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Barely Driven BMW M1 with Less than 3,000 Miles on the Odo

jnrdavo

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Now this is something you don’t get to see every day. A 1980 BMW M1 supercar shows up on eBay and it is quite unique. The one of 456 examples ever built has only 4,418 kilometers (2,747 miles) on the odometer and the owners claims to be in original condition.

According to the eBay listing, the M1 was “garaged for all of its life and pampered” in a German private residence, before it was imported in the United States having surpassed the 25-year age requirement.

The current bid is $201,000 (at 11:15 EST) and most likely, it will go up after our article goes live. A recent 1980 M1 sold for $250,000, so we expect a similar final sales price.






The M1 came to life in 1978 at the Paris Motor Show as the M divisions first ever creation.The M1 coupe was hand-built between 1978 and 1981 as a homologation special for sports car racing. The body was designed by Giugiaro, taking inspiration from the 1972 BMW Turbo show car.

At the time of its launch, it was one of the fastest and most dynamic cars on the market. It featured a 277 horsepower 3.5-liter straight-six engine and could reach speeds in excess of 160 mph. The redline came at 7,000 rpm and the M1 was capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in 5.6 seconds.

According to the eBay listing, the M1 was “garaged for all of its life and pampered” in a German private residence, before it was imported in the U.S. having surpassed the 25-year age requirement. At the time we wrote this article, the current bid on the car was US$130,500, but the reserve had not been met.

The M1 came to life in 1978 at the Paris Motor Show as the M divisions first ever creation. Designed by the famous Giorgetto Giugiaro and developed in association with Lamborghini, the M1 was initially intended for the racetrack, but BMW produced a limited run of street-legal models. These were all powered by a mid-mounted naturally aspirated 3.5-liter straight-six delivering 277-horses, and hooked up to a five-speed manual gearbox. The M1 could reach a top speed of 260 km/h or 162 mph.

Garaged for all of its life and pampered in Europe specifically in a German private residence and recently imported


Link: eBay


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[source: carscoop]
 
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