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BMW M635 CSI

£37,000

           race, pace, and with plenty of go. M-Power at its most elegant. Rare too, just 524 right hand drive examples were produced between 1984 - 1989.

The Motorsport version of the already highly successful 635 CSi benefitted from the wonderful 24 valve, twin cam engine originally developed as the heart of the M1 supercar. Other special features included the 5-speed Getrag sport gearbox, Motorsport springs and roll bars blended with Bilstein Sport dampers, larger 4 pot front brakes, larger wheels, and a limited slip differential.

Unique amongst sports coupes, the very expensive M635 offered an unrivalled blend of exclusivity, hand built quality, and practicality, in combination with real high performance. Four luxurious ‘proper’ seats, a commodious boot and a lavish array of creature comforts provide that practicality whilst the much revered, 286bhp M88 engine delivers the real excitement.

A true sporting thoroughbred, the M6 will sprint to 60mph in six seconds and, in an awesome display of torque, pull cleanly and increasingly rapidly from 25mph to 158mph in fifth gear. Overtaking ability is equally impressive with the dash from 30-70mph taking just 5.5 seconds. The M635 must surely rank as the ultimate everyday supercar – blindingly quick and satisfying on the twisty bits, effortlessly refined as a motorway mile-eater, and uncomplainingly efficient whether tottering to Tesco’s, or heading for the south of France.

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Finding an unmolested M6 with this sort of relatively low mileage and a complete and stamped service history from new is very hard now.  The car is low owners having had just 4 keepers, and this particular M6 is very well known to me as I have been involved with the advice and care of this car since 2006, when she had covered only 59,000 miles.

Having become too old to drive, the third person to own the car approached me about rehoming his beloved M6.  A most interesting man, Godfrey Argent ARPS was a highly respected portrait photographer with a fascinating career. Photographer to the Royal family, the stars, and the establishment, and then later appointed official photographer to the National Photographic Record at the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Society. The Queen, The Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Lord Mountbatten, Peter Sellers, Hayley Mills, David Hockney, and most members of Parliament and the Establishment, these were just a few of the faces that sat in front of his camera.

Unsurprisingly it did not take long to find a suitable 4th owner, and by some strange quirk of fate this guy’s love of photography, and also being a member of the Royal Photographic Society, maybe meant that Godfrey’s elegant car was destined to find him. Not just a loyal customer, but also a good friend and serious car nut, his love of cars started in the 60’s with a collection of highly modified Mini’s, hot Mk1 Cortina’s, and an original Fiat 500 with a 1500cc VW engine installed, all this before we met and I started to look after his lovely 735 and E30 M3.  Whilst in his care, this M6 was featured by Classic Cars as an excellent example of one of the BMW Motorsport variants. Now retired he and his wife travel extensively meaning the M6 must find its lucky 5th owner to continue to love and appreciate her fine qualities.  

 

During his care the car has been maintained superbly and has benefitted from a beautiful set of 17” BBS split rim wheels. These wheels are recommended by us to remove the now rather difficult to find, expensive, dated and noisy metric Michelin TRX tyres.  The front brakes have also been updated.  M6 owners often complained that the brakes felt slightly dated and wooden in feel for a car of 286 bhp.  Our suggested Brembo brake upgrade has been installed.

Specification

 

BMW M635 CSi

Build date: 11/02/1986

1st Registered: 13/5/1986

4 Owners from new

78,000 Miles

Classic Heroes uprated larger Brembo front brake kit

17” BBS Split rims (Original wheels will be supplied with the car)

Full and documented service history from new

Dolphin Grey Metallic Paintwork

Anthracite Buffalo Leather

Sports Seats

Electric seat adjustment with memory

Rear blind

Headlight wash-wipe

Headlight load level device

Air conditioning

On-board computer

Electric sunroof

17” BBS Split rim wheels

Classic Heroes big front brake conversion

Electric windows

Central locking

Adjustable steering column

Front & rear fog lights

Preparation

 

This is a very exciting opportunity to own a freshly refurbished M6 which has benefitted from a proper program of age related work and preventive maintenance. The car is passing through our

workshop as we speak and

the following extensive list of work will be carried out prior to hand over to the new owner.

 

Carry out oil and safety service

Replace interior fan diode pack

Replace gear-lever bushes

Replace driver’s door lock kit and code to original key

Replace o/s and n/s rear brake pipes and bleed brakes

Replace all engine belts and adjust

Replace coolant by-pass hose and replace numerous engine hose clips

Replace bonnet gas strut clip

Weld small exhaust blow from rear exhaust box

Diagnose rear wheel bearing and replace

Replace oil drain back tube gasket and O ring

Replace PAS pipe to front sub-frame clips

Strip and tighten loose seat backs

Clean and adjust n/s washer jet

Replace rear tyres 

Replace differential output shaft oil seals and O-rings 

Replace o/s and n/s rear roll bar dive links

Replace air bellows to air flow meter

Replace cam cover gaskets

Replace fuel tank

Replace centre track rod

Replace n/s/r spring rubber cups

Replace n/s gearbox mount

Re-tape engine wiring loom with loom tape

Replace missing headlight covers

Rectify faulty boot light

Rectify faulty o/s/f headrest

Bumper components needed after bodywork carried out

Repair rear blind hook

Replace coolant hoses

Replace under bonnet fuel hoses

Carry out very thorough clean of underside of car as required. Tidy up slightly distorted sill edges. Clean all underside pipes and a/c pipes. Carry out rust prevention programme.

Attend to corrosion to front wings and rear wings, surface corrosion to inner wings, inner o/s door, front panel above headlights, boot floor, bulkhead under bonnet and o/s/r boot seal area. Paint car as required. Stripe car as necessary.

Re-assemble with new front and rear bumper sections as required

Road test and MOT car

The car will be handed over to the new owner with the original wallet, handbooks, service book, spare keys, tools and the original metric TRX style wheels.

 

Please enquire with Barney for further details of this stunning M6

 

£37,000

     Please contact Barney for full details on this stunning M635 CSI

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