Built between 1976 and 1989, the E24 6-Series was BMW’s flagship grand touring machine with elegance to spare, fancy cabins, silky straight six motors and rear-wheel-drive performance. Penned by legendary automotive designer Paul Bracq, the original 6-Series shows a clear familial resemblance to the E9 coupe that it replaced.
Stretched out and low waisted, the new coupe came with a distinctive front end that earned it the nickname “Shark” by adoring fans. The E24 was part of BMWs golden era, helping the automaker earn a reputation for buttery inline-six motors and classy luxury. In North America, the 635CSi (Coupe Sport Injected) arrived for the 1985 model year, ultimately receiving one of the most powerful 6-Series engines in 1988.
Though this final motor iteration was known as the M30B35 and features “3.5” cast on the intake manifold, it displaces 3.4 liters. No matter as it made over 200 horsepower and twist, giving later production models, like today’s example, ample thrust to go with the awesome looks.