Last October, Sean Connery, who was known mainly for being the fist actor to portray Ian Flemming’s James Bond secret agent, passed away at age 90, and now one of the cars he owned has been auctioned off.
Of all the actors to play 007, Connery was the best-loved and considered by many to also be the best. Now, a 1986 BMW 635CSi he owned from new for around a decade has just sold on The Market for £46,100 ($62,629 at current exchange rates).
After its decade in Spain, the car was in dry storage in the UK from 1998 to 2007, and then in dry storage again in Luxembourg from 2008 to 2019. Its most recent public appearance was a brief one in 2016 at BMW’s 100 Years event in Belgium.
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The car is finished in Alpine White, and the paintwork, as well as the rest of the exterior, is in very good condition. The panels and shut lines are clean, even, and free from any deformities, and there is no visible evidence of any rust. The original alloys are in fine condition, save for a minor scuff on one of the rear ones.
As for the interior, it’s upholstered in a subtle Pacific Blue leather, and it offers the same level of quality as the exterior. The only real sign of wear is some minor creasing on the front seats, and the rears look like they’ve never even housed a passenger. With the exception of the cruise control, everything electrical works, including the air conditioning.
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The <a 635CSi is powered by a 3.4-liter inline-six engine making 217 hp (220 PS / 162 kW) and 229 lb-ft (310 Nm) of torque which are sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. It can sprint to 60 mph (100 km/h) in a respectable 7.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h).
It has 61,841 km (38,426 miles) on its odo, which, according to the vendor, is attributed to the fact that during his period of ownership, Mr. Connery was busy starring in movies. Everything under the car is in good shape as well, with the only indication of the vehicle’s age being, according to The Market, “the most superficial dusting of surface rust.”
Overall, if you factor in this car’s condition, combined with its famous owner, it seems like the buyer of this BMW 635CSi came out a winner.