About the Car
Produces from 1976 to 1989 the BMW E24 was the first generation of BMW 6 Series as a grand tourer car. First of the BMW M6 model the M635CSi is powered by a M88/3 straight-six engine. In 1984 the 633CSi was replaced by the 635CSi in North America with a M30B34 engine, producing 182hp. The car’s engine was developed by Alpina and Schrick to take on the Jaguars in racing. Group A rules allowed the 635 CSi engine minimum weight and 250-section tires to take on the Jaguars, and win several races.
The 24 Hours of Spa held annually since 1924 is an endurance racing event at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium. Jules de Their and Henri Langlois Van Ophem created this race one year after 24 Hours of Le Mans. The course is 9.3 miles on public roads, under the sponsorships of the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium, and currently the event is under the Blancpain Endurance Series.
About the Brand
BMW is a German multinational company, founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines. BMW
produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles. Its headquarters are in Germany’s capital, Munich,
and supplies the vehicles worldwide. A major emphasis of BMW is based on product innovation and
development, and quality and reliability.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH. The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order. From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book. Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang. There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s. That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art. Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered. Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.