Posts Tagged ‘633CSi’

For the Love of Hopeless Causes – 1980 BMW 633CSi and 1977 BMW 630CSi

June 9, 2015

This won’t be the first place you’ll read this, but if you’re looking at E9 BMW coupes, Alfa GTVs, fixed head Jaguar E-types, and more, and thinking “Confound it, man, I’ve missed the boat, and it’s already half-way across the Atlantic!”, perhaps it’s time to accept that the ship has sailed and retrain your focus on the ones that have yet to leave port. And just like with travel, buying your ticket in advance can get you some surprisingly good deals, like on the E24 BMW 6-series, which is clearly in the purgatory between old-used-car and classic. Check out this 1980 BMW 630 CSi for sale for $2900 in Silver Firs, WA.

1980 BMW 633CSi right front


European GTs, part 2 – 1980 BMW 633CSi

May 19, 2010

Recently, RustyButTrusty has been watching a lot of episodes of Wheeler Dealers. In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s a British show on Discovery where they buy an older enthusiast car, “restore” it, and sell it on at a profit. Who among you haven’t dreamed of doing that? I can say for sure that I have no ability in that area, instead sinking all my money into cars I sell for less than I bought them for… although to be truthful I have yet to sell one of my cars.

Anyway, one of the cars they featured recently was an E24 BMW 6-series, specifically a 635CSi. For £2000, they picked up a nice red example with cloth interior and automatic transmission. They cleaned it up nicely with leather seats from a parts car, some suspension fixes, replacing the 80s alloys with OEM wheels, and a new exhaust, and sold it on for a few hundred pounds profit. Now, £2000 is on the outside of our budget, but you can still find nice affordable examples if you’re willing to look around a bit. Looking for a car with a manual transmission (because really, what fun is an automatic?), I was able to find this tidy-looking example for sale for $2800 in Bloomington, CA (east of Los Angeles).

1980 BMW 633 CSi front