The folks over at EveryDayDriver have gotten their hands on a rare piece of history: the BMW E24 M6. This rare 1987 example was recently reconditioned by Luxe Auto Spa and owner Mark, but maintains a stock configuration and has a bit over 100,000 miles on the odometer.
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At the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1983, BMW pulled the wrapping off of the M635CSi (dubbed M6 in America) and was a revelation for the time. Using the legendary M1’s 3.5 liter straight-six engine, the M635CSi produced 286 hp and could hit 60 mph in the low six seconds. It was only available with a 5-Speed manual, had stiffer Bilstein shocks, larger ventilated disc brakes and a limited-slip differential as standard.
With that glorious engine, limited-slip differential and those gorgeous looks, the E24 M6 cemented itself into history as one of the better Grand Tourers of all time. It just such a romantic car. From the looks to the interior to the wail of that straight-six engine, the M6 was a Grand Tourer in the truest sense of the term. It also spawned two other successors, although it took quite some time for them to do so.
Here is a video review of this beauty: