Original BMW M1 looking for a new owner
In the 1970s, BMW decided to launch an uncompromising sports car, a supercar like it looks like today. With this in mind, the Bavarian manufacturer first developed the BMW Turbo “Studie” concept, which he presented at the 1972 Geneva Motor Show. He then tackled the series model, which will take the name BMW M1.
The car finally saw the day in 1978. It is equipped with a 377 hp 3.5-liter six-cylinder and has a five-speed manual transmission. Unfortunately, the success is not at the rendezvous and BMW stops marketing it in 1981, having produced only 453 copies (including 20 competition models).
Because of its rarity and exclusivity, the BMW M1 is now quite sought after, which results in a particularly high rating. The one that we present to you is, for example, sold 875’000 dollars, is almost 750’000 euros!
Well, this price is also explained by the attractive profile of this copy of 1981. Delivered in Mexico and imported into California shortly after, the car has not changed hands in 30 years. In addition to having run a little – the meter displays 12’182 km – it has been conscientiously maintained but never restored. Alpine white paint, upholstery, fittings, engine or transmission are original.
Overall, everything is in very good condition. The seller simply mentions some traces of minor wear on some exterior finishes. He adds that BBS rims were an option offered by the distributor of the time.
The future owner will, therefore, enjoy a car at every exceptional point. He will also recover all the documentation he is entitled to expect, the toolbox … and even the assorted luggage!