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This 1988 BMW E24 M6 Is An Awesome Attainable Classic

Fancy a classic BMW M6? This one can be yours for a a very reasonable price

We love scouting attainable classic cars and this one is the latest to grab our attention – a 1988 BMW M635CSi, which in North America is simply known as the M6. The E24 generation, often called “the shark nose” can easily be considered one of the most iconic BMW models ever made. It also shared an engine (sort of) with the mid-engine BMW M1 (E26). With this in mind, the website colelctingcars.com has a very interesting listing of a 1988 BMW M6, which we think is worth the look.

This 1988 BMW E24 M6 Is An Awesome Attainable Classic
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The M6, also known as the M635CSi in Europe, is one of the earliest BMW M-cars. The E24 M6 was produced from 1978 to 1989, which makes this one of the latest examples. Being a North American example, this M6 is powered by the S38, 3.5-liter, DOHC, inline-six engine, which has a catalytic converter and is a lower-compression version of the M88 engine used in the European M635CSi and the BMW M1.

The S38 is rated at 256 horsepower (191 kilowatts) at 6,500 RPM and 243 pound-feet (329 Nm) at 4,500 RPM. The E24 M6 comes with a Getrag, close-ratio, five-speed manual transmission. This allows the 3,598-pound (1,632 kg) Bavarian grand tourer to reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.1 seconds.

1988 BMW E24 M6 specifications
Engine 3.5-liter, DOHC, inline-six
Power 256 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 243 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM
Weight 3,598 lbs
0 to 60 mph 6.1 seconds
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According to the vehicle Carfax, the M6 was previously registered in Alberta, Canada, and was exported to Europe by the current seller. The listing shows that the car is currently located at Beek En Donk, Netherlands. The listing also points out, the E24 M6 is a well-equipped version of the Europe-exclusive M635CSi, which was sold in North America and Japan.

This particular example is a very desirable, black-on-black spec, with 16.3-inch cross-spoke wheels. The exterior paint is not original, but has been repainted to a very high standard, with 200 microns of paint present on all body panels. There is no visible body damage, other than some minor stone chips on the paint. The black leather interior features electrically adjustable and heated sports seats with memory. The car also comes with air-conditioning, electric windows and sunroof, a radio/cassette player, and a later-model gear knob.

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In addition to the Carfax, the BMW M6 comes with all the original literature. The car was last serviced in October 2021 and in August 2021 it passed a roadworthiness test, which it passed without any warnings or recommendations. Currently, the M6 shows 168,166 Km (104, 493 miles), which is nothing for a well-maintained example. At the time of writing this, the bid is at €14,750 and there are seven days left. If you are into classic BMWs or grand tourers, this one should not be overlooked.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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