1986 BMW M635CSi Euro

The other day my wife texted me a picture of an E24 she’d spotted while biking home from work. “It’s gorgeous!” she wrote. I went to have a look at it for myself; you can see the picture I took of it here. It was a 635CSi, parked a few blocks away from the White House with a license plate that read “1LADY.” I can only hope that this means Michelle Obama surreptitiously drives a shark nose when not traveling in the official motorcade. While that particular car was a little worn when seen from close up, with broken bits of trim and some scuffs on the front bumper, even in less than stellar condition it reminded me of just how beautiful these elegant grand tourers are. I haven’t seen or thought of an old 6-series for a while, and that put me on the hunt for a nice one to write up for today.

While I toyed with the idea of featuring a lesser, cheaper model – there are certainly a few knocking around on Craigslist and eBay right now –  ultimately I opted for a car that’s a bit special. This utterly gorgeous, low mileage and mint condition European-spec M635CSi is listed on US eBay, but it’s actually located in Portugal. I’m guessing that anyone who can afford to bid on this car will have no trouble paying for the associated costs of bringing it over.

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Concours Ready 1987 BMW M6

I can still remember the first time I saw a 6 series.  It was about 1986, and I was able to stay up late enough to watch my first episode of Moonlighting.  After watching David Addison thrash his E24 635csi, the car instantly became as iconic to me as Magnum PI’s 308, and Sonny Crockett’s Daytona.  I instantly fell in love with the 6 series, but love turned to lust once I saw the E24 M6.  From then on the shark nosed bimmers became one of my “bucket list” cars.  This pristine 51K mile example from North Carolina embodies everything that was great in BMW tuning for the late 80’s, from the Dinan stage 4 upgrades to the BBS RF wheels, it is truly a BMW tuning time capsule.

1987 BMW M6 on pelicanparts.com

Truly a collector car and award winner, it is in Concours condition inside and out. Runs excellent with zero issues, all electronics work as new. No warning lights on dash.
51,000 miles, California and Arizona car. Owned since April 2005 when it had 48,000 miles on the clock.
Royal Blue Metallic with Natural Leather. 100% original paint – no accidents, no touch-ups. Full Dinan Stage 4 Car (Headers, Exhaust, Chip, Suspension, etc) Full leather including a perfect dash with no cracks Smoker’s package (although it’s a non-smoker) Power front seats Rear passenger temp control Rear drink electric cooler (it will keep a 6pack cold!) Power everything Complete tool set California smog BBS 3 piece wheels in 17×9.5″ with Toyo Proxy tires (plenty of tread)
This is undoubtedly one of the best M6’s you will find available for sale any time soon, a true collector piece of investment quality.
33,000 Firm.
For more information, please call Patrick at 706.973.0169

The original Royal Blue paint, and flawless tan leather interior in this car are nothing but pure class, and with the stage 4 Dinan upgrades, this car will certainly hold its own on the streets.  To the right buyer, this car very well may fetch $33K asking price, however with the market for collector cars on the slide, a $25K price tag would seem a bit more in the realm of reality.

All things considered, this is likely one of the nicest examples of a Dinan equipped E24 M6 you’ll find, and from where I’m sitting it has only one major flaw.  With the pristine condition, and the high price tag, any buyer will be hesitant to drive this thing like David Addison did back in the 80’s, hard, fast, and often sideways.

-Brian

Please join me in welcoming our newest contributor to the team! This is Brian’s first post and we’re eager to see what he spots next! -dc