A low mileage BMW 635 CSi first owned by non-other than everybody’s favourite 007, Sean Connery has now been sold for £46,100,00…
The desirable E24 generation 6 series enjoyed a decent production run lasting 13 years from 1976 – 1989 with a constant injection of refinements and updates added to the beefy German along its manufacturing travels.
Whilst this one isn’t the top-spec ‘bimmer’, when new, these things were pretty sharp and could easily reach 100 km/h from a standstill in roughly seven seconds with a top speed of 225 km/h, which is only a sniff behind a Mercedes-Benz B-Class EV!
This particular car was bought 89/90 by a certain chap by the name of Thomas Sean Connery, yes ‘the’ James Bond Sean Connery who sadly passed away last October aged 90.
The most likely reason this shark-nose reflects such low mileage is that it’s 007 owner was too busy fighting every man and his dog in various movies at the time including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Highlander II, The Hunt for Red October and even the prince of thieves, Robin Hood.
Salt-free after spending its lazy decade at ‘Casa Malibu’ in Marbella, Spain where Connery lived, the car was then sold 1998 to a BMW main dealer where it remained in dry storage in the UK from 1998 to 2007, and then in dry storage again, this time in Luxembourg, from 2008 to 2019.
It’s a similarly authentic and impressive story on the inside of the 635 CSi; It’s all in very good condition, from the Pacific blue leather upholstery to the headlining (which has been replaced), carpets, mats (which apparently just need securing more firmly to the carpets), door cards, centre console and dashboard. The odometer reads in kilometres, as you would expect of a car that has been a Luxembourger for many years.
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