If BMW wants to change the styling of its current models (although this is unlikely, as the brand insists it is on the right track), it would be wise to look at some of the cars from its past. The example of the day: an M6 from 1988.
Currently listed for sale on Bring A Trailer and located in Austin Texas, this M6 was acquired by the seller in August 2004. Even though it’s already 33 years old in the wheels, it still looks remarkably in good condition. Details of the ad reveals that the car was repainted in June 2019 in this original ‘Cinnabar Red’. The electric sunroof was also renovated at the same time and the seals around the doors were replaced. The 17-inch gold-colored BBS wheels come from a 5 Series E39 and are wrapped in 235/40 Sumitomo HTRZ tires. This is what makes the car even more attractive, especially for the eye of an enthusiast.
Some performance changes were made to the car. For example, it has a UUC Motorwerks brake upgrade kit that includes Wilwood six-piston calipers and grooved discs. The suspension has also been modified with new parts and stabilizer bars at the front and rear, as well as sport springs. There are even Bilstein shocks on the rear axle.
A rare copy?
A quick glance inside reveals power-adjustable sports seats recently upholstered in Lotus White leather, an M gearshift knob, air conditioning, power windows and an on-board computer. The seller also installed a Pioneer infotainment system and upgraded the audio system to include Focal speakers and a subwoofer. Not bad for comfort, perhaps a little less for the eyes of “behemists”.
Power is supplied by an naturally aspirated 3.5-liter in-line 6 cylinder producing 256 horsepower and 330 Nm of torque. This model displays 116,000 miles on the clock, or 186,000 km. But given his condition, it just might be a deal. Especially since the current auction is only $ 15,000. Hurry, you only have 2 days left to make an offer!