As of late everyone is aware of the BMW M3, the BMW M5 or the smaller BMW M2 … a few of these even are available upgraded Competitors variations, however all of those BMW Motorsport fashions that we all know at the moment had their origins again within the Eighties … with the M1, the primary manufacturing automotive from BMW’s in-house Motorsport division.
At one level BMW even had Automobili Lamborghini SpA engaged on their new mid-engine tremendous automotive … however sadly this didn’t transcend a couple of prototypes being developed at Sant’Agata, the precise manufacturing fashions for the BMW M1 have been assembled by Baur in Stuttgart, Germany.
Again within the early Seventies, BMW wished to create a brand new mannequin to enter into FIA Group 5 racing, and laws required 400 vehicles to be bought to clients for highway use, the BMW M1 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The fiberglass our bodies could be made in Italy and shipped to Germany for remaining meeting, the place each highway vehicles and bespoke race vehicles could be constructed aspect by aspect … a complete of 450 BMW M1 could be constructed.
And now you may need an opportunity to personal a bit of BMW Motorsport historical past within the form of a vibrant white, 1980 M1 with AHG upgrades. This particular M1 (chassis WBS00000094301090) was delivered as an everyday road model in late 1979, as a 1980 mannequin, however just a few years later BMW supplier AHG added their ‘Studie’ bundle.
The AHG modifications included an influence improve to 350 hp on the manufacturing unit M88, 3,454cc in-line six cylinder engine, a formidable physique package impressed by BMW’s personal Procar racers, full with flared fenders, gorgeous 16″ BBS multi-piece wheels (8″ on the entrance, 9″ on the rear), a brand new exhaust, a bespoke, full black leather-based inside, and to make the look full, a typical BMW Motorsport livery with the purple and two-tone blue stripes.
Solely 10 BMW M1 could be constructed with the AHG Studie bundle, which makes this already uncommon automotive, much more fascinating, this BMW M1 ended up in america of America most likely within the Nineties, however the present proprietor didn’t purchase it till 2014, at the moment she is on the market at public sale by a supplier in Costa Mesa, California … she holds a Montana title.
With nonetheless 10 days to go on the BringATrailer public sale, this wonderful 1980 BMW M1 has been bid as much as $350,000, excited about inserting a bid? Simply go to the public sale website, register, and attempt to put the successful bid in at BringATrailer 1980 BMW M1 auction