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E24 (1976 - 1989)
The BMW 6 Series (E24) was the first variant of the 6 series produced by BMW from 1976 through 1989.

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Old 10-28-2012, 11:02 AM
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Buy a 633 or 635 for fun daily driver?

Hi, I'm considering a 633 or 635 automatic trans purchase to be driven regularly (a few times a week). Appreciate any thoughts you may offer considering the practicality of this and reliability. Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:39 PM
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Hi jbrwing, I have an '85 635 and had to put a lot of work into it, but it works as a daily driver for me. However, I have a nothing commute. If you're thinking 50,000 miles a year I'd have to say no.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:25 PM
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Thanks Pocko. The 633 and 635 are such classics and head turners. Although I don't have one it is always surprising to me their prices are not much higher. One mystery I do not understand. I don't have a commute but just curious about their reliability. Appreciate your post. HNYear.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:23 PM
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I have to say that the reasons their prices aren't higher to me is that they don't don't have the horsepower. If you look at the current 6-series, it's all about power and bling. That was what the e24 was about too, but the US smog regulations and the bumpers killed the beast. I recently saw a Wheeler Dealer, one of the first ones, where they worship the Shark, but they're worshiping a 210 horsepower, 250 # torque beast, not the tame civilized coupes we're used to. I recently saw a Euro 633 on tg is site and I have to envy this guy because he has what BMW originally planned.

Don't get me wrong, I love my 6, but that's why this section of the forum is the least travelled and why the Sharks don't fetch the prices I feel they deserve.

Happy New Year
Roscoe
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:19 AM
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Hi Pocko, not sure I agree with the need for greater HP. In. The early 70s I had a 1958 Porsche 356a sporting about 60 hp. Great fun to drive and now valued about $55,000. I know HP is THE thing now, but back in the day there were a lot of low HP cars. Wheeler Dealers is a great show and I saw the BMW 635 episode. Wouldn't you like to buy one of their refurbished cars? So many good ones.
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