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|Auction started||December 23, 2020 9:00 AM|
1981 BMW M1
This M1 vin #191 was originally sold by Autohaus Weissenfel BMW in Montabaur Germany to a local gentleman who drove the car and had it serviced at BMW Munich for his ownership from 4/81-1/84. It was then sold by Kurt Tweesmann BMW in Horn-Bad Meinberg Germany to a US enthusiast that imported it to Grand Rapids Michigan in July of 1984. During the conversion the speedometer was replaced to US spec and the new journey started.
The doctor who bought the car was also a collector of other BMW’s and definitely enjoyed and drove this car for most of its life. We have each and every record of repairs and maintenance from Prestige Exotics also in Grand Rapids. During his 30 year ownership the doctor did cosmetic and engine improvements including a complete exterior and interior restoration, a rebuilt Korman motor, rebuilt transmission, new clutch and many, many other enhancements for drivability. He put on approximately 19,000 miles during his ownership of the car which totals approximately 49,000 miles (note that most of the M1’s only report the US miles and since none were originally imported to the US the miles are typically not accurate).
The Selling dealer is a true BMW enthusiast acquired the car to 100% restore but has decided to pass it along to the next owner. It is a car that is easy to drive, fast for the age, and sounds amazing. The sale will include extra parts collected over the past 5 years of ownership and includes a extra set of wheels, airbox, stereo, tool kit, spare tire, first aid kit, owners manual, and lots of documentation going back to the original ownership. Truly a rare find and a unique piece of history.
This is unique offering can be driven and enjoyed and at some point in the future restored to its original condition with not a lot of work. This is a very honest M1 that has been driven and enjoyed over its lifetime.
The following link provides additional information on the history of the M1 and details on the limited numbers built including only 98 of the original 399 built in the Orange color like this example.
It should be noted that at this time the car will not pass CA smog and as such must be purchased by another dealer/collector or out of state buyer.
Below is a short video of the history of the M1 and a walk around of this M1 at a local car show.
|High Bid||$675,000 By Private0$475,000|
|Auction Ended||Dec. 23 at 9:02 am U.S. Pacific.|
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