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1988 BMW M6


As my E28 sits in the shop for some serious work, I’ve been reexamining the haste with which I jumped into an almost 200k-mile 80s BMW. Would I have been wiser to heed the common cries (often my own!) of “buy low mileage, save the headaches!” I’m young and dumb, but more than that, I was excited about having a rebuild already taken care of and having a car I could drive without reservation. If I were a little older and a little wiser (and had a bigger bank account), I’d probably go for lower mileage, but 80s BMWs will most likely be seriously expensive at that point. So jump in while you can folks, and snag the good ones. This 104k-mile M6 appears to be one of the good ones.

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Year: 1988
Model: M6
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 104,503 mi
Price: Reserve auction, $23,900 Buy It Now

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For sale is this beautiful 1988 BMW M6 Coupe in Black Schwarz. One of the first M cars produced by BMW, this hard to find E24 is stunning. Everything from the BBS wheels with black centers to the supple leather seats are in great condition.

Optioned up from the factory with front and rear air condition and electric memory seats the interior is fully loaded with modern day comforts superb sound out of the AM/FM cassette radio and a On Board Computer (OBC) letting you know everything from your gasoline range, air temperature, MPG, 0-100kph even a stopwatch. Big faced speedometer and Tachometer keep the driver in focus of the powerful S38 engine under the hood. Derived from BMW’s M department the 3.4L Inline 6 turns out an impressive 252 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque, scooting this M6 from 0-60 in the mid 6 second range.

Sporting a 5-speed manual transmission, this M is as solid as a rock with great shifts, and smooth clutch make it a great GT car perfect for any occasion. With 104,494 on the clock she is ready for anything, begging to get back on the road. California titled car with clean carfax and title, everything works and drives as it should, a true M coupe. Come take a look today.

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This M6 immediately caught my eye because it shares the M5’s Schwarz paint, along with the same tricolor stripes my car came with. With the black-centered BBS wheels, this is a seriously mean M6. It is right in that “just-over 100k-miles” sweet spot in which we see a lot of desirable cars, so it will be very interesting to see where it ends up. Despite the cleanliness and low mileage, I think it’s worth close to $20k but probably not more.



  1. Greg
    Greg January 29, 2014

    Not a big fan of the US M6, since it is 250 lbs heavier and 30 hp weaker than the M635. The impact bumpers, limited color choices especially interior, rear a/c do not help. But if I had to pick a US M6 it would be an 88 with its world bumpers.

  2. Jeffrey
    Jeffrey January 29, 2014

    Well at least it isn’t a vanilla E30 with 200k+ on it for $35k.

  3. Danny
    Danny January 29, 2014

    Maintenance history, maintenance history, maintenance history. Oh, and check the maintenance history too. If this has been taken care of, these are a hoot! Inflation adjusted, these were like 100k when new!

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