Roman Goldberg considers himself well-versed in classic BMWs, and understandably so. In his garage, you’ll find a stunning example of a Dakar Yellow E36 M3, and an E12 528i. Parked between them? This gorgeous M635CSi, one of just 5,859 BMW Motorsport-developed 6ers built for a worldwide audience. That tidbit, though, was part of a lesson learned by Roman after discovering the car in an online classified ad.
In many ways, the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona International Speedway elicits the same emotions as the first days of school. After a long, cold winter absent of racing and cars, we all converged on the Florida beach town to kick off the racing season. I saw familiar faces as I made my way through the paddocks and into the photographers’ room. The smell of race fuel flooded my mind with memories backed by the throaty exhaust notes echoing through the row of garages.
The E63 6-series coupes are far from BMW’s shining moments in design. While there are sure to be fans, many enthusiasts of the marque consider the Bangle-styled era a dark time, with cars such as the E60 5-series and the E65 7-series sedans, penned by the “genius” himself, standing out in a long lineage of BMWs as… special.