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post #1 of 14 Old 15th April 2013, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Which is more desirable?

I am in the market for a E24 M6 or M635CSI, my question is which is the more desirable car? I understand the differences cosmetic and engine but I am torn between the two, the M6 has a nicer interior but I like the smaller bumpers on the grey market car. Both are low mileage one is blue and one is white, they are both in collectors condition. Not sure which one is worth more I would appreciate any input to help me decide. Thanks
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Never driven a US M6 but taking into account the weight difference, peppier engine with a bit more soul and edge to it and more elegant looks, I am biased towards the M635. Probably a bit more driver's car, where as the M6 is probably more comfortable and a long distance cruiser with still ample power yet more creature comfort.

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Euro M635csi definitely worth more over here in the US! They are harder to find, have more power and less weight. In my opinion they look better than the '87 M cars, and are comparable to the '88's (it comes down to preference of bumpers at that point).
In equivalent condition, say less than 100,000mi with unripped interior, uncracked dash, no rust, maintenance records, there is a large price difference.
M635CSi: $25,000
US M6: $18,000

Pretty good ball park. The only issue with the M635 is the single row timing chain. Upgrade to the dual row, and do it before the car gets much past 100,000miles.

Personally, I like the Euro bumpers. Owning an S38 is great, but I can only image another 30 hp with 200lbs less...

Good luck in your hunt.
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Nice! Congrats on your m635csi. I love the classic lines of the e24!

I see you also have great taste in IB e60 m5 with three pedals!

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