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    1987 BMW M6 Coupe

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    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale June 2nd – 4th, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 5th Annual Newport Beach, California Auction. Please contact us for more information. To legions of fans, the Paul Bracq-designed E24 6-Series coupe remains one of the most charismatic modern BMW designs. Developed into its ultimate M635CSi specification from 1983 by BMW’s M Motorsport division and featuring a wet-sump version of the M1 supercar’s 3.5-liter DOHC six-cylinder engine, the M635CSi debuted at Frankfurt in 1983. Most commonly known as the M6, it was produced in five distinct variations depending upon the destination market. North American examples Model 5514 were emission-compliant with the Type S38 engine producing 256 SAE-rated horsepower. Production of these cars ran from November 1986 through September 1988. All M6 bodyshells were built by Karmann at Osnabruck, with final assembly at BMW’s Dingolfing works. M6 performance features were many, including a front air dam, sport suspension, limited-slip differential, and Michelin TRX tires on alloy wheels. Options included power front seats, rear air conditioning, and a beverage cooler. BMW’s claimed performance data included 0-60 acceleration in 6.4 seconds and a top speed nudging 160 mph. With its spectacular performance, exceptional handling and roomy, comfortable interior, the E24-based M6 continues to rank as one of Germany’s – and the world’s – finest GT cars ever designed and built. Accolades for the M6 came swiftly, especially from America, where hungry buyers had to wait until 1985 to buy one. Featuring a cover shot of an M6 at speed, the cover of the July 1987 Car and Driver declared Move over Mercedes the M Cars are here! While some questioned the car’s near-60,000 price, C&D’s Rich Ceppos wrote, There’s no arguing though. If you’re a true aficionado, the M6 is gonna get you. Anything as Mmmm-good as this car always does. Refreshingly presented in red, as opposed to the usual black exterior finish, this 1987 BMW M6 coupe is a California car from new with a complete ownership history and records dating back to when the car was originally sold at Concord BMW. Offered complete with a window sticker, tool kit, spare tire, owner’s manuals, and keys, this highly collectible M6 retains its original paint and interior. Unlike lesser examples, the exterior trim is not faded or warped. A clean Carfax report reveals no mileage inconsistencies or issues. It only under 57k mile. The only modifications made to the car are modern BBS wheels to accommodate modern tires and the self-leveling rear shocks have been replaced with trouble-free standard units, with the original units included with the sale of the car, which is freshly serviced with the receipt included. A clean title and smog report are in hand. The list of features and options of this 1987 M6 reads like that of a much newer vehicle. In addition to 4-wheel power disc brakes with ABS and a tuned sports suspension, the M6 includes a power antenna, AM-FM cassette, clock, tachometer, cruise control, and a power driver’s bucket seat with memorized settings, a sports passenger seat, and tilt/telescopic steering. Luxury amenities include leather upholstery and climate control air conditioning, power door locks, windows, side mirrors, sunroof, tinted glass, and a rear-window defogger. External features include a front air dam paint, metallic paint, rear spoiler, fog lights, and allow wheels. Cosmetically, this M6 is ready to show at a Concours event. Mechanically, it was recently sorted by one of the top BMW shops, with all work documented. It rides on 4 new tires and all paint is polished and detailed. As offered, this M6 marks a great opportunity as one of the most sought-after and satisfying modern BMW performance models in today’s collector-car market. As such, it truly embodies BMW’s famous Ultimate Driving Machine slogan.



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