BaT Auction: 1984 BMW M635CSi

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This 1984 BMW M635CSi is a European-spec model finished in Hennarot over Pearl Beige leather and powered by a 3.5L M88/3 inline-six backed by a Getrag 5-speed manual transmission. The car was imported into the US in 1985 by its original owner in Kansas, moved to Colorado with the second owner in 2010, and was acquired by its current owner a year ago. Modifications include Bilstein shocks and a stainless exhaust system, and records are said to show notable work in the past five years including a new head gasket, engine seals, timing chain and guides, recent driveline fluids and valve adjustment, and more. This E24 shows 85k indicated miles and is offered by the seller on behalf of its owner with service records to the mid-1990s, import documents, a factory tool kit, a car cover, and a clean New York title.

The M635CSi is distinguished with a deep front valance, black decklid spoiler, and Motorsport badging. This example wears slim European-spec chrome bumpers and is finished in Henna Red (052), which was a special-order color as indicated on the underhood tag. Many detailed close-ups are included in the large gallery below, including those showing two areas of peeling clear coat on the right front fender and rear quarter.

BaT Auction: 1984 BMW M635CSi

Three-piece BBS RS 15″ mesh wheels are metric-sized and wear 240/45 Michelin TRX tires. Headlights feature washers and aim control. The factory self-leveling suspension has been replaced with Bilstein dampers front and rear. The lower front valance was reportedly repainted under previous ownership to correct curb damage.

BaT Auction: 1984 BMW M635CSi

The interior is trimmed in Pearl Beige leather over manually-adjustable sport seats, and includes a power sunroof and Becker Mexico cassette stereo as well as a rewrapped M-Tech 1 steering wheel. A BMW fire extinguisher is mounted on the driver’s side.

BaT Auction: 1984 BMW M635CSi

The odometer shows just under 85k miles, including  just 30 driven by the current owner in a year of ownership. Cracking is noted on the driver’s seat bolsters as well as a broken trim piece on the base of the seat. A replacement trim piece is on order, according to the seller.

BaT Auction: 1984 BMW M635CSi

The 3.5L M88/3 inline-six features individual intake runners and Bosch engine management, and was rated at 286 horsepower when new. A 5-speed manual transmission sends power through a limited-slip differential. The seller states that regular maintenance is documented in included service records.

BaT Auction: 1984 BMW M635CSi

Work performed at Denver-area BMW dealerships between 2013-2016 under the previous owner included a new timing chain and guides, engine seals, radiator, cylinder head inspection, and head gasket. The car has reportedly been driven little in recent years, and driveline fluids were replaced and valves adjusted prior to the owner’s purchase. Power steering hoses and fuel system seals were also recently replaced.

BaT Auction: 1984 BMW M635CSi

A Silverline stainless exhaust and resonator are pictured above. A catalytic converter and oxygen sensor were installed to comply with New York emissions. Additional pictures of the underside and suspension components can be viewed in the gallery.

BaT Auction: 1984 BMW M635CSi

The factory tool kit includes a red-handled screwdriver and wipe-down rag. A BMW car cover and warning triangle are also housed in the trunk along with a spare wheel, jack, and BBS center cap removal wrench. A new trunk seal was recently installed.

BaT Auction: 1984 BMW M635CSi

The included binder contains owner’s books and manuals, import documents, and service records from the mid-1990s to present. Excerpts can be viewed in the gallery below. A set of factory keys is included along with a cassette cleaner kit.

BaT Auction: 1984 BMW M635CSi

The recent Carfax report indicates an accident-free history under owners in Kansas and Colorado.

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