Who’s Going To Pay $745,000 For This BMW M1?

BMWs don’t come cheap. But there’s a limit to how much you can spend on one, at least new: $122k for an M6 convertible, $143k for an i8 ,$156k for an M760i…. Yet this one carries an asking price of $745,000.

The car in question is a 1980 BMW M1, which was not only the first M car, but the only real supercar BMW ever made – even if it only had a six-cylinder engine – thanks in no small part to development help from Lamborghini and styling by Giorgetto Giugiaro.

BMW only made 453 of them, leaving those survivors highly prized among collectors. With just 8,441 miles on the odometer and presented in what looks like immaculate condition, this US example is sure to catch an eye or two. But is $745,000 too much to ask?

RM Sotheby’s, for reference, sold one similar little less than a year ago at Pebble Beach for $577,500, and that had even fewer miles on it. Another example with just 424 miles on the clock failed to meet its reserve price, though, late in 2015, on the back of a ~$900k valuation.

The $745k asking price on this one seems a bit ambitious, then. But even if someone pays it, it still won’t be the most expensive BMW on the market, as 507 roadsters from the late 1950s typically sell for a million or two.

Photo Gallery

  • I’mCallingYouOut
  • Since when was the M1 this expensive!? I don’t remember one being sold off at more than £300 000.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Supply and demand…it’s sure to have some Saudi Prince wanting to spend his weekly allowance.

    • Six Thousand Times

      The pound has dipped but from £300K to $745K for a minter isn’t so far fetched.

      • But at that price bracket, the options you can choose from expand massively, and thus the desirability for an M1 isn’t as great. I love the M1 but I can’t say it’s a £700K car. It isn’t that desirable just yet.

        • Six Thousand Times

          With classics, it’s a one-of-one market. $745 large is aggressive but it just takes two guys in the room who really want a car to make a market.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    One thing’s for sure…these days, someone will.

    That is one ugly ass interior though.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Disagree about the interior. Very modern and tasteful for the late 1970s.

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    I Will. This car is such a masterpiece at my eyes


  • fgclolz

    I just got one at the stealership 2 weeks ago while they fixed my airbag… 1:18 that is!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Giugiaro styling and BMW M-Power? In orange? Nearly new condition? Yes, please!

  • EddyCj

    Someone with a lot of money!

  • I would buy this in a instant

The One Where Top Gear Tested The Fabulous Lamborghini Murcielago SV In Abu Dhabi

Lamborghini only ever built 186 units of the Murcielago LP 670-4 SV instead of the 350 initially planned .

Why Wait For The Black Series When You Can Have O.CT’s 641 HP Mercedes-AMG GT R?

Simply by reprogramming the ECU, the tuner has significantly increased output and, at the same time, reduced consumption.

Audi Q7 Gets A Makeover And Some New Tech

The facelifted Audi Q7 looks quite a lot different than the outgoing model.

All That Jazz: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Rolls In Salt Lake City

Merc’s new luxury SUV will be available in the U.S. in GLS 450 and GLS 580 guise, starting from $76k.

New SK Pininfarina Designed For De Rosa Is A Bike For A Special Clientele

Priced at nearly $3k in Italy, the bicycle penned by the famous design house is a luxury item.

2021 Ford Bronco Could Have A 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Four-Cylinder Engine

In the Ranger, the engine produces 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Chevrolet Camaro To Be Phased Out After 2023?

GM has been killing cars left and right, and it appears the Camaro could be the next victim.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Gets Three Custom Exhaust Systems From MagnaFlow

The tuner offers three different systems for Jeep’s new pickup truck, with prices starting at $516 .

Lightyear One Prototype Is An Electric Vehicle That Can Be Recharged By The Sun

The solar panels could generate an extra 31-43 miles of range every day.

Honda Dominates List Of Most American-Made Vehicles

Out of the top ten most American-made vehicles, Honda and Acura grabbed six spots.