Bimmer beauty, 1984 635CSI


Among the favorite cars of European executives who enjoyed driving in the 1970s and ’80s were BMW’s 6 Series coupes. They had sleekly sporty styling and were motivated by powerful inline six-cylinder engines. They were ideal for autobahn blasts between business meetings.

The Pick of the Day is one of those cars, a 1984 BMW 635 CSI. 

Although this car wasn’t available in the United States until the 1985 model year, the private seller advertising this 635CSI notes in the advertisement on that the car was imported new from Europe to California, where it spent its first 27 years. (Note: Dashboard controls are in German.)

For the past seven years, the seller reports, the car has been in Boise, Idaho, “where it’s been driven only in dry weather and otherwise stored in a climate-controlled garage.”

The seller lists the two shops that did maintenance work on the car — one in Berkeley, California, and the other in Idaho.

“There is no mechanical work needed or pending,” the seller promises.

The seller adds that the 3-piece BBS wheels have been refinished and the Yokohama Envigor tires they wear have been driven only 14,000 miles.

Tool kit stores on inside of trunk lid

The engine is a 3.4-liter inline six linked to an automatic transmission. In 1984 the engine was rated at 182 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque.

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The price is $17,500.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. Beautiful autos.. I have a 1987 L6… one year import from Germany same engine.. getting ready to put it up for sale… less than 140k miles


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