DT: 1988 BMW E24 M6

We are pleased to offer this highly collectible 1988 BMW E24 M6 finished in Cinnabar Red over a Silvergrey Nappa leather interior. The E24 was BMW's original 6-series grand touring car, with the M6 version carrying an S38 inline-six engine derived from the legendary BMW M1 race car. Of the 5,855 examples built in total, only 1,767 were imported to North America. This incredibly well preserved and highly original example was purchased at Santa Monica BMW of California at an original sticker price of over $58k. Having been under the care of the current owner since 2005, this M6 has lived a pampered life and is accompanied by a binder of service records dating back to the original purchase. With just over 53k miles showing on the odometer, this first-generation BMW M6 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Washington.

The Cinnabar Red finish is described to be original throughout and with only minimal signs of road-going wear including a small blemish on the front bumper. Detailed images and paint meter readings are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The 1988 model M6 can be distinguished by its M-badging on the grille and trunk lid, slimmer safety bumpers, rear spoiler, and chrome window moldings.  A set of aftermarket MOMO wheels with Yokohama tires are currently installed, and the factory BBS cross-spoke metric wheels have been preserved separately while still encased in their original Michelin TRX tires.

Inside, the Silvergrey Nappa leather interior is reported to be in great shape with all factory specifications retained.  The “halfline” leather upholstery includes hand-stitched Nappa leather on the seats, door panels, center console, glove box door, headliner, sun visors, door pillars, upper door trim, and dashboard.  Standard features include power seats with driver’s side memory, air conditioning, and a power sunroof. Optional features include rear air conditioning with a beverage cooler as well as a rear sunshade. The seller reports all gauges and accessories to be functioning properly at this time.

The E24 M6 is powered by an S38 3.5L 24-valve inline-six engine.  Producing up to 256 HP at 6500 RPM, this motorsport-derived powerplant is nearly identical in design to the M88 engine used in the M1 race car, with the exception of its wet-sump lubrication and emissions-compliant catalytic converters. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission, allowing the M6 to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in under 7 seconds while reaching a top speed of nearly 160 MPH. Compared with the standard 6-series of the time, the M6 received larger brakes and larger anti-roll bars as part of its BMW Motorsport treatment. Additionally, this M6 has been upgraded with a Dinan Stage 1 suspension kit including new struts, springs, and shocks. This M6 has reportedly been kept up to date with routine maintenance throughout the years and is said to be accompanied by a collection of service records dating back to new.

This sale will include a set of keys, a clean title, original owner’s manuals, the original sales brochure, a toolkit, a sealed first aid kit, all service records from new, and the factory BBS wheels with original Michelin TRX tires.  One of BMW’s most iconic M-cars, this highly original E24 M6 would make a perfect complement to any classic European car collection.

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Comments (49)

  • jwriggins (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Trying to contact seller through contact link. No response for more than a week…..
    Please advise- any known reason for lack of response?

  • $54,000 offer from Fayetteville, NC (28301) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $54,000

  • jwriggins (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Photos of drivers seat please. The leather on the side bolsters looks a bit worn, but difficult to be sure.
    Thx

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @haspar930 hardly... I feel quite badly for the gentleman who paid $60k for the M6 on Bring a Trailer. For a few scheckles more, he could have bought a MUCH better car, with lower miles AND the correct wheels. I guess the old adage is true, "one can lead a horse" as it were. ... thanks for playing all y'all :)

  • haspar930 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Beautiful car, but an aggressive ask!

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Folks, the m6 that just recently sold on BaT for $60k wasn't anywhere near this good!!! Not even close!

  • plecher73 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $53,000

  • Peakper4 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $52,500

  • plecher73 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • Peakper4 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $51,000

  • plecher73 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $48,500

  • haspar930 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • plecher73 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $47,000

  • Peakper4 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • BarryLe (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    I agree with Murph Dog. This is a great car. Had I not purchased three Porsches in the last 6 months, I would be bidding to win this great example.

  • bhobson 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • plecher73 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $41,000

  • bhobson 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • plecher73 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $37,500

  • bhobson 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • plecher73 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • Murph-Dog (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    I have a feeling this isn't anywhere close to the reserve. The last 5 minutes should prove to be interesting. This is an AMAZING automobile.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @DesertJagman thanks!

  • dgalves 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $31,000

  • DesertJagman 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @porscheklaus Agree with your logic. Good idea to save those beauties. Great Car.

  • arnouxt 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,500

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @DesertJagman the stock wheels AND the cars original tires come with the car. I do agree, they look better but, for everyday driving, I'd rather risk the Momo's

  • DesertJagman 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    What a beautiful car. I purchased (new) a 1987 M6 in Cinnabar with an ivory interior. One of the best cars I ever had. Loved it. Wish I had it again. I know what a great GT the M6 was back then. Not many came close. Sold it shortly after moving to Arizona. Someone is going to get a fantastic car (but I don't think the wheels in the photo are stock). Put the stock wheels back on (suggestion).

  • Murph-Dog 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,250

  • plecher73 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • coys 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $21,500

  • arnouxt 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • Murph-Dog 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $20,500

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @haspar930 NO leaks. I'll do my best with a video.... George Lucas I ain't :) It'll be a few hours. still early here.

  • haspar930 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @porscheklaus Thank you for the undercarriage photos. I m assuming that there are no leaks or wet spots under the car. I have serious interest in this car and it would also be great if you could post a cold start and walk around video.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    haspar, I have uploaded a few chassis shots but, Pcar has not yet uploaded them....

    Thanks

  • porscheklaus (seller) 4 weeksago

    I'm going to try and get in a couple of chassis shots for haspar.... are there any additional requests? Should you have serious interest in the car, I would like to provide you with what-ever you care to see. I am not a techy (over 60) but, will do what I can.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 4 weeksago

    @haspar930 I'll do my best. I don't have a hoist available to me but, will do what I can to provide a few decent photos. it is not as clean as the topside as the car is driven regularly thought it does not see weather, not ever.

  • haspar930 (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    Can you please post some undercarriage photos?

  • haspar930 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • jwriggins 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • Bluee 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • paisturbo 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    thanks "Smitty" .... agreed, even better in person....

  • BarryLe 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • p.smitty 1 monthago

    I know this car. Low mileage and fantastic original paint. Fantastic!

  • r3feet 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • Mdatta 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    Folks..... if you have ever wanted an M6....................

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DT: 1988 BMW E24 M6
Buy Now: $63,500 Current Offer: $54,000