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1985 BMW 635 Gpe A ex SPA 24h


The 635 CSI chassis #RA2-59 has been entered by Bavaria Automobiles, a French team based in Reims. Assembled in 1985, it was initially intended for the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). Finally, the team led by Dominique Fornage entered the car in the 1985 Spa Francorchamps 24 Hours with Claude Ballot-Lena, Jean-Claude Andruet and René Metge. They finished in a fine 8th place. Two more participations followed in the Belgian endurance event. In 1986, the trio of Marc Sourd, René Metge and Philippe Hazebrouck finished at the foot of the podium behind two factory cars prepared by Schnitzer.

Driven by famous drivers

During its career, this 635 CSI was driven by famous French drivers such as JP Jassaud, twice winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, René Metge who, after numerous participations in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, won three times in the Paris Dakar, Jean-Claude Andruet who participated 19 times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and won numerous rally victories, including the World Rally Championship as well as Claude Ballot-Léna who participated 22 times in the mythical Mancelle race!

Restored and back on track

Our 635 CSI was then kept in its original condition before undergoing a first restoration including the replacement of the original aluminium roll bar with a steel FIA roll bar designed by MATTER. José Rocher and Eric Castel who had prepared the car at the time overhauled the car in 2014. Acquired in 2020 by the current owner, it has received extensive work including a complete overhaul of the engine and gearbox by Wasserman Racing with only 3H for the engine. The running gear has also been overhauled. The invoices for this recent work are on file. The car was tuned and validated during track tests in the autumn of 2021 with a view to entering it in the Heritage Touring Cup by Peter Auto in 2022 and 2023. That is the perfect car for Pater Auto HTC or VdeV endurance, with just new Valid for 10 yars FIA HTP. It's a beautiful story for a beautiful racing car with a clear history. The typical Motorsport aluminum plates are still present under the dashboard. With the factory having produced around ninety examples of the competition version of the 635, this is a unique opportunity to acquire a car that took part three times in the legendary 24 Hours of Spa and was driven by such great drivers at the time.



Item Location: paris
Joined January 2015
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Country: France
City: France
Phone: +33626486171
Condition Rebuilt
Trade or Private: Trade
Price: €215,000
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Added: 08/04/2024
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