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Old 04-29-2009, 02:28 PM
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my dad had a bronze one a while back with the pretty bronze/polished lip basketweaves...I really liked that color though the brown interior was a bit much
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:33 PM
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This one had a black interior. It looked nice, but I wanted a 3-series or a z3
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:28 AM
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probably a wise decision
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:58 PM
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Here is my e24...

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Old 05-05-2009, 02:11 PM
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oooo pretty!!
I love them in red
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:14 PM
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Hi all,

I'm currently considering buying an '87 M 635 CSI, which I consider one of the sexiest BMWs ever made. Even at 20+ years of age it very nearly matches my 2007 335i in terms of performance, and its 'shark' looks are just incredible.

Does anyone have a clue as to what mileage the M88 engine can endure before needing a full overhaul (or simply reaching end-of-life). FYI: one of the cars I'm looking at is just shy of 200,000 miles (but looks great otherwise and is pretty well documented). Should I be worried?

Would value any insights or references to useful sources: many thanks in advance!

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Old 05-05-2009, 02:51 PM
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they go forever
mine needs a re-build but keeps running nonetheless, and I have probably close to 400k
buuuut I have a 635, which is a whole different animal, I am not sure about the reliability of the M6 motor as I have never had one =/
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:14 PM
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Cool,

400k is pretty convincing! And as a general trend, that's what I'ld expect basically from any fairly modern BMW. For instance, my brother's got a '79 320i with 300k+ on it, and it's also still running effortlessly.

I do see your point about the M though, it's got a high rev engine, a whole different breed. And that's exactly my concern, though reportedly M88 blocks are (/were?) pretty reliable. Well, I guess it will in the end boil down to a question of price then ...

Thanks for your quick response by the way, much appreciated!

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Old 05-14-2009, 11:26 PM
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been seeing so many 6ers lately... are there any meets around Los Angeles?
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:51 AM
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been seeing so many 6ers lately... are there any meets around Los Angeles?
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=348937
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:36 AM
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Thanks for getting back to me. I've had two 6 series beauties and am now going out to pick up my third. It is in the pacific northwest and i live in south florida. About 3500 miles of pleasure awaits me and my son. My first 6 was a 1977 metallic re 630csi. Black leather and dark.tinted windows, it drove like a dream, was totally comfortable, was bulletproof mechanically and turned heads everywhere i drove. Truly a masterpiece. Next, i owned a 83 powderblue metallic with light tan leather. Again, it was excellent in every way. Since then, i've been mainly driving 911 porsches and sl mercedes but, i've always had a yearning to have another 6 series in my garage next to my 911 turbo and my amg sl500. Now, i've located a pristine alpine white with blue leather 85 635 with front spoiler and near perfect cosmetics inside and out. I plan on keeping her along side my 79 porsche 928. Life is good! Thanks again for trying to help. I'm still looking for a rear trunk spoiler and side skirts. Can you offer any suggestions.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:51 PM
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:59 AM
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nice car you've got there!
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:02 PM
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Nice 635 I saw some years back

I saw this nice one at the Lime Rock Concours back in 05
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:14 AM
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I saw this nice one at the Lime Rock Concours back in 05
only thing I like on this entire car are the wheels
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:25 AM
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found these on another forum...so sexy!
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:41 AM
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Here is mine:

http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8982

(Stickers and "M" badge have been removed."
I caught the bug and picked up this beauty for $1200. Needs some work and welding on the underbody and rust protection, but the exposed body was in better shape than any of the later model sixers in the area.

Euro-spec e-12 based 635csi
5-speed dogleg getrag (I wanted an overdrive since I do LOTS of highway driving, but after experiencing a close ratio tranny and speed shifting at 6000RPM, you think "who cares about gas mileage". Now I just want both trannys!


If you were like I was a few months ago dreaming of six series and reading posts, etc. STOP NOW. Or you will buy one. You've been warned!
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:19 AM
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NZ e24

Hi e24 fans heres my current toy...
86 euro 635csi 5 speed manual LSD etc
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:48 AM
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Hi e24 fans heres my current toy...
86 euro 635csi 5 speed manual LSD etc
wow

what a lovely example!!! thank you for taking such good care of it and posting up the car porn!

i love that color
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:49 AM
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These cars are beautiful, I would love a sixer, but my funds won't strech that far.
Here's a question for you americans out there; can you legally fit european bumpers (fenders to you) on your cars? They look so much better (my opinion I know) & save some weight, but is it legal?
No particular reason for asking, just curious I suppose.
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:29 PM
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Some pics...

for your viewing pleasure. More pics in the "Classic BMW Picture Post" section.
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:39 PM
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These cars are beautiful, I would love a sixer, but my funds won't strech that far.
Here's a question for you americans out there; can you legally fit european bumpers (fenders to you) on your cars? They look so much better (my opinion I know) & save some weight, but is it legal?
No particular reason for asking, just curious I suppose.
Yes you can. It's quite a common practice actually
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:00 AM
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wow

what a lovely example!!! thank you for taking such good care of it and posting up the car porn!

i love that color
Thanks for your comments
Arctic Blue is the shade

Heres a few more shots with my 540i
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:09 PM
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This looks like the thread to hijack/post this question to:

I've found an e24, 1984 633 CSi, 5 speed, 87,000 miles!!!......runs and looks really good. Pictures below (sorry, they are tiny sale listing shots). I'd never even heard of an e24 until now.


$5500/OBO. Should I pull the trigger if I can get the money together?
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:23 PM
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may want to start another thread...this one is pretty much strictly car porn
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