1989 BMW 635CSi Highline (E24)


  • Highly original 
  • Specialist maintained 
  • Comprehensive body restoration in 2015 
  • Highly collectable and revered classic 


Exceptionally penned by renowned automotive designer Paul Bracq, the BMW E24 was the first generation of their esteemed 6 Series range and replacement to the highly regarded E9 model. Braq had a reputation for producing masterpieces and during his time as Design Director of BMW, he produced some of his most critically acclaimed work such as the BMW E24. 

Produced as a two-door coupé only, the E24 combined the era-distinctive BMW features, such as the kidney grille, with wondrous and sleek body lines that included an elongated hood and sloping roof line. Captivating exterior aesthetics was not the only draw, however, a luxurious and comfortable interior plus a range of straight-6 engines allow for responsive and engaging performance. 

Near the top of the model lineup and widely considered one of the best classic BMWs is the 635CSi. Powered by BMW's 3.5L version of BMW's iconic M30 straight-6 engine, the 635CSi delivers impressive performance and an enjoyable driving experience no matter the journey. The robust power allows for comfortable easy grand touring as well as the ability to produce exhilarating B-road drives. 

Presented in very good condition, this late 1989 635CSi is a wonderful example of the beloved car. In current ownership since 1998, the car has been a cherished companion and has been treated to a multitude of body and mechanical work in the last few years by a well-respected E24 specialist. Benefiting from a comprehensive body restoration in 2018 plus a recent major service, this E24 is a stunning sight and is reported to drive excellently. Accompanied by an array of paperwork this is without question a very rare opportunity for an enthusiast or collector to own a great example of the sensational E24 635CSi. 


  • UK registered 16th November 1989 
  • Supplied new by Eastern Motor Co Ltd Edinburgh 
  • V5c present 
  • 3 previous owners 
  • Current ownership since 1998 
  • Original manufacturer's book pack & subsidies present 
  • Service portfolio present with stamps up to 1997 
  • Reported to be accompanied by several historic invoices 
  • Private plate included 
  • MOT until 31st August 2024 


  • Lotus White Nappa Leather 
  • Very good condition with small signs of use 
  • Original luxurious environment 
  • Fully operational switchgear 
  • Retractable rear sunblind 

As you step inside this 635CSi Highline you’re greeted with a luxurious and comfortable environment, finished with high-quality upholstery in a distinctive era fashionable style. The Lotus White Nappa Leather is a gorgeous sight and is overall in good condition, with slight signs of usage. Its an enjoyable colour scheme and a rare one to be specified alongside the Diamond Schwartz exterior, adding further appeal to this already attractive classic. 

The driver-focused, ergonomic arrangement provides the driver with excellent awareness and support, amplified by the Highline model options such as a premium sound system and air conditioning. Overall, an exceptional grand-tourer in the truest sense. 


  • Gorgeous design 
  • Presented in very good condition 
  • Diamond Schwartz Metallic black 
  • 15’’ BBS Alloy Wheels 
  • Body restoration completed in 2018 

Benefiting from an extensive body restoration in 2018, this E24 is in wonderful shape. Its eye-catching design and famous ‘shark nose’ have become such an iconic look that is widely considered an elite BMW era. The Diamond Schwartz paint is in very good condition and is a perfect pairing to the Lotus White interior. 

The Highline spec adds further elegance to the stand-out car with painted exterior trims and stunning 15’’ BBS Alloys. An unmistakable car displayed in stunning fashion. 


  • 3,430cc (3.5L) M30 Straight-6 Engine 
  • Automatic transmission 
  • Reported to be in excellent running condition 
  • Recent Major Service with E24 Specialist
  • Yearly maintained 

Equipped with the outstanding M30 3.5L straight-6, the CSi E24 offers responsive, powerful performance with a smooth transmission to provide an enjoyable and enchanting driving experience. 

Meticulously maintained, including a recent major service, the car is reported to drive excellently and is ready to enjoy on long cruises or afternoon jaunts through the countryside. 


A splendid example of a great BMW built during a premium era, this car boasts low ownership, low miles and a record of being maintained very well, including recent specialist work. 

Its handsome appearance, opulent interior and 3.5L motor will keep you smiling for miles and miles and as such this is an opportunity and car not to be missed.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1989
  • Make BMW
  • Model 6 Series 635CSi
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 88,012 Miles
  • Engine size 3430
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Sidmouth
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
3 bids
  • vik-c £3,000 23/09/23
  • Wdi car•••• £2,500 22/09/23
  • m635bmw £635 21/09/23

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