- 1 von 98 units made in Inka Orange
- Participant of the Concorso de Eleganz Villa d´Este, Salon Privé and Classic Days Schloss Dyck
- 16 years with the last owner
- UK delivery (as LHD)
The M1 was presented in Paris in 1978 and cost the enormous sum of DM 100,000 at the time. The design came from the Italian star designer Giugiaro and is a milestone in automobile history.
With 277 hp / 203 kw , 6 sec. from 0-100 km/h and 265 km/h top speed, it was the fastest German-made sports car at the time of its presentation.
The engineering was powerful, but also very robust compared to its Italian rivals. The M88 engine of the M1 was based on the famous M30 engine that was used in numerous BMW models. The modified version of the M88 with up to 850 hp was used in the Gr. 5, but was also the basis for the 635 CSI and the later M5.
To date, BMW has not built a successor to the brand’s only true super sports car and, due to future requirements, it is likely that at least no successor with an internal combustion engine will be presented.
This year we also celebrate the 50th anniversary of BMW Motorsport GmbH (today BMW M GmbH), which developed the BMW M1 and planned its production.
Only 399 road-going versions of the BMW M1 (E26) were built. This is one of only 98 examples that was delivered in Inca Orange.
This M1 is one of the last examples built and, according to BMW Classic, was delivered new in England in January 1981. As the M1 was not available in right hand drive, this car was of course a left hand drive version. It was later sold to Switzerland where it was owned by a wealthy Iranian exile. The M1 was then exported to Germany in the summer of 2005 and sold to the current owner shortly afterwards. Due to its beautiful condition, the car was invited to participate in major international competitions. It was seen at the exclusive Salon Privé in London and then it was shown at the Classic Days at Schloss Dyck.
The engine is original and has matching numbers. In the 15 years with the current owner, the car has been very well looked after.
In July 2009, 30,806 km were noted in the exhaust emission test. The owners then took the M1 on a major European tour, from the Alps to London. They also visited the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, which must have been a great trip. In the last few years the car has been not been driven much, but frequently to keep the car in shape. The current mileage is 33,828 km, which seems absolutely plausible due to the very good and original interior.
The original interior is particularly valuable today, as it has been replaced on many cars in the meantime. Since the carpet and the fabric in particular no longer exist, it cannot be restored true to the original. This is complemented by such beautiful details as the original spare wheel cover including original first aid kit and warning triangle. In addition, the original jack, the original tool roll and even the original hazard lamp are also included.
The car can be viewed at any time by appointment at our premises in 33415 Verl. A lifting platform is of course available for this purpose.
Please contact us if you are interested in further information.
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