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This BMW M1 in 1 of 400, but it still costs $444k+

28-07-2021 14:00
This BMW M1 supercar with around 43,000 km (26,719 miles) under its belt has already attracted a highest bid of $444,444 USD with a few days before closure.

This BMW M1 supercar with around 43,000 km (26,719 miles) under its belt has already attracted a highest bid of $444,444 USD with a few days before closure.

The mid-engined M1 is one of BMW’s most iconic models ever. The Bavarian carmaker had even originally intended to contract Lamborghini to produce the supercar, but the deal fell through due to financial disagreements. Gian Paolo Dallara designed the chassis, while Giorgetto Giugiaro came up with the exterior styling. Former Lamborghini designers also participated in the project.

The car relied on a 3.5-liter inline-six engine to propel it down the track with approximately 280 PS (276 hp / 206 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque. A ZF five-speed manual transmission took the power to the wheels, accelerating the vehicle to a top speed of 260 km/h (161 mph).

A customer from Great Britain ordered this specific example, and someone imported it into the USA 12 years ago. It has since covered around 22,000 km (13,670 miles), mostly participating in track days and special events, having amassed quite a heap of titles and awards.

According to the seller, the car has been completely restored and comes with the complete OEM package, including tools, a BMW Classic certificate, and Louis Vuitton bags and suitcases.

An even more exotic BMW M1 found a new owner at an auction earlier this year. The car had 6,800 km (4,225 miles) on the odometer and once belonged to the late Paul Walker, who had it tuned to his liking. The winning bidder paid $500,000.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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