This beautiful BMW 635CSi Group 2 tribute is the closest you’ll get to owning a championship-winning BMW.
Taking home three championships from 1981 to 1986, the BMW 6 Series will go down in the history of the European Touring Car Championship as one of the greats. Honouring the legend that was, one team of builders put together this immensely detailed BMW 635CSi tribute car – and it’s for sale.
Built over a period of five years and sanctioned by FIA papers in 2013, the car honors the 1981 635CSi driven by Dieter Schmid at the Grand Prix of Brno in 1981. It would take home third place at the circuit, but most notably cement itself as one of the most stunning BMW vehicles to ever take to the track.
The blue and white livery seen here remains identical to the original. The three-tone blue stripes artfully drape over the flared fenders and period-correct body kit, while the Maurer and Shell logos subtly show off the original sponsorship.
The centre-locking wheels, while not original, feature the iconic cross-spoke design synonymous with BMW vehicles of the '80s. They come wrapped in wide rubber tires that fill the fenders to exact specification, and give the car that racing feel.
Inside, a sparse interior reminds you that this beautiful Bimmer is destined for the track… and not much else. A healthy portion of the OEM dash remains, but nearly all other visible components were designed specially to ETCC specifications for this car. The many switches, the steering wheel, even the shift knob all retain that ‘80s touring car theme.
An M30B35 inline-six finds a home under the hood and produces a healthy 330 horsepower. The transmission comes courtesy of Getrag motorsport, while the brakes are four-piston AP/Lockhead fitments. Even the suspension has been entirely revised to Group 2 spec.
While pricey – €175,000 (about $256,000 CAD) – this 635CSi tribute is the closest you’ll get to owning a real championship-winning racer. So get to biddin'.
Source: Classic & Sports Car via Bring A Trailer