. The slogan "Freude am fahren" is an integral part of this beautifully elegant and dynamic coupé. The BMW 633 CSI Coupé from 1979, now over 40, started its car life in Switzerland. After which he left his tire marks in Germany and then came to our country in 2007.
By: Dirk de Jong
The Dutch owner was an engineer from Philips who chose him for the high level of comfort and also his business-elegant appearance. (And a little status maybe?) After many years of loyal service, technical problems arose and the car no longer responded well to 2nd and 4th gears. The engineer's fear was a broken gearbox. And possibly high repair costs. The familiar BMW feeling disappeared and the car was offered on the internet. The contact was made by Jan and the car could be viewed in Delfzijl. Jan is a skilled technician and after a long test drive he decided to take the gamble and purchase the car. That was in 2018.
Found the dream car
After a rough ride, only fourth gear was usable, the car was immediately inspected. It turned out that some bolts had come loose at the gear lever causing the problem. That was a cheerful conclusion. Nevertheless, Jan decided to remove the four-speed gearbox. He replaced it with a five-speed gearbox. It was also originally from a 6 series BMW and had it in the attic as a donor car.
The own story
Jan: “Status doesn't play any role for me. For me it is a car with an extraordinary character that I have been looking for for years. The German car manufacturer gave it exceptionally elegant lines. I find the combination of the red leather upholstery in combination with the black paint 'masterful'. I think it is a good investment in a BMW that does not quickly decrease in value, although it is still about the “Freude am fahren”. The two-door coupé has a spacious seating position and the great pleasure is of course also in the power of the six-cylinder engine that delivers around 198 HP. What is special is that this BMW is one of the last cars that was produced at Karmann in Osnabrück. I still have an original brochure and price list that indicated that the cars had to cost 149.000 guilders. It is clear that we are talking about the higher price segment. ”
Precious metal ...
This beautifully elegant coupé with its striking roofline and large window area is a very attractive car, dynamic elegance in precious metal. Jan is proud of his property and enjoys all the reactions and conversations he gets when he is on the road with his sporty car. He will love your comments below.