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1987 Dinan BMW M6 Turbo

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With the markets for prime E28 M5s and E24 M6s gaining some steam recently, we’ve seen mid- to low-mileage examples stretching over $30k and sometimes much higher. Today’s is a real monster in just about every way. Under 50k miles and perfect condition make it a high-dollar Shark to start, but this M6 is one of 24 M6s that got the full meal deal from Dinan including a turbo bringing the S38 to a bonkers 460hp and Stage 3 suspension. Black with M-pinstriping on later 17″ Dinan 5 spokes give the aesthetics to back up that this is a Bavarian sledgehammer.

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Year: 1987
Model: M6
Engine: 3.5 liter turbocharged inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 49,900 mi
Price: Reserve auction
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1987 BMW M 6 Dinan Turbo. Stage 2 Full Dinan Turbo, Stage 3 Dinan Suspension. $ 24,000 Plus Dinan Upgrades Completed 3/22/1989. This M 6 was originally purchased new at Crevier BMW dealership in Santa Ana, CA for $ 58,719 on 4/13/1987. 460 Horsepower with 0 to 60 MPH in the mid 4’s. I purchased it in August of 2007 in Denver from the second owner and have put 500 miles on it. Always garaged and driven once a month around to block, date nights and local BMW functions. Excellent new paint and new leather dash completed in 2006. Autoweek – “One of the fasted cars we have tested.” Car and Driver July 1988 called it “The Annihilator.” It is FAST. Original 16″ BBS wheel Dinan upgraded wheels were not on it when I purchased it, so I purchased 17″ Dinan five spoke wheels for it. Tires: Front Falken FK 452 265/40 ZR 17 98Y and Rear Falken FR 452 275/40 ZR 17 98Y. “Word on the Street” is Dinan did only 24 of these in 1987 and less than 10 are still on the road. I have most of all the service and modification records. The second owner said he had spent over $ 8,000 on the sound system and it SOUNDS like he did.

The S38 already pulls ferociously to redline; imagining 200 more horsepower from 80s turbocharging technology both scares and excites me. As mega an E24s come, we’ll have to see if the bidders can reach the seller’s presumably-mega reserve. If they do, they’ll likely set a new record for M6s in our Hammertimes archive.
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