Friday, November 23, 2018

Bracq Friday: 1985 BMW 635CSI

The E24 generation BMW 6-series is a paradigm of the expression "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" -- because the model lasted from 1976 through 1989 -- a 13 year lifespan of mostly unchanged engineering during the malaise era that was almost unmatched.  It is, of course, yet another example of a brilliant design from Paul Bracq and a perfect car to kickoff our Bracq Friday celebration. Find this 1985 BMW 635CSI offered for $5000 in Chico, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:
1985 BMW 635 CSI 
VIN: WBAEC8400F0611609 
condition: fair 
cylinders: 6 cylinders 
drive: fwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 199000 
paint color: red 
size: mid-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: coupe 

A good condition BMW 635 CSI 1985. The powerful engine runs well and car handles nicely. Just passed Smog. The body and motor are in good condition but the interior needs some TLC and repairs.

See a better way to drive a Bracq designed classic?


  1. I loved those cars, unpretentious but timeless classic and great handling, but needs a 5-speed stick.

  2. Now I'm hard pressed to think of other automobiles that stretched that timespan (or further) without a major redo... and I'm only coming up with a Volvo 240 off the top of my head.


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