When we think of cars costing above half a millions dollars, we think of brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Rolls Royce. These cars have impressive performance and pack unthinkable luxury, while reaching 62 mph from standstill in the three-four seconds range. All these cars are worth their price tag.
But what about a car with a 3.5 liter I6 engine, a 5-speed manual gearbox, 277hp which takes a leisurely 5.5 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standstill? This 1980 BMW M1 is on sale for $595,000 – a quite impressive amount for a car that’s 35 years old.
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.
Only 456 were built and not all of them are accounted for today.
This 1980 M1 is painted in red with black interior. It’s been a California car its entire life and has had just one owner from new. The odometer reads 13,000 miles. It was last running just 4 years ago before being placed in storage.
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