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1987 BMW M6

Black wheels. Do you know what they look good on? Porsche 917s, and a smattering of the 911 and 944 models that came with black and polished Fuchs. And, perhaps the “Bluesmobile”. That, as far as I can figure, is it. Don’t get me wrong, I understand one aspect of the appeal of the black wheel. The last 20 years of my life have been a constant struggle of cleaning brake dust off of brilliant silver wheels. Would it be easier to just paint them matte black and never worry about it again? Sure, it would end my Sisyphusian struggle against pad deposits on my wheels. But then, I’d stand back and look – and I’m quite sure, every time I would shake my head. No, it just doesn’t look right to me – even when they’re very expensive wheels on an otherwise stunning car:


Year: 1987
Model: M6
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 93,747 mi
Price: $22,500 Buy It Now

1987 BMW M6

The ” Big Coupes” are finally beginning to receive the recognition they deserve. Fast, Luxurious and elegant.. e24’s are the next bimmer to sky rocket behind e30 m3’s. As everyone knows, all 80’s cars are beginning to climb in price and are going to continue to do just that…
realmuscle1’s 1987 m6 album on Photobucket

3 Owner / Garage Kept / Rust Free / Clean Carfax

California ordered car until 93′ to where it went to Colorado from 93′ to 2005′ and then to sunny South Florida for the remainder of its life.

The s38 engine has had its annual inspection 1 and 2’s along with oil changes and basic maintenance. Pulls nice and hard until the redline with no hesitations. The 5 speed tranny has a newer clutch and all sychros are perfect. Just recently was the entire wiring harness replaced, and the A/C was converted to r134 to make it comfortable to drive in this Miami heat.

Never has this car seen any type of engine or cosmetic modification expect for the genuine 3 piece wheels.

Exterior paint is near flawless with the exception of a few rock chips on the front of the car. Shines beautifully and was just recently detailed.

Interior shows minimal wear on the drivers seat, leather is still soft and fresh. All electronics work inside as they should.

This Sharknose is a absolute joy to drive and turns heads everywhere you go. A very sought after car by many enthusiast. Buy this one now before the prices sore just like other M cars have… these e24’s are great investment, and this particular one wont disappoint you one bit.

If there are any questions please call/ text us at (305) 772 – 8635 Peter or (786) 291 – 3622 Danny

We will entertain other cars and shipping is available around the world
Inspections are welcomed before auctions ends, car can be seen in Miami, FL 33156
The vehicle is Sold as – is with no warranty expressed or implied.

I honestly think the seller might be wrong; the M1 is leading the charge on top value and the M5 is currently next in line, I think – but that’s nitpicking, as M6 values are certainly bound to creep up. Minus the already discussed wheels (which, admittedly, are probably better to drive on than the original TRXs) and a bent front air dam, there isn’t much outside that looks bad. The pre-88 refresh U.S. spec cars aren’t my favorite look on the E24 – honestly, I’d probably prefer to look for a clean M635CSi over buying this example – but if you love the U.S. spec M6, this overall looks like a car that won’t disappoint. I think the price is probably slightly high, but it’s not outrageous compared to what that amount buys you in the E30 market right now and roughly in line with what kind of original M5 that amount would buy.



  1. Brad
    Brad October 11, 2014

    Black wheels are the 2014 equivalent of belly button piercing in 1994. Except people couldn’t pierce their trashed 20 year old Civics. Civics which now roll up next to a a beautiful older German car, which itself has black wheels. When the light turns green they both jump the shark.

  2. MDriver
    MDriver October 11, 2014

    well the wheels look to be HRE’s which are nice…and yes certainly better than the TRX wheels…but then again that ain’t saying much…
    looks to be in very solid shape….service records & PPI will bear that out or not…
    here’s the thing though…and you touched on it…
    it’s an 87….a “tween” year M6. I’d rather have an M635CSi OR a last year 89 M6….as would many enthusiasts for whom this car is marketed too.
    at the current bid…this is really top dollar for this year

  3. Ry
    Ry October 11, 2014

    I concur w/ @Mdriver in that HREs have quite a highly respected & admired reputation…but — this car is 3 beers away from wearing 24″ spinners, IMHO. 😉

    It looks like what they would do on a show like “pimp my ride.” As this pulls into their garage, they stare at it confused and say “let’s just put on the biggest, blackest rims we have and call it a day.” And then go back to putting the most amount of flat screen TVs into Escalades as possible.

    Not only do I not like the rim, or its color – I think it’s too small of a profile for a car produced 30 years ago – it looks practically Donk-tastic. I literally guarantee you that these bounce the suspension around while turning, if not all the time. You can’t go +3″ or more on a car that old without it rattling everything like a rickety old Van.

    That said, I like the soul of this car…before it got pimped. 🙂

  4. Bradeisman
    Bradeisman October 12, 2014

    MDriver/there is no 89 M6. 88 was the last year,

    The only difference between the 87 and 88 is the corner bumper moldings.

    So gald somebody else commented on the black wheel fad.

  5. MDriver
    MDriver October 12, 2014

    @Bradeisman..thank you for the correction…still believe it to be top dollar for as it sits…
    there are 2 E24’s for sale on the CCA site..the 87 is same color combo 56k on the odo 40k ask
    the other is more similar in mileage..same color combo…16.8k speaks of a bottom half rebuild..still sports TRX wheels…
    as far as black wheels…guilty as E92 has black powder coated BBS CH wheels…but still in the 18 inch size….LOL…I won’t ever put 20’s

  6. Bradeisman
    Bradeisman October 12, 2014

    MDriver, variety is the spice of life!

    I completely agree in your preference for an earlier Euro M635, and thats even considering I used to own a U.S. 88 M6.

  7. Carter
    Carter October 12, 2014

    Gents, according to the M registry the M6 was produced through 1989:

    5532: European-spec without catalyst (RHD), 09/1984 through 02/1989

    Interesting tidbit – all left-drive models ceased by December 1988.

  8. MDriver
    MDriver October 12, 2014

    @Carter..Thanks for the info….I did not want to insist because I am not very well versed in M6’s as they and an M1 are the only M cars I’ve never owned.

  9. Ry
    Ry October 12, 2014

    @Mdriver – hey on some of the newer, more aggressive & angular body styles that don’t have a lot of black molding along the rockers – I think there is definitely enough spectrum of asthetics that black rims can fit in there. IMHO I mainly was trying to make a point that I thought they looked especially funny in this situation and sizing. And by funny I mean not to my liking, so far I haven’t ever been called by Chip Foose or anyone for input with my ideas! Ha. Hey, at least it’s not “stanced.”

  10. Ian
    Ian October 19, 2014

    Black wheels also look good on Black or British Racing Green MINI Cooper’s too.

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