1985 BMW E24 M6 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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One of the most in-demand Bavarian brutes of all time

The 80s were arguably BMW’s halcyon years, bringing out a number of game changing performance cars.

Th4e Bavarian brand pretty much invented the high-performance executive class with the ostensibly fantastic E28 M5; a supercar-killer that could comfortably seat five people and a boot full of luggage. The M5’s M88 inline-six was borrowed out of the BMW M1 supercar, which only added to the car’s credentials and mystique with fans at the time.

It’s one of BMW’s most lauded engines ever, which is saying something for a brand that was once known for its iconic inline-sixes. They only built 453 M1s, so it’s a slim chance you’ll ever be able to buy one of those, but this might be the next best thing.

The E24 M6 was almost as pivotal as the game-changing M5: an otherwise pedestrian executive coupe with a bona-fide supercar engine in the snout.

In terms of pure-aesthetics, it’s arguably the best execution of BMW’s ‘sharknose’ design language.

Coupled with the M1’s 210kW M88 engine, a five-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip ‘diff; the original M6 was BMW’s second fastest car ever at the time.

This 1985 M6 presents incredibly well in Alpine White over black interior.

From photos attached to the listing; it looks to be in great condition with a clean dashboard free of visible wear and tear, a clean engine bay and plenty of lustre in the paint.

The car has just 108,000kms on it and would be a great classic coupe that you can drive and enjoy on the weekend. These early M cars are rapidly appreciating too, so if the time comes to sell in a few years, you shouldn’t do too badly.

The M6 is based in Victoria, and is listed for $80,000 (or nearest offer).

Check out the full listing here!

 

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