BLACK BEAUTY GAL­LOPS TO SIL­VER­STONE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - sil­ver­stoneclas­sic.com

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!’

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