1988 BMW M6 Coupe

Courtesy of Bonhams

Derived from the classically elegant 2800/3.0/635CS/CSi series, the BMW M6 coupe is a rare and brilliantly fast grand tourer. The M6 and M6 35CSi were nearly identical in specification but were labeled differently for marketing reasons. The M6 was the second-fastest BMW ever built at 158 mph — only the equally rare high-performance M1 coupe boasted a higher maximum speed. Although the factory did not release official production numbers, it is believed that 1,632 examples of the E24-series M6 were shipped to the U.S. market from 1987 to 1989.

This lovely example has accumulated barely 75,000 miles since delivery. The consignor states that this car has never suffered any accident damage and runs and drives like new. Lifting the broad hood reveals a magnificent DOHC, fuel-injected inline six taken from the M1, proudly topped with the words “M Power” cast into its finned camshaft cover. The underside of the trunk lid contains a surprisingly comprehensive set of small hand tools.

A recent service included a full inspection and brake and coolant flush, new belts, a new brake booster, new rear transmission seal, new brakes, valve-cover gaskets, and more. It is supplied with a cleanCARFAX and AutoCheck, two sets of original keys, a toolkit and manuals.