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Stunning condition "dry-state" 635csi in superb cosmetic and operating condition

1988 BMW 6-Series 635 csi for sale in Cary, Illinois, United States

Item location: Cary, Illinois, United States
Make: BMW
Model: 6-Series
SubModel: 635 csi
Type: Coupe
Trim: 635 csi
Year: 1988
Mileage: 111,177
VIN: WBAEC8411J3266977
Color: Bronze-beige metallic
Engine size: BMW 3.5L M30 6-Cylinder engine
Number of cylinders: 6
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Cream leather
Safety options: Driver Airbag
Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for BMW 6-Series 1988





Very clean & immaculate condition

Really, really nice BMW 635csi finished in Bronze Beige (metallic) with light tan leather interior and 111,700 miles. The whole car is in overall stunning condition. It was a southern state car all its life.
This straight 6 cylinder BMW engine was a big thing when released. The 635 featured a slightly larger 3.5L M30 6-Cylinder engine with 182hp (136kW) and greater torque to its predecessor.
This car is owned by one of our very respected Rolls-Royce clients who has not spared a single expense in maintaining this car - as he does with his Rolls-Royces. Every single thing it may have needed, has been done.
Body and paint is in stunning condition with almost no blemishes at all. The outside finish is very shiny and consistent and presents perfectly. On a scale out of 10, it is a clear 10.

The interior of this example is just immaculate with everything presenting clean and tidy. Please note, this is the L6 option so it has all the extra leather covering to many surfaces. On the standard 6 series, you had leather just on the seats. The L6 option gave you fully upholstered leather console (full length), door panels, arm rests, grab handles, knee roll, glove box, head-lining, over-head bulk-head and sun visors. This was a double edged sword, because although beautiful when new, it did not take much heat (or cold) to cause a lot of these leather sections to shrink and then warp. On this example, there is NONE of this. It is excellent to perfect. The only way this car could have such perfect interior would be because it was always garaged and never subjected to harsh weather conditions. Needless to say, there are no wear marks on the seats or upholstered surfaces. The leather presents beautifully throughout. The usual killer on the 6 series with the expansive dash, is cracks in the heat-shrunk material. Like the leather, this is perfect also and not even any hardening, and certainly no brittleness in the covering. Many nuances were also attended to. The "collapsed padding" in the driver seat, a regular "thing" with these cars, has been repaired, the broken clips for the rear sun-blind; repaired, the breaking handle releases; repaired. The interior truly presents close to perfect.

Mechanically the car is entirely sound. The car drives smooth and strong. Recent maintenance included brakes, new shocks and springs to the rear, gear lever bushing replacement, AC fan issues resolved and general services up to date. The wheels are BremmerKraft in 18" with brand new Bridgestone Potenza 225/40 tyres fitted just 2 months ago. These have a DOT stamp of 3117 (manufactured 31st week of 2017). They have full tread.

Both front and rear A/C units blow icy cold. The heater nice and toasty. Windows, seats, mirrors, electric door-locks, sun-roof, radio, antennae all work correctly.

This is a way above average BMW 635csi which is in fantastic condition. It would certainly rank as "amongst the best available".
We make no excuse for the higher than normal asking price because if you want a completely all together 635 with no surprises, this is it. Don't fall in the trap of buying one for $15,000 and then having to spend that much again to get her "truly right".

~~ This BMW 635csi is in beautiful condition and would sit well in any BMW event. ~~

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This BMW is part of a private collection. Although licensed and bonded, I am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car collector of some 30 years with considerable experience and knowledge of British cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with the Rolls-Royce marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. However, auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, and you are the winning bidder, please understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid or make an offer, you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. Your bid can not be subject to anything. A $1,500.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check or bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above, I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract, I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. To be clear, if you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required, you will forfeit your deposit. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.
As a collector and experienced restorer of a range of classic cars, I make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. By comparison, my cars are generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand, show cars can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate, so the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition. You are buying "condition" accordingly. Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices. Please also understand it is not always possible to attend to every item, or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items. Further, and very importantly, these cars are not new. So this means a 20 year old car is predominantly comprised of 20 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, break and/or stop functioning without notice. This is even more likely with hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical American car of the same vintage. Suspension and brakes on these cars are complex. We thoroughly check them and replace things that are identified faulty. But please understand, by example; if we change a brake line because it appears aged or faulty, we do NOT at the same time replace all other hoses because they are of similar age. This is considered "preventative maintenance". We do not do this unless specifically requested and is not included in the purchase price. Feel free to ask for this additional service. Further, a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, may decide to play-up the next. After all, it is some 20 years old. This is the nature of any used car and especially British cars. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition:
The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty expressed, written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible for errors in description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer’s request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any written or oral statements about the vehicle. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most US states, the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage, transportation, or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end, a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also, you must remember that this is a 20 year old vehicle, and while it is up to you, I do not recommend that you just “hop in and drive it across the country” until you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least, I have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home.


I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately, only few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult, so it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put, this is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, all European cars are not without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. So, please respect the terms and conditions when you bid.


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