionary with its concealed headlamps and wedge shape. While I like both of these BMWs, the 6 series always had a way of making me lust after it. That raked front end was just too irresistible and by the end of the production run, we even saw two special versions in the US, the potent M6 and leather-clad L6. This 635CSi for sale in Oklahoma apes a bit of that M look, sitting on later model Style 5 alloys and looking all the more aggressive for it. It also has the five-speed manual gearbox to get the most out of the 3.5 liter inline-6.

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Year: 1989
Model: 635CSi
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 69,000 mi
Price: $20,000 Buy It Now

For sale is a stunning example of the E24 6-series produced from 1975-1989. This example is a last model year 1989 with a 5-speed Getrag 256 manual transmission. It features only 69,xxx original miles on the rolling odometer. The color combo is black (086) over tan interior. The full interior has been switched to the more desirable “highline” which graced the 1987 only L6 model. This upgraded interior features leather covered lower dash, door panels, headliner, visors, and further includes the rear center console with A/C vents. Nowhere else can you get the luxury of an L6 with the M30B35 engine and 5-speed manual. It’s the best combination possible.

Engine is the upgraded M30B35 produced only for 1988 and 1989 in the E24; it features 208hp and 225lb ft of torque.

BMW style 5 wheels have been professionally refinished with new studs. They’re absolutely perfect. Good Bridgestone tires all around.

Everything on this car works as it should. Features include 8-way power adjustable front seats with driver side memory, sunroof, power mirrors, A/C, power windows, fog lights.

A/C works and blows cold. The dash is crack free.

No rust anywhere.

This car is mechanically ready to drive with fresh fluid changes including:

-Oil & Oil filter

-Red Line MTL in the transmission

-Red Line gear oil in the differential

-Power steering fluid flush

-Brake/clutch fluid flush

-Clutch and throw out bearing were replaced with new Sachs parts only 2k miles ago.

-New ceramic brake pads.

Upgraded features include a custom exhaust which gives the car that perfect inline-6 tone, a front strut tower brace, and Broadway Static coilovers at all corners with Swift springs. The front shock towers have adjustable camber plates.

Two keys and original owners manual. As a bonus a cassette of the top billboard album in 1989, which is of course Bobby Brown’s Don’t Be Cruel, is included with the sale.

The original BMW phone is with the car should you like to reinstall it for that retro theme.

This 635 CSi needs absolutely nothing. It’s ready for you to drive and enjoy for years. There are cheaper E24’s for sale but they’ll cost thousands of dollars to bring to this condition. Remember, there’s nothing more expensive than a cheap BMW!

I’m a BMW collector and active BMW Car Club member. I welcome all questions and picture requests. Only 24 pics allowed here but many more pictures available. Please let me know if you’d like to see or test drive this 635 CSi. If you’re out of the local area and would like to have a company do a pre-purchase inspection please let me know. I have a lift available on site.

There are not many opportunities to own a classic E24 in this desirable condition and build combination.

In possession of a clean Oklahoma title with no liens.

Car is located in Oklahoma City, OK.

Cashier’s check/money order/loan check/cash only. No financing available. Vehicle title will be held until funds clear.

(Car is in a collection and will not accrue significant miles while for sale)

I can assist with an airport pickup in Oklahoma City or will drop the car at a local shipping facility.

Vehicle shipping logistics and cost are the responsibility of the buyer.

Car is for sale through other venues, so auction may end at any point.

International buyers please contact me prior to bidding.

Within the last two or three years, we’ve seen values for the 635CSi inch up a bit, especially when one is hooked up to the five-speed manual gearbox. While they are not yet M6 pricey, they are starting to command some real money reflecting their collector status. This appears on the surface to be a no compromise example of the E24, but further investigation beyond the slightly smallish pictures would be needed. If it proves to be as good as it looks, the asking price would not be far off.



  1. TJsBeer
    TJsBeer July 2, 2016

    Style 5s look absolutely perfect on these cars.

  2. Brad
    Brad July 2, 2016

    Those deep dish wheels are gorgeous and everything the plebeian wheels of today, which come in two flavors: roid rage aka saggy speedo and faux roid rage aka saggier speedo, are not.

  3. GWG
    GWG July 3, 2016

    Beautiful example of one of my absolute favorite designs. The seller is right, fixing these can get very pricey. All the more important to check for rust everywhere as these attract it in lots of places. The e24 community is great. My biggest minus on this car are the comfort seats that just don’t fit the character of the car. The sports seats look and feel much better – and match the rear buckets.

  4. FastJagDriver
    FastJagDriver July 3, 2016

    I like that this E24 has some tasteful mods, the style 5’s, stanced suspension, and highline interior. The stock cars, while having a gorgeous body, tend to look really dated. This one has low enough miles that you could drive it 20k miles or so over the next 6-7 years taking it to shows or weekend drives and it would still be a “low mileage” E24. We get wrapped around the axle too much these days crying about originality and everything being perfect like we’re all some kind of million dollar collectors. This is a sub-20k car that looks like it’s ready to be driven and enjoyed, which is what I would want. The beauty of increasing E24 values is there’s no way you lose money owning this car.

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