All of us here at GCFSB sit around and ponder what the next car will be to ride the wave of appreciation. One car I’ve had my eye on for quite some time is the BMW E24 M6. Offered for only two years in the US market, it’s rather surprising that this car’s smaller brother, the E30 M3, is fetching greater sums in the market currently. Perhaps it was because the M3’s racing career was a bit more visible or the compact package is a bit more attractive for those wanting something a bit more nimble. However, setting eyes on this Zinnoberot 1988 M6 does nothing to quell my apetite for owning one of these graceful coupes someday. Coming from the year right before the E24 said goodbye, this is the original 6er in its ultimate form.
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Here’s a beautiful E30 M3 with a great color combo. The Lachssilber is a very nice, fresh repaint that really makes this look like the 80s streetfighter that it is. The cardinal red interior makes for a desirable combo. The nearly 10/10 exterior and a good interior hide the 148k miles, which seems like a lot for the asking price. All’s fair in love and E30 M3 selling though…
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The Dakar Yellow BMW M3 Sedan we featured earlier this month is back on offer. If you want to stand out from the M crowd, there’s few better, more affordable ways to do it with this four-door M.
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The below post originally appeared on our site November 4, 2014:
The E28 M5 was one of those cars that moved the chains forward in the automotive spectrum. These were sedans that would popularize the idea that a four-door car need not be boring family transport. The inaugural year for the M5 would be 1985, but North America would not see this performance sedan until the 1988 model year rolled around. At that time, all destined for that market would be painted black, replete with crash bumpers and most coming equipped with a tan leather interior. In other markets, the options were a bit more diverse, as is the case with this 1985 M5 for sale in Minnesota. With its slim bumpers and headlamp wipe/wash system, it has that Euro look so many strive for. In this case, however, the look is authentic. Also, the aftermarket McIntosh stereo is also a nice touch, given that these are not cheap systems and replicate the look of period head units quite nicely.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 BMW M5 on eBay
For years, yours truly has been keeping up a hobby rather quietly: slowly building up a collection of the very best 1:18 scale models out there. With the amount of money invested in my collection, I probably could have paid for a second 1:1 toy of modest means, but that’s beyond the point. For people like fellow writer Rob and myself who live in a big urban environment, space is at a premium. So then, what to do to sate your automotive appetite? Well, have a look at the following 1:18 scale German vehicles below.
I started collecting 1:18 scale cars in my formative years, when one of the few players in the market was Italian manufacturer Bburago. The art of scale models has come a long way in the last two decades or so, with makers such as Kyosho and AutoArt bringing incredible detail to ever expanding product portfolios of both vintage and modern cars. I’ve gathered up a few choice 1:18 diecast and resin models below that I felt would appeal to most GCFSB readers.