{vsig}2010-9_2521{/vsig}For BMW enthusiasts, the E-24 generation 6-series is one of the marque’s most beloved models, introduced in 1976 to replace the outgoing 3.0 CS and CSL. In 1983, BMW unveiled the ultimate specification of the series, the M635CSi. Specially outfitted by the “M” division with the 3.4-liter DOCH six-cylinder engine of the legendary M1, this was the ultimate high-speed BMW of the decade and a performance and status icon of the 1980s. Only 1,767 examples were brought to North America, and they were named simply “M6” and fitted with the same up-rated engine, 15-inch alloy wheels, larger front air dam, front brakes and rear differential as their European counterparts, as well as a Nappa leather interior.

This particular M has been in the owner’s care since 1987. It was his second M6, the first one being a 1985 Euro-spec M635CSi, which he upgraded for an M6 when it became available in the United States. The car was a daily driver from 1987 through the early 1990s, and has been carefully maintained ever since in his private climatecontrolled collection. It only shows about 40,000 miles – very low mileage for an E24 M6, many of which accumulated extensive mileage in the last two decades and have been driven to the limit by their enthusiast owners. It is finished in black with a Lotus White leather interior. As would be expected, the interior shows only the slightest signs of use and is in extraordinary condition, as is the exterior, which is virtually devoid of any imperfections. Devotees rightly regard the M6 as one of the most sought-after collector cars in the BMW market, and this example is unquestionably one of the finest in existence.

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