Tuesday, November 3, 2009

1987 BMW L6

A quick post...

This is an interesting blip in BMWs history...

Basically the L6 was a super luxurious version of the E24 635CSi. Available in the US in 1987 only, it featured leather on virtually every surface of the interior, including the dashboard and headliner. All L6s came through with automatic transmissions.

The L6 cost around $50,000.00 when new. That was a ton of money in 1987. For that money you got every option BMW had to offer (along with the hides of 100 cows - give or take a few).

This was not a performance version of the E24. In fact, the L6 is slightly slower than the standard 635CSi because of the extra weight the luxury items and extra soundproofing added.

For the most part, E24 cars were really good BMWs. In the US unfortunately, their performance was brought down by emissions controls and heavy US bumpers (which did nothing for the looks of the car, either).

The ultimate E24 is the M6, but they sell for a premium these days. If an M6 is not within your budget, but you want something a little different than a standard 635CSi, an L6 might be a good choice.

The car above has been in the same family since new. It has 85,000 miles on it. It appears to be completely stock and in very nice condition.

Located in Magnolia, WA, click here to see the Craigslist listing.

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