Do we know the feeling?
Do we ever. Here’s a wonderful video about buying a new-to-you car and driving it home for the first time.
From the new owner:
It’s been over a year that I’ve been searching for the right car. Although my interests may have swayed to Subarus for a while, and then to E36 M3s, and to a few different kinds of BMWs, one car – and one shape – always drew me back.
BMW’s E24 6-series, the first of that model, was a stunning achievement of power, class, and, as time has demonstrated, durability. Powered by 3.4- and 3.5-liter variations of the M30 straight-six and styled in the shape of the legendary E9 that preceded it, it proved to be a beloved car among enthusiasts even thirty years later.
This particular car, a 1986 Arktisblau 635CSi, was picked up after tireless searching in West Virginia, and started its time with me by making the 600-mile journey back to Vermont over the course of two days. Despite the challenges of adapting to a 30-year-old vehicle on freeways and long-distance drives, the car exemplified its reputation as a legendary GT.
From one M30 owner to another: mazel tov.