Just acquired my first BMW, 633CSI
1) Can anyone tell me where to find the built date on the car, where is the
Any comments on the 633CSI, is it seen as an important part of the BMW family?
Many thanks for your input.
Wow! one of the first made. They were actually made by karmann (two
nn's?) on behalf of BMW and I'll bet you find their name on a plate
somewhere on the bodyshell. They are notorious for rust. Later (1978?)
took production back in house.
Lots. Rear suspension is different, brakes are different, dash
instruments are totally different, interior and inside door handles are
different. The rear bumper is the give away, it doesn't wrap around like
Who needs a life when you've got Unix? :-)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, John G.Burns B.Eng, Bonny Scotland
On Feb 22, 5:12 pm, email@example.com (Richard Sexton) wrote:
Back in the early 80's I was the proud owner of a 1977 630csi. I was
under the impression that this was the first 6-series model, so I'm a
little confused when I read that a 633 was built in '76. Am I mistaken
or was mine built even earlier?
By the way, it was a rustbucket....replaced both front fenders, got a
quote for rear quarterpanels, but the body shop owner (a friend)
recommended selling it. Said it was gonna be a never-ending battle
I sold it, but the hook was set, and in '89 bought an '87 L6 which I
still have. IMHO there's not a better looking car on the road.......
Interesting comments from everyone.
The car is in Australia and does not appear to have any rust, probably due to
the dryer climate and garaged, only has 160,000km so obviously had an easier
Yes it does carry a Karmann plate, does this devalue the vehicle or if no
rust make it more of a unique car?
Thanks everyone for your input
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