BMW M1 1980 – Francja

Inspirowane zaprezentowanym w 1972 roku studyjnym modelem BMW Turbo stworzonym przez Paula Bracq, BMW M1 było pierwszym pojazdem zbudowanym pod opieką BMW Motorsport. Opracowane wyłącznie z myślą o homologacyjnych wymogach Grupy 4, było centralnosilnikowym samochodem wyścigowym z krwi i kości, z nadwoziem z włókna szklanego i 3,5-litrowym silnikiem z suchą miską olejową, wywodzącym się z modelu CSL. Wyprodukowano ich 453 sztuki, z czego 399 trafiło na drogi, a reszta do wyczynowego sportu. W cywilnej wersji użytkownicy otrzymywali 277 KM i prędkość maksymalną ponad 260 km/h. Prezentowany egzemplarz ma przebieg jedynie 38 tysięcy kilometrów. Jest to jedna z 90 sztuk w zdecydowanie najciekawszym kolorze oferty – pomarańczowym, kojarzonym z najciekawszymi BMW tamtej epoki, w tym również BMW Turbo, z którego się wywodzi. Wyprodukowane na rynek niemiecki, wkrótce trafiło do Meksyku, gdzie spędziło większość swojego życia. Teraz nowego właściciela będzie szukać na aukcji we Francji. Szacowana cena to 425-500 tysięcy euro, czyli około 1,8-2,1 miliona złotych.

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Lot 110
1980 BMW M1
Estimation 425,000 – 500,000 €

Sale: 3888
Location: Salon Rétromobile Hall 2.1 Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles 75015 Paris
Date: 08 feb. 2019 14:00
Auctioneer: Hervé Poulain

British title
Chassis n° WBS00000094301096

– Low mileage, used sparingly
– One of 90 examples in orange
– Rare, powerful model
– Symbol of BMW’s commitment to competition

Leaving the factory on 19 July 1979, this BMW M1 was one of 90 examples painted orange, a colour characteristic of the marque and the period. It was delivered new to Autohaus Feyock GmbH, in Pirmasens, Germany, and travelled from there to a US distributor, Hart International Enterprise, based in Houston, Texas. On 28 September 1981, Hart Enterprise sold the car to Mr Solomon Ramirez, a wealthy Mexican, who had the car transported to Mexico City.

The BMW M1 remained in his collection until 1986, when he sold it to Mr Sergio Virgen, also from Mexico City. Virgen scarcely used the car, keeping it in his small private museum until 2013. It was then acquired by the current owner, who had been looking for an orange example in good condition, originally from Germany. This car clearly met his requirements and he imported it to the US.
Since 2013, this M1 has principally been used for display and presentation in events dedicated to historic European cars. It has been maintained by the Speed Company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and had all fluids changed in a recent service. Having covered just 38 000 km from new, it is presented in beautiful condition in every respect.

Inspired by the BMW Turbo concept car designed by Paul Bracq and presented in 1972, the BMW M1 was the first to carry the famous “M” of BMW Motorsport. It was designed as a homologation special (in Group 4), under the direction of the competition department, run at that time by Jochen Neerspach. The car had a fibreglass body and a six-cylinder 3.5-litre mid-positioned engine derived from that of the CSL coupés, with a 24-valve cylinder head and dry sump lubrication.

Unveiled at the 1978 Paris Motor Show, it made its appearance as a top-level GT machine, with an available 277 bhp giving a top speed of over 260 km/h. A rare model (453 examples produced, of which 399 were road-going ), the M1 has enjoyed a brilliant career in competition, with factory cars competing in FIA and IMSA events during the 1980s.

The car on offer has the benefits of a very low mileage, parsimonious use and is in superb condition. Its colour is emblematic of the 1970s/1980s and identical to the “Turbo” prototype that gave birth to it.

Estimation 425 000 – 500 000 €