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1987 BMW M6

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The shark-nosed E24 looks good in just about any color, but red always seems extra appropriate. From more than a few angles the Paul Bracq design cuts some Ferrari-worthy lines, and the S38 engine helped it streak down the roads with similar power and performance to the contemporary Italian 328. Thanks to the good looks, considerable speed, and increasing coveting of early M models, we’ve seen prices for these fast and luxurious GTs start chasing the E30 M3.

This red example has just 54k miles, making it one of the nicest on the market. We should expect nothing less from Hemmings, one of the most reputable names in classic cars. It has all of the documentation from new, but isn’t quite all-original. The self-leveling rear suspension has been replaced with conventional shocks, a reasonable update for longevity and maintenance. OEM+ BBS wheels are the other update, giving a little deeper dish and allowing for more modern tire sizes while looking almost identical. The original shocks are included in the sale in case you want to go old-school, but the original wheels are not. The Lotus White interior is very nice, but not the most attractive color. Low miles and nearly perfect condition mean the seller is shooting high and looking for almost $50k.

Click for details: 1987 BMW M6 on Hemmings Classifieds

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Year: 1987
Model: M6
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 54,753 mi
Price: $49,500
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-California car since new with a complete ownership history and records dating back to when the car was sold new at Concord BMW.

-Complete with window sticker, tool kit, spare tire, owner’s manuals and keys.

-100% original paint and interior. No touch-ups, paint blends or dye work. Exterior trim isn’t faded or warped.

-Clean Carfax with no mileage inconsistencies or problems.

-Only modifications are modern BBS wheels to accomodate modern tires and rear self-leveling shocks have been replaced with standard units. Original shocks included with car.

-Freshly serviced with receipt. Clean title and smog report in hand.

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I realize that we’ve seen M6s (and their M5 brethren) priced up here before but not necessarily sold, and I still think $50k is a little optimistic. There’s little question that they’ll be consistently trading hands at that level soon, but maybe in a year or two. For now, I think this is more like a $40k car, given that M6s can be had in the teens but you aren’t going to find many this nice. If you’re trying to invest in all the best 80s ///M machines however, the extra money to get one of the best out there will matter little in just a few years.


One Comment

  1. Greg
    Greg January 15, 2016

    Great low miles and condition, but the 87s are the least attractive with those bumpers. Also red on white is an acquired taste! If I were looking for a really nice E24 M I would seek out a nice Euro M635 with a dark interior. If I had to get a US model it would be an 88 M6 with the sleeker bumpers.

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