Owning A 6 Series BMW Has Been This Reader’s Life-Long Dream
Story and Photography by Tom Horna
I grew up in Poland, and I was interested in cars since I was a little boy. All of my friends were also “petrolheads”. Cars, motorsport events, and racing: that’s what we were about.
Poland was a communist country when I was growing up, and cars like BMW were a dream not just to own—but also to see one on the road. The difficulty of getting a premium car ended in 1989, when Poland became a democratic country and everyone started importing cars. Except me: as a teenager, I couldn’t afford a BMW, let alone BMW 635. In fact, I didn’t know anyone who could.
I found my way into BMWs after moving to UK in 2004. I got myself a job in BMW as a salesperson, and I loved it. But after a while, I got into classics, and the rest his history. I bought a 1602L some years ago, and wasn’t really looking to buy a 6 Series, until I found out that one of my newly-met friends had one. That was it: I saw it, asked if he wanted to sell it…now, I’m the proud owner of a lovely BMW 635 CSI Highline.
The 6 Series was my childhood favourite BMW. I used to watch a TV series, with the six being the main character’s car. I was blown away by its beauty, and wanted to have one since then. Now, it is my dream come true, and my go-to car for weekend drives.