Is this 1980 BMW M1 worth $595,000?

BMW M1 | November 25th, 2015 by 12
1980 BMW M1 front three quarters 750x500

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 …

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.

1980 BMW M1 front three quarters 750x469

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.

More info can be found here.

12 responses to “Is this 1980 BMW M1 worth $595,000?”

  1. jason bourne says:

    Considering the rarity of the car and it’s low mileage, it’s definitely worth the $595K.

  2. Icebreakerr says:

    yes

  3. Mike Ura says:

    The M1 that is featured in this article is my M1 and it is not for sale. Please delete this article!

    • lin says:

      Unless you can provide verification that the photograph, not the car, is yours and that it was obtained and used without the photographer and/or copyright holder of the images consent, you’re going to have to just get over it. Also even if you could prove all of what I just mentioned the only obligation on the part of the website would be to remove and/or replace the image, not the entire article.

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