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Body Type


Ext Colour

Lachs Silver

Int Colour

Black Leather

Model Year






Philip Raby

BMW M635 CSi


This 1988 BMW M635i is the E24 generation and looks amazing in Lachs Silver with the de-chrome option and a full black leather interior.

The car was owned by Bob Harper, the then editor of BMW Car magazine and there are detailed articles dating from 2014 to 2017 describing his running and maintenance of the car. They make fascinating reading, and show that the car has been well maintained. Work of note include new Bilstein springs and dampers, a new heater motor, new speakers and Continental head unit, new starter motor, and much more.

Since then, the BMW has continued to be well kept. It was treated to a full respray in 2021, to a very high standard, at a cost of over £9300. There’s a massive history file, too, with receipts dating back to 1998.

The interior is also in good condition and, as you’d expect, there’s a high specification, with the Highline Equipment package. There is a sunroof, air-conditioning, fully electric seats with driver’s memory and rear window blind. It would have been the height of hi-tech luxury in the 1980s and still feels very special today.

The M635CSi was BMW’s first M series car and, as such, is an important milestone in the marque’s history. It’s 3.5-litre straight six engine develops 282bhp and the car can accelerate from 0-6mph in just 5.8 seconds. Just 524 examples right-hand drive were built, and it’s believed that fewer than 100 still exist. This is rare opportunity to acquire a modern classic BMW that benefits from an unusual and well-documented history.

If you are unable to get to us, please get in touch as we can make a personalised video or organise a conference call to show you around the car, covering all aspects you want to see. We are based in the historic village of Bosham, on the south coast of England, nestled between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a lovely area to visit and you are still very welcome to come and view our stock or just have a chat about cars!

Philip Raby Specialist Cars is refreshingly different. We like to build a friendly relationship with customers; before, during and after you buy from us. You won’t get a hard sell but you will get friendly and professional advice to ensure that we find exactly the right car for you. We have sold hundreds of Porsches and other specialist cars and have a vast experience to share with you.

Each car we sell goes through a thorough mechanical inspection and any faults found put right before sale. This ensures that your new car is ready for you to enjoy from day one, without you having to worry about a thing. In the unlikely event you have a problem, we include a six-month warranty underwritten by us. We stand by this warranty so, if you have any issue with your Porsche, wherever you are in the UK, we will work with you to put things right, without any quibble or fuss. So do please get in touch for a chat and to arrange a visit or a live video. Part exchange and finance available – please click the Finance button below for details.

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