Forgotten for 20 years in the garage rare BMW M1 will be auctioned offJanuary 26, 2021
40-year-old BMW M1 supercar has 36,600 kilometers
Canepa will auction the rare 1980 BMW M1 supercar with a mileage of 36,600 kilometers. One of 456 mid-engined two-doors ever built has stood motionless in a garage for 20 years.
BMW M1 is one of the rarest models of the Bavarian concern. Initially, German specialists planned to develop a car for homologation in FIA races in the Group 4 class together with Lamborghini. However, due to the sudden refusal of the Italians from cooperation, BMW was able to produce only 456 sports cars – 399 road and 46 racing.
The two-door offered for sale dates back to 1980. The first sports car owner operated the M1 in California for 10 years. During this period, the coupe traveled 36,600 kilometers. Then, for some unknown reason, the rarest supercar was forgotten in the garage for the next 20 years. At the moment, the collection car has been restored and fully prepared for sale.
Initially, the sports car was released in blue. However, at the request of the first owner, the coupe body was painted white. After partial restoration, the black two-door combination interior looks like new. The BMW M1 is driven by an inline-six 3.5, the output of which is 277 horsepower and 330 Nm of torque. The unit is paired with a five-speed manual transmisson. The rear-wheel drive supercar accelerates to “hundreds” in 5.6 seconds. The maximum speed is 260 kilometers per hour.
The starting price of the rarest coupe has not been disclosed at the moment. It is known that the seller will give a set of factory tools together with the supercar, as well as a closed first aid kit from 1980.
On the eve of the auction Bring a Trailer put up for sale BMW M1, owned by the star of “Fast and the Furious” Paul Walker. 8 days before the end of the auction for a mid-engined supercar with a range of 6,800 kilometers was offered $ 390,000
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