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BMW Gem: 1980 BMW M1 with 2,200 miles

BMW M1 | July 28th, 2012 by 2
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Motoreum, an Austin-based dealership that specializes in Classics, Motorcycles and Specialty Vehicles, has a hidden gem, a 1980 BMW M1. The M1 supercar is in …

Motoreum, an Austin-based dealership that specializes in Classics, Motorcycles and Specialty Vehicles, has a hidden gem, a 1980 BMW M1. The M1 supercar is in pristine condition and has only 2,200 miles recorded on the odometer.

The M1 is painted in the iconic red color with a black interior, and a manual transmission. The Austin-based dealership has not specified the sale price and is inviting potential buyers to call in or make an offer.

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.

BMW Gem: 1980 BMW M1 with 2,200 miles

At the time of its launch, it was one of the fastest and most dynamic cars on the market, and only 456 were ever built. 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.

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