1986 bmw m635csi




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  • Phil O'Reilly, the owner of this glorious BMW MCSi, clearly remembers ogling a blue example at Team McMillan in Remuera Road.

    At Classic Driver, we offer a worldwide selection of BMW CSis for sale. Use the filters to BMW Csi - M CSi (E24). USD 68 Market | Cars.

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    Results 1 - 14 of 14 This BMW CSi is a Canadian-market example that was reportedly purchased new by its current owner and shows 54k kilometers.

    1986 bmw m635csi

    1986 bmw m635csi

    The Recaro front seats and Motorsport steering wheel set the model apart from lesser 6-series and the M-Sport version added muscle to the BMW's lithe styling, with discreet 'M' badges and wider alloy rims filling out the flared arches. Retrieved 17 April And yet another lesson Phil feels he should pass on — find a mechanic who loves your car as much as you do, and let them get on with it. The work of BMW's Motorsport division, the new derivative was powered by essentially the same valve M88 straight six found in the mid-engined M1, with the exception of having wet sump lubrication, a higher

    1986 bmw m635csi

    1986 bmw m635csi

    1986 bmw m635csi

    1986 bmw m635csi

    1986 bmw m635csi

    Ref 33 BMW MCSi - Classic & Sports Car Auctioneers

    The design, the driving experience, the quality — but as far as Phil was concerned, the 6 Series stood at the pinnacle. He always stopped when he saw one still does, as a matter of fact.

    The sleek lines, shark-like nose, cool boot spoiler and the drop-dead Hofmeister kink were all features that ticked the right boxes. Like all the other New Zealand—new examples, it was an earlier, chrome-bumper model, and as well as that Cirrus Blue paint scheme it boasted black buffalo-hide leather — a unique combination amongst the RHD cars built.

    1986 bmw m635csi

    The cars were then redirected here at short notice, and distributed amongst BMW dealers for sale domestically. However, Phil reckons the Aussies have got their own back, as he knows of several New Zealand cars that are now in Australian hands. When Phil first came into contact with chassis No. Looking back, Phil concedes that it was a seriously stupid idea, even then, but he was a novice. Phil had carried out some initial research on M6s and knew that the timing chain needed to be changed at around ,km.

    One of the examples had that work done after a complete engine rebuild when the old chain gave way, and the other had not had the work done yet, but had done ,km and was therefore was due for a replacement.

    1986 bmw m635csi

    Phil wasted no time in flying back across the ditch to Auckland one long weekend to look at the latter car. It was best described as an honest example — not particularly clean or tidy, but with a full service history, and it was totally original. It was also within his price range. Phil was immediately smitten, and as they say, love does strange things. He bought the car and left it at McMillan to have the chain replaced. Five figures and several weeks later it emerged fit for another ,km.

    In some senses it was. He was helped by the fact that No. This is where he learned his second lesson — if you want to restore a classic performance Beemer of any variety , get to know some fanatics at your local dealer parts department. Phil found a friend at BMW in Sydney who was more fussy about locating the correct parts than Phil — he helped out by sourcing exactly the right windscreen-washer bottle the CSi also has headlamp washers , and the correct oil cloth for the toolkit.

    Find one of those guys to help and, to a large extent, most of your problems will go away — just bring a very hefty cheque book. For example, some of the searches for parts became a real mission. The tyres are a famous example. The original M6s came with a mm rim. Remember, this was in the days when metric was going to take over the world, and Michelin was going to be at the forefront of it all.

    1986 bmw m635csi

    So, in what must have been a decision made over a couple of serious steins of ale, the Germans put metric tyres on the M6. Other well-known mainstream models that sported metric rubber include the largely unloved Ferrari Mondiale.

    To call these tyres rare would be something of an understatement, and most owners have since given up and gone to imperial wheels and rubber. He finally found them on sale for a bank-busting price in the USA, bit the bullet and bought eight of them, just in case Michelin ever stopped making them. The unit in the car was cheap and nasty rubbish and, initially, Phil resigned himself to the fact that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find a genuine replacement.

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