Hooniverse Weekend Edition – Great, another BMW 24 Hours of LeMons Candidate.


BMWs and the 24 Hours of LeMons seem to hand in hand. Our Editor in Chief campaigns a BMW 6 series, and we have a few of our faithful fans who compete in either a BMW E30, or a BMW E28. Well, here is another BMW that looks like its available as a LeMons candidate, and it’s right up our alley.


This is the late great BMW E24 M6, but with a catch. It has no motor or transmission! It has a great body, says the seller, and it has a set of horrible aftermarket wheels (who cares, you going to Lemonize in anyway) and one would expect the suspension is in relatively good order.
But what would you do with it if you wanted to campaign this thing in a 24 Hours of LeMons event (or even Chumpcar)? Find a junkyard BMW six (3.0L, or a 2.8L?). Would you spring for an Automatic or try and find a manual? Go crazy and stuff a BMW Turbodiesel into it? Or just for laughs, throw a small block Chevy with a 4-speed? Either way, you will be Lemon Gods with another BMW 6-series….. well, maybe not. By the way, it resides in Boise! See the listing here.
Lead Image: From the Movie Lethal Weapon II

11 Comments

  1. BMW diesel? Naah. Get the sawzall out and cram a Cummins L10 and an allison auto in there. And if it proves driveable, I'd de-Lemonize it after the race and rock it on a daily basis.

  2. That looks a bit too nice to sacrifice to the fickle gods of the People's Curse. But it should be fairly easy to find a suitable powertrain to snuggle up against that hallowed firewall. And it suggests that a certain level of creativity may not go amiss. Why wouldn't a lovely little WR8 be able to be stuffed in there?

  3. I actually like the car as it sits cosmetically. If it were mine, I would find a more modern BMW M spec drivetrain with a ton more power than stock. I'd either have those wheels refinished or get a classy set of 80's meshies (like the Enkei 92's on my Oldsmobile) and have the centers painted to mach the exterior color-just like they did it in the 80's.

  4. A megasquirted 200hp Yamaha 2 stroke v6 off a marine outboard. Tranny and clutch attachment might be difficult. Or a quad turbo slant six.

  5. Seriously? If the body's solid, an E24 is too nice to waste in LeMons. Go find a 280ZX Turbo or something disposable.

  6. It does seem awfully nice for LeMons duty; I'd rather see it either restored or built in the most sacrilegious (but externally stock) manner possible. VW D24T? Sure! Rotated Volvo turbo-five? Sounds good! Ecoboost V6? Hell yeah!

  7. That lead image looks like a screen cap from Moonlighting. Does someone actually have that on DVD?
    mmmm…. Cybill Shepherd….

    1. Ahhh, if you take a look at the bottom of the posting, I took this image from Lethal Weapon II. I thought that Moonlighting used a standard 633 CSi, or maybe an L6, as Ms. Shepard would have most likely be driving an Automatic.

      1. what, I'm supposed to read footnotes, too? Sheesh!
        Plus, I'd like to believe that Cybill can heel-toe in heels…

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