BMW E24 M6 Roundup

When I owned my 1988 BMW 325is, I lusted after an E24 M6. Even though the E30 was a more current design, the lure of “the shark” was strong, but out of reach for me financially. Today, a curious thing has happened. It seems that an E30 in good nick with the right specification is gaining ground on E24 M6 values. But just how long will this continue, as collectors become more hip to the virtues of the original 6 series with the Motorsports badge? Today we’ll take a cruise around Craigslist and scope out the M6s currently on offer, starting with this very clean 1988 model for sale in San Francisco.

Click for more details: 1988 BMW M6 on San Francisco’s Craigslist

Year: 1988
Model: M6
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 128,000 mi
Price: $19,990

1988 BMW M6 with 128k original miles. I am the third owner. Previous 2 guys were BMW fanatics, and kept the car in a bubble! Superb condition mechanically and cosmetically. Looks and runs amazing! Always in the garage with a soft cover. All new rubber, new bushings throughout. There are no flaws to speak of. Downsizing my collection. Selling several of my cars. Clear title in my name. Tags are current.

Clean title, no accidents, all original car. Located in Concord.

9 2 5 – 5 1 8 – 9 6 5 1

I would be interested in trading up or down for a e39 & e60 M5 or e92 M3. Please send me the specifics of what you have and some pictures.

For a car with over 100,000 miles, this M6 appears to be very well cared for. The price here is just about right in the middle of what M6s are bringing these days, which seems to be reasonable, considering it isn’t a low mileage garage queen but appears to have been maintained to a high standard.

Next up, we have another 1988 M6 for sale in Pennsylvania with slightly less mileage.

Click for more details: 1988 BMW M6 on Philadelphia’s Craigslist

Year: 1988
Model: M6
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 70,500 mi
Price: $19,750

Collectors 1988 BMW M6 on classic plate (only 1767 made for the US market, only 388 in 1988). Exceptional original condition, 70,500 miles, original TRX wheels, West coast car with 2 prior owners, detailed service history from new, bronze it beige color. These cars used BMW’s M1 racing engine and due to their rarity are likely to increase in value over time. Serious enquiries only.

Carter had passed this car along to me and we were both scratching our heads wondering when we last saw a Bronzit M6. This hue seems to be quite rare for the M6. I did some hunting around on Bimmerforums and these Bronzit M6s could be in the single digits in terms of production numbers. I’m not a huge fan of beige on fast cars, but it certainly makes an interesting conversation piece. For the same price, I would probably go for the higher mileage red M6 we just previously looked at.

Want a little bit more spice out of the E24 M6 package. Well, here’s a 1987 M6 that has been Dinan chipped and comes with a few other upgrades.

Click for more details: 1987 BMW M6 on Long Island’s Craigslist

Year: 1987
Model: M6
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 127,523 mi
Price: $17,995

Look at another rarity we’ve got, this 1987 BMW M6. You will be hard-pressed to find another M6 of this caliber.

Color: Royal Blue on White leather
Engine: 3.5L Straight 6 Cylinder Engine
Stock number: 560177
Transmission: Manual
Miles: 127,523

The M6 was critically acclaimed throughout its lifespan for its elegant, aggressive “shark-nose” styling, its luxury equipment, and its performance. This 1987 is equipped with power front seats, 5 speed manual transmission, full power accessories, AM/FM/Cassette player, 17 inch alloy wheels, many receipts of service and upgrades, Dinan chip and much more. Call today and speak to any of our many sale associates who will gladly assist you in anything you may need to become its next proud owner.

Please call 516 487 5681 or visit Greatneckcarbuyers.com
Great Neck Car Buyers & Sellers
195 Northern Blvd Great Neck, New York 11021

Personally, I’m a fan of the 1988 M6 with it’s ellipsoid headlamps and better integrated bumpers, but I like the subtle color combination on this one. Not as loud as red, but more interesting than the Bronzit car we just saw. This one is the cheapest of the bunch, but a few things let it down that makes me suspect it is a tad overpriced. The aftermarket wheels don’t do the car any favors, there seems to be a large crack in the dashboard and there’s a lot of extra wiring under the hood. Still, this ’87 is far from a basket case.

Finally, we’ll take a look at a low mileage 1988 M6 for sale by the same seller as the blue 1987 M6 featured above. Want to cruise in stealth mode? This black shark will abide.

Click for more details: 1988 BMW M6 on Long Island’s Craigslist

Year: 1988
Model: M6
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 67,454 mi
Price: $29,995

Look at another rarity we’ve got, this 1988 BMW M6, 1 of 4 on Craigslist and we’ve got 3 of them!!

Color: Black on White leather
Engine: 3.5L Straight 6 Cylinder Engine
Stock number: 561072
Transmission: Manual
Miles: 67,454

CLEAN CARFAX, LOW MILES. If there were only one BMW model epitomizing the perfect blend of luxury, sportiveness and serious driving pleasure, for many enthusiasts it is this 1988 M6. It is equipped with power seats, 5 speed manual transmission, full power accessories, Clarion AM/FM player, alloy wheels and much more. Call today and speak to any of our many sale associates who will gladly assist you in anything you may need to become its next proud owner..

Please call 516 487 5681 or visit Greatneckcarbuyers.com
Great Neck Car Buyers & Sellers
195 Northern Blvd Great Neck, New York 11021

I’m torn between two cars here, the red example for sale in San Francisco and this low mileage example. I’d probably go for the red one, given that this one is a bit more pricey and I’d rather have a car that has been used and can continue on as the boffins in Munich intended. Which one of these big coupes would you choose?

-Paul

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5 Comments

  1. Bronzit, just because it’s so stinking rare. No, really the red one is my choice though I love the royal blue/lotus combination more than any other M6 combination.

  2. I’ll take bronzit. You want stealth? This Camary coloured version will draw way less attention than the black one.

  3. Went to go see the royal blue m6 a few weeks ago. I believe its way over priced. Needs a new dash, door panels had some heavy speakers mounted on to them, so they’re coming apart. Paint could use a refresh, and for some reason the wire insulation in the engine bay isnt there. On the plus side the dealer has the original wheels.

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