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1989 BMW 635CSi

The E24 was an amazing survivor; consider, for a second, that like the R107 this was a child of the 70s that was still sitting in showrooms at the dawn of the grunge era. The E24 was initially based upon E12 bits and produced by Karmann, but in 1982 updated components from the E28 series were introduced. Finally, a second round of updates were introduced in 1988 as the E28 was phased out, and the E24 received components shared with the E32 and 34 models. New were body-color corner trim caps on the bumpers, ellipsoid headlights, and an airbag steering wheel. The rear air conditioning console, which had been a neat feature on the L6, was now standard. But the big news was under the hood, where the newest version of the venerable M30 – the B35 variant – was now found. The E24 now had over 200 horsepower on tap and freshened looks to see out production:

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Year: 1989
Model: 635CSi
VIN: WBAEC8419K3268476
Engine: 3.4 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 64,500 mi
Location: Pompano Beach
Price: $29,869 Buy It Now

Hello and Thank You for viewing another Premium Listing from Progressive Motors. Up next is a car that everyone knows and loves – the 1989 BMW 635i. Known affectionately as the “Sharknose”, this is a 1980’s icon. This particular example has had just ONE PREVIOUS OWNER. It has just 64k documented miles on the odometer. It was originally purchased at Southpointe Motorcars (now BMW of Sarasota) July 13th 1989 where it resided its entire life. We have a fully documented history backed up by CarFax.

One look at this 635i and it’s obvious this car was meticulously cared for. The exterior finish shines like brand new. All of the brightwork looks excellent. There’s no damage to the exterior what so ever.

The interior is equally as nice. The upholstery is still soft and supple with no cracks or fading. Same goes for the carpets and headliner. All electronic functions work and the A/C blows ice cold. We have the books, keys, original window sticker, sales contracts, service records and the like.

The importance of this kind of provenance and history need not be explained to the lucky new owner. If you want THE BEST, then this is the only one to get!

Call Tom at (954)461-1892 with any questions.

Cinnabar Red is a color more often associated with the much racier M6, and it looks slightly out of place to me on a normal E24. This one appears to be pretty highly original; there were basically no options on late E24, but this one does have an optional locking differential. Unfortunately, like most late E24s it’s also an automatic. Condition appears to be great overall and if you like the colors, a lower-mileage original late-production example is pretty desirable. Is it $30k desirable? That seems like a pretty big reach, and you’re in M6 money at that point. Granted, there is precedent for lower-mileage examples going for similar money, but were I buying at this price point I’d be looking at an M6, even if it was one with needs.



  1. Marc c
    Marc c July 25, 2021

    Look how clean that engine bay is…

  2. James P Fuerstenberg
    James P Fuerstenberg July 25, 2021

    the car is very clean…but, as you say too close to M6 money and an auto.

  3. jchouston
    jchouston July 25, 2021

    ….why are the metallic bits painted gold in the engine bay?

    Also, while the car presents nice (-ish) and has low miles, the automatic box will always hold it back price wise.

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