BMW M1 auctioned off

A while back BMW decided to build a competitor for the supercars that where the dream of every young boy.

Out of the project the BMW M1 was born, the only supercar constructed by the German car maker. And although it didn’t get quite as big as the Lamborghini, it has earned its place in automotive history.



Only 456 units of the BMW M1 were ever built, of which only 399 being street legal, with the other 57 coming out the assembly line prepped for racing. The M1 was built from 1978 to 1981 and it was a beast on the road, worthy to take on the supercars of the day.



A model from 1980 was just announced on the RMAuctions, and for anyone willing to take home some history, better be prepared to pay over 150.000 USD (the starting price). Painted a very nice Henna Red, the BMW M1 is powered by a 3.5 liter 6 cylinder engine. Mounted in the mid, the engine features the Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection system and is able to produce 277 HP. It might not seem much for today’s standards, but back then, it was more than enough.

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