Prices for vintage, special BMWs have been going through the roof lately, with mint BMW E30 M3s going into six-figure territory. And while for some this proved to be quite a lucrative business, for others it may be the other way around. The question is, how much should you pay for a mint M classic if you’re not just looking for a garage queen but also a good investment. The car we’re showing you today has an interesting history to go with the low miles on the clock and it’s as mint as a BMW M1 can be.

According to the eBay listing, it was purchased by a journalist who was invited by BMW themselves to buy one of the last BMW M1 cars they ever made. Since our good man was in the business, he jumped at the occasion, even though one has to wonder how he could afford it in the first place as being a journalist isn’t exactly one of the highest-paying jobs out there. While the car might’ve cost him a fortune back in the day, it’s even more expensive today.

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Asking for $658,000 might seem a lot but this is a car with 8,000 miles on the clock and, from the look of things it really is in mint condition and in a truly rare color. Also, according to the seller, the car had only one owner over the course of its life. Unfortunately, as loved and cared for the car was, the owner did make a mistake and that was installing an aftermarket Blaupunkt head unit with some adjacent speakers in the doors.

The ad says the car is ‘new to South Africa’ but the eBay listing claims it is located in Miami, Florida. Whether it’s on one side of the Atlantic or the other remains to be seen but if you’re interested, a call wouldn’t hurt. Or maybe you should buy a couple of Lamborghinis for the money?