The other day my wife texted me aÂ picture of an E24 she’d spotted while biking home from work. “It’s gorgeous!” she wrote. I went to have aÂ look at it for myself; you can see the picture I took of itÂ here. It was a 635CSi, parked a few blocks away from the White House with a licenseÂ plate thatÂ readÂ “1LADY.” IÂ can only hope that this meansÂ Michelle Obama surreptitiously drives a shark nose when not traveling in the official motorcade. While that particular car was a little worn when seen from close up, with broken bits of trim and some scuffs on the front bumper, even in less than stellar conditionÂ it reminded me of just how beautiful these elegant grand tourersÂ are. I haven’t seen or thought of an old 6-seriesÂ for a while, and that put me on the hunt for a nice one to write up for today.
While I toyed with the idea of featuringÂ a lesser, cheaper model – there are certainly a few knocking around on Craigslist and eBay right now – Â ultimately I optedÂ for a car that’s a bit special. This utterlyÂ gorgeous, low mileage and mint condition European-spec M635CSi is listed on US eBay, but it’s actually located in Portugal. I’m guessing that anyone who can afford to bid on this car will have no trouble paying for the associated costs of bringing it over.