The BMW 635 CSI is recognised as one of the great German sports coupes of the 1980's. The L6 model was only available in the USA and was comparable to the European Highline version. With a full leather interior and airconditioned storage box below the rear armrest, the 635 CSI L6 added an extra touch of luxury to BMW's grand tourer. All of the L6's came with an automatic transmission.
We sourced this example in California, where it was cared for by one family since new. The first owner was a medical doctor from San Francisco. The BMW 635 was later registered on his wife's name. It has certainly been taken care of and is presented in its factory original paint. Still showing a nice shine, the body has a few cosmetic imperfections, but is rust free in all of the vulnerable areas. Unfortunately the car suffered a light side damage to the right rear fender, door panel and right hand door mirror. Also, the front bumper is damaged. Ideally, this repair work would be combined with a conversion to European bumpers. All of the panels show the correct VIN sticker. Aftermarket wheels, with the original spare wheel. Included is a complete factory tool kit, instruction manual, service booklet and warranty card.
The lush full leather interior is in well preserved condition. The front seats were protected by sheepskin covers and the blue leather looks almost as good as new. Some colour fading to the rear seats, which could easily be corrected. The dashboard has been replaced by a conventional one, after a recall by BMW to replace warped L6 leather dashes under warranty. The passenger seat hinge needs to be properly attached (loosened drive cable for the adjusting mechanism). Also, the glove box is loosely mounted and needs to be properly attached. Aftermarket radio, factory sunroof.
The BMW runs and drives well. The service manual shows dealer service checks until 1994 (35.000 mls). Under the hood, everything looks tidy and original. The windshield shows a recent oil service sticker (next service at 123.348 mls / 05/2020). A service check up of all systems is advisable, as well as a valve adjustment and replacement of the valve cover gasket. 118.000 mls on the odometre, in line with earlier listings on the VIN background check. Rear exhaust damper has a crack and some rust damage. No accident history, one registered owner until we acquired it in 2020.
This honest and well-preserved 635 CSI will be a great project for a practical classic BMW enthusiast.
Price: € 8.800
Our BMW 635 has a US title (California) and EU import document (duties paid). Door-to-door delivery possible (EU only), contact us for a shipping quote. Visits and inspections by appointment at Dandy Classics in the Netherlands.