BMW M635 CSI
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.
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.
BMW M635 CSi
Build date: 11/02/1986
1st Registered: 13/5/1986
4 Owners from new
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
Electric seat adjustment with memory
Headlight load level device
17” BBS Split rim wheels
Classic Heroes big front brake conversion
Adjustable steering column
Front & rear fog lights
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
Please contact Barney for full details on this stunning M635 CSI