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My family saw this car the other day and we had to do a little research because it sparked our curiosity!
BMW built just 455 examples of the M1 between 1978 and 1981. 399 of those were road cars and 56 were race cars. If you find one at auction today it can go for as much as $500,000.00!
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. The BMW M1 was essentially a road-going Procar and Group 5 racer, built to homologate the cars for the track. The M1 remains the most exotic street car that BMW ever built. They were basically hand-built in limited numbers, and given a tubular frame, Giugiaro-designed bodywork, and state-of-the-art technology. The chassis had unequal-length lateral links, alloy uprights, concentric coil springs, and anti-roll bars in the front and rear. The engine was a double-overhead-cam six-cylinder unit that offered 277 horsepower and helped carry to the car to a top speed in excess of 160 mph.