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The BMW E24 was the first 6-Series coupe produced by the German manufacturer and with its beautiful styling was incredibly well-received, soon becoming known as the Bavarian Ferrari. Assembly of the 630 CS and the 633 CSi started in March 1976 at the Karmann works but production was soon moved in-house to BMW. In 1979 the 628 CSI was introduced with fuel injection and marked the end of any carburetted cars in the range. However, it was not until 1982 that the 635 CSI really came of age with an improved chassis, even sleeker styling and an improved cabin. The engine was now a smaller bored and longer stroked displacement of 3430cc. The flagship was the BMW Motorsport inspired M635, but the sporting pedigree for the BMW E24 had been established in the Seventies with BMW 635 CSI touring cars being the mainstay of most European grids.
Offered here is a 1989 BMW 635 CSi finished in Zinnober Red with a full black leather interior and automatic gearbox. It had been ordered with the Highline luxury option which included impact bumpers, ellipsoidal headlamps and a full leather interior. Supplied new by Derek Woodman Ltd of Blackpool to a single lady owner, it was first registered in her company name before she changed the ownership and registered the car to herself.
The service book is stamped and shows the car has been well-maintained and led a cossetted life – commensurate with the 49,200 miles that it has now covered. It has recently had new period-correct TRX tyres fitted and will arrive at the sale with a fresh MOT. Supplied with its original book pack containing all the relevant literature and its UK V5c, low mileage 635s are becoming increasingly difficult to source, making this low-mileage Highline truly irresistible.