1977 BMW E24 633CSI – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

1977 BMW E24 633CSi 1977 BMW E24 633CSi

Could this handsome E24 be your Bavarian bargain?

Debuting in 1977, the E24 generation BMW 6 Series was the spiritual successor to the gorgeous and lauded E9 CS and CSL coupes of the mid-60s.

BMW initially wanted to add centimetres in height to the CS 3.0, but Bob Lutz fought against the decision, instead penning a low and elongated  silhouetted car that eventually became the 6 Series.

Originally manufactured by Karmann, BMW later moved production in-house, making early cars with the Karmann sill plates a neat bit of collectability.

Engine options were expanded throughout the E24’s lifetime, eventually ranging from the earliest and smallest 2.8lt M30 straight six, systematically growing in displacement through 3.0lts, 3.3lts and topping out in the 635 and M635 - hallmarked by a 3.5lt version of BMW’s iconic straight-six.

Transmission offerings originally were a four-speed manual with the option of a three-speed automatic, though a close-ratio five-speed was introduced along with a facelift in 1980, and a four-speed automatic option was later introduced.

This 1977 BMW 633CSi features the 3.2lt M30 straight-six, capable of 135kW when new. The car is fitted with the early optional three-speed automatic.

Overall, the car looks to be in good condition, with the seller reporting a restored exterior.

Inside, the car bears its original interior. 40 years on, there are signs of wear and discolouration, with one visible tear in the rear seats pictured. Some TLC would bring back the shine, and is visually all the car needs to be a visually handsome classic.

For the price of $16,500 – the car would make a great base for someone willing to clean up the leather interior.

The listing states that the odometer currently sits on 209000kms, which is fair for a car over 40 years of age.

The car is located in Orange NSW, and could well be worth a look for anyone after an affordable Euro classic.

You can check out the full listing here!


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