BLACK BEAUTY GALLOPS TO SILVERSTONE
This JPS Team BMW 635 CSi ‘Black Beauty’ touring car will race on British soil for the first time at next month’s Silverstone Classic.
The car – which has never raced outside Australia – will be put through its paces at the 28-30 July event by original driver Jim Richards, who won the Australian Touring Car Championship title with it in 1985. Richards will be competing in the Classic’s two JET Super Touring Car Trophy showdowns.
Current owner Peter Sturgeon spent 18 months converting the E24 6-series from Group A to Group C racing specification.
He says: ‘The sound of the straight six, twin-cam engine revving at more than 8000rpm is something that all petrolheads should hear!’