Parts + Car: 1986 BMW 635csi + Callaway Turbo

This next car comes with an interesting concept from tipper Cory who writes: 2 part submission – buy parts to find a car. BMW 635 + Callaway Turbo Kit = Something noteworthy. The 635csi is a sweet looking car and putting a legit period correct Callaway turbo kit on it would be totally boss. Find this 1986 BMW 635csi offered for $15,000 and this E24/E28 Callaway turbo kit offered for $2000 via craigslist.

From the seller:

1980’s Callaway kit for the BMW M30 big 6 found in 635CSi’s & 535i’s.

This is a complete setup of all the hard parts you would need+ some leftover parts from the Callaway set that was on my long gone 535.

This is by no means bolt-on ready. Turbo has significant play and would be best rebuilt or replaced with a more modern unit. Wastegate should be rebuilt as well.

If this ad is up, it’s available.

Google can handle all your turbocharging for beginners questions.

From the other seller:

1986 bmw 635csi
condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 148000
paint color: black
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
Selling my lovely 1986 BMW 635csi. An absolutely iconic classic, this 635 is a 5 speed manual, with sport seats, Alpina wheels, replaced modern stereo. Runs beautifully, shifts beautifully, still feels like the performance car that it is.

Condition is good. Some dings on the paint here and there, and repaired cracks on the dash. Unfortunately, it’s the nature of the beast with these – the dashes do crack. This one has at least been filled so it doesn’t worsen.

Absolutely rust free. Has been garage kept and treated like the gem that it is.

All electrics work. Sunroof works, windows work, upgraded Alpine stereo sounds great. Seat electrics work which is remarkable. Heat blows beautifully. A/C needs recharging/conversion.

New BF Goodrich tires as of last year, and only about 3000 miles on them. Upgraded exhaust and beautiful aftermarket valve covers.

Many receipts. Religious oil changes done every 2000 miles. Will also include original BBS wheels (with tires still on them, slightly aged).

See a better way to build a cooler car?