Rare and Impeccable
1981 BMW M1 for auction

In the exclusive world of automotive collectables, the BMW M1 stands as a beacon of rarity and prestige. Enthusiasts and collectors are now presented with a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of automotive history, as one of the mere 399 road-legal examples is set to be auctioned off next month.

The M1 is a testament to BMW’s dedication to precision and excellence, imbued with a racing spirit. Its angular fibreglass body, designed by the famed Giorgetto Giugiaro, encases a marvel of engineering. The car boasts a mid-engine configuration and is powered by the meticulously developed M88 3.5-litre inline six-cylinder engine, delivering 277 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 330 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm.

This particular M1 is especially remarkable, believed to be one of only three models factory-finished in silver, and uniquely, in a special metallic shade known as Polaris. Since its production in 1981, this M1 has traversed continents—from France to Japan, and then to Belgium, where it received a new clutch in 2013 and a fresh coat of its original Polaris metallic paint in 2014, before making its way to the United States in 2016.

An important note is that the vehicle’s odometer was replaced in 2007 after logging 11,103 km, with the current reading showing 6,047 km. Its storied history is meticulously documented, including certification from BMW Classic, verifying its specifications and authenticity.

With an anticipated auction price range of US$750,000 to $950,000, this extraordinary M1 is poised to be a highlight at RM Sotheby’s Miami auction event on March 1st.