Owner:Mike Reimer

Modifications:17"x8" and 17"x9" second generation M5 wheels, UUC shift kit, and Alpine + a/d/s stereo

Owner's Comments:

...this has been one of the best cars I've ever owned.

Personal Anecdote:So there's this kid, we'll call him Jim.  Jim's girlfriend's parents ask him to watch their house while on vacation.  Jim gets the bright idea to take her dad's Porcshe out for a spin, and gets tagged in the rear in a hit and run.  Jim, not being too smart, deposits the car back in dad's garage, and keeps his mouth shut.  As you might expect the girlfriend's dad is a bit hot when he finds the P-car, and calls the cops.  2 + 2 = Jim finds himself in a world of hurt.

Several months later...

86 BMW 635CSI
Sporty, must sell fast
$6975 - xxx-xxx-xxxx

Having slept through my BMW hieroglyphics class in high school, I had no idea what I had found here, but hey, it's a BMW, and there are a lot of letters and numbers there, so it must be a nice one.  Now $7k was a little out of my league, but knowing that those great buys are out there if you look for them, I call the number.  When I saw it, I knew I had to have one; it had that "about to pounce" look I've always loved about Jaguars, but without the baggage of, well, being a Jaguar.

During the test drive, our good friend Jim bit on the "so just why are you selling your car?" question, and coughed up his story, adding in a tasty bit about how he was primed for jail time if he didn't sell this car - within the week.

So, to cut to the quick, Jim didn't go to jail, two days later I entered the lands of BMW ownership, and my bank account took a hit of _alot_ less than $7000.  That was about 2 years and 30,000 miles ago, and this has been one of the best cars I've ever owned.