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.

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  • 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

  • COMPARING THE PRICE OF THE CURRENT BMW LINE UP TO A LIMITED PRODUCTION CLASSIC DOESN’T MAKE SENSE GIVEN THE RIDICULOUS PRICES PEOPLE ARE PAYING FOR CLASSIC CARS NOW A DAYS.

  • 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

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