1981 BMW

M1 Coupe

Blue with Black leather interior and Black carpeting, 24,000 original miles, Excellent history.

The M1 coupe was hand-built between 1978 and 1981 under the Motorsport division of BMW as a homologation special for sports car racing. The body was designed by Giugiaro taking inspiration from the 1972 BMW Turbo show car. Originally, BMW commissioned Lamborghini to work out the details of the car's chassis, assemble prototypes and manufacture the vehicles, but Lamborghini's financial position meant that BMW reassumed control over the project in April 1978, after seven prototypes were built. Only 456 production M1s were built, making it one of BMW's rarest models. The spirit of the M1 lives on in a BMW M-Models produced since. The M1 enjoyed huge success in motorsport including the famed BMW Procar series, a support race prior to each Formula One race on the years calendar.

The mid-engined car was powered by a big straight-six engine displacing 3.5 litres. The road version had a maximum power of 277 bhp with acceleration (0-62 mph) in under 6 seconds with (0-124 mph) in a mere 20 seconds, only a handful of automobiles could accelerate as such at the time.

Collector owner for the past 25 years, this M1 is in excellent, serviced condition. Its provenance includes its rare Blue color as well as its being a BMW Motorsport Factory Press Car when new.

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