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Kuch569
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My ‘85 M635 Gunther

Post by Kuch569 » Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:06 am

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I’ve been a long time lurker and long overdue with this post. I’ve always thought the E24/E28 were the best sedans of the 80s. I was a kid in the ‘80s and always wanted one. I was fortunate to be able to buy my shark from the second owner in Sep 2021. The original owner had it until 1996 when the second owner and his wife purchased it.

Rick and Carolyn drove the car on special occasions. It was their fun car and they only put on around 20,000 miles in the 25 years they owned it. It made a couple of trips to Sharkfest but generally cruised around their local Florida community. Rick passed away unexpectedly and I was fortunate to acquire it from Carolyn.

I bought the car sight unseen and was pleased when it rolled off the truck last fall. The binder of receipts from both prior owners was fun to look through and informative. With just 87,000 miles I think the car is completely original with the exception of the work I’ve done over the last year. Thankfully there is no rust or history of accidents. Because it didn’t get driven much over the last 5 years, I’ve spent the last year getting the car back up to where it should be. Suspension, brakes, electrical, gaskets, hoses,…You guys get the picture. There is a bit more work to do on the electrical and I’d like to get some advice on lowering springs, bet here he is:Image
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Re: My ‘85 M635 Gunther

Post by 635sharknose » Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:56 am

Welcome here!

What a great Euro E24! :D
I like the black/black version.
Do you have a full history of the car?
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Kuch569
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Re: My ‘85 M635 Gunther

Post by Kuch569 » Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:11 pm

Thank you. I think I’ve got a full history. I’ve got the import paperwork and maintenance receipts from the 80s onward. I definitely want to keep the car as original as possible. The only real upgrade that’s been done is the new E31 front calipers and disks that I did along with the UUC shifter that replaced the awful no name short shifter that was in the car when I got it.

I’d like to lower it a bit. I haven’t found the specific springs I need. Having gone through the repairs over the last year, it seems like the M635 has some unique parts. I’d welcome any advice on how to lower it an inch or so. Those gaps bug me :shock:

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Re: My ‘85 M635 Gunther

Post by 80euro Csi » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:55 pm

Google Ground Control a company in California and read what they have. I did my suspension and after a bunch of spring experiments have what I initially wanted.
If you end up goin that way, PM me and I'll tell you what springs I ended up with. NOT what they suggested.
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Re: My ‘85 M635 Gunther

Post by 635sharknose » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:07 am

Very nice! KONI's they are still made in Holland I believe.
A very old and quality brand.
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