Real Drivers: BMW M635CSi Euro

It's no secret that I'm a fan of the BMW E24, especially given the fact that I drove 600 miles to buy one a few months ago. But while the regular 635CSi is itself an impressive car, it's the legendary M6 that rests so fondly in the memories of car enthusiasts, and of all the M6s, the early Euro cars are easily the most desirable of all BMW-produced variants.

Carmine Cole's M635CSi is one of those early European cars - imported from Germany to Miami, FL in late 1984 as a 1985 model, his car managed to retain a few of its most famous Euro components through the DOT inspection, remaining un-catalyzed and un-sidemarker-adorned, as well as retaining the much more shapely European bumpers over the altogether more bench-like American version. It also has the distinctively more resounding engine note courtesy of independent throttle bodies and the aforementioned freely-flowing exhaust.

Hear that sound, and Carmine's purchase story, in the video below, and keep an eye on the site for new videos in the coming weeks.