Have $745,000 and always wanted a pristine BMW M1? If so, then look no further than this specimen, with just 8,441-miles on the odometer. For those who don’t know, it’s the first mid-engined BMW to be mass-produced, the second is the BMW i8. It employs a twin-cam M88/1 3.5 L six-cylinder petrol engine with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. 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. Continue reading to see it pit against the BMW i8, for more pictures and information.
“BMW only made 453 of them, leaving those survivors highly prized among collectors. RM Sotheby’s, for reference, sold one similar little less than a year ago at Pebble Beach for $577,500, and that had even fewer miles on it. Another example with just 424 miles on the clock failed to meet its reserve price, though, late in 2015, on the back of a ~$900k valuation,” reports Car Scoops.