It’s tough to be a BMW fan as of late. The Bavarian brand will produce absolutely stunning, sleek cars like the new 8-Series and incredible little apex hunters like the M2 — cars that made them a storied brand in the first place. But, at the same time, it’s given us divisive cars like the i3 and the all-new X7. For all its ups and downs, though, there’s no doubting that BMW’s “ups” have produced some of the classiest and best-looking cars on the road. Luckily, some of them are still relatively affordable.
1988 BMW M6
What we like: The first generation 6-Series was the successor to the much lauded Neue-Klasse E9 CS Coupes, just with a more modern design and updated chassis and engine. It didn’t disappoint — that especially goes for the M6. Its sharp design and incredibly impressive performance from a 3.5-liter straight six — 286 bhp and 251 lb-ft of torque — combined with an unofficial top speed of 176 mph made it a legend in its day. This particular M6 is ridiculously well-kept for its age and is, undoubtedly, twice the car of any 2017 vehicle on sale in the same price range.
From the seller: This 1988 BMW M6 was sold new in Wisconsin and spent time with a previous owner in both New York and California before it was acquired by the selling dealer earlier this year.
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina