The rarest BMW M1 of the creator of the Boney M group will be sold at auction for 435,000 pounds sterling

The rarest BMW M1 of the creator of the Boney M group will be sold at auction for 435,000 pounds sterling

October 27, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The supercar is the only mid-engined model in the history of the brand

A unique 1980 BMW M1 supercar, owned by legendary producer Frank Farian, founder of the Boney M group, will be auctioned on November 14 at Silverstone auction. The rarest two-door coupe modified in the Procar racing style is expected to generate £ 435,000.

The BMW M1 rolled off the assembly line of the German concern from 1978 to 1981. Over the years, the company has produced 453 supercars. In the late 1970s, the Bavarian brand entered into an agreement with Lamborghini, in which the engineers planned to create a modification of the M1 to participate in the races of the same name, in which many Formula 1 athletes competed in the same cars. Among those who took part in the series, dubbed the Procar BMW M1, were Niki Lauda and Nelson Piquet. In total, the German company built 53 racing M.

The supercar put up for auction was acquired in 1980 by the creator of the legendary musical group Boney M, Frank Farian. The producer has owned the car for about 10 years. During this period, he agreed with the German concern to modify his car in the Procar style. The design of the M1 was made in the spirit of the supercars participating in the racing series. The coupe received a modified fiberglass body, a massive rear wing and 17-inch wheels.

The BMW M1 is powered by a 3.5-liter petrol V6 with 281 horsepower (324 Nm). The unit is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The coupe accelerates to 100 km/h in 6 seconds. The maximum speed is 265 kilometers per hour. The current owner expects to receive £ 435,000 for the only mid-engined Bavarian supercar. The auction will start on November 14th.

Last April, the British auction house Coys of Kensington put up for sale the rarest mid-engined BMW M1. This car was built by racer Harald Ertl for a speed record on LPG. On October 17, 1981 on a test track, he accelerated to 310.4 kilometers per hour on the M1.