If you’ve got a soft spot in your heart for these big Bavarian GT cars like I do, you may want to have a look at this example, up for sale on eBay. It’s got less than 75,000 miles on the clock and appears (from the pictures at least) to be mostly rust free. Outside of some minor scuffs on the driver’s seat, the interior looks to be in good shape as well. More pics after the jump.
The 6 Series BMWs were more focused on luxury than they were performance or handling, but I’ve always been a big fan of their distinctive look. The silky smooth inline six pulls well, considering that it’s only making about 215 horsepower. Even with new rubber and new struts, the 6 series isn’t the best track day car; remember, you’re dealing with over 2 tons of sheetmetal here.
Still, the single overhead cam, 12 valve motor was pretty robust and featured (if I remember correctly) a timing chain instead of a less durable timing belt. Parts won’t be cheap, but regular service should be no problem for a competent shade tree mechanic. If the car looks as good in person as it does in the pics, it should give the new owner years of relatively trouble-free enjoyment. For a sub-$9k investment, would you rather drive a used Hyundai or a classic BMW?