Two Wrecked BMW M1s Come Together To Form Epic Garage Wall Decoration

The M1 remains, to this day, the only true supercar BMW has ever made, and it was built in just 453 examples 1978 to 1981. No wonder, then, that it’s held in great regard by collectors – though, inevitably, some of them were lost in accidents.

Well, these two were wrecked, but not lost, as they have been forged together to make one epic art installation. The crazy project began in 2015, when an M1 enthusiast stumbled upon a wrecked BMW M1 on Bring A Trailer that was involved in a crash from the mid-1980s. The vehicle was never repaired and its entire front end was destroyed.

Eager to breath new life into the iconic sports car, the same enthusiast happened upon yet another wrecked M1. The only difference was that the rear of this one had been wrecked. The owner then had the crazy idea to forge the two wrecked M1s together to create a fully-functional one.

As you can imagine, this isn’t exactly legal. In a Bring A Trailer post, the owner details what inspired him to create an art display instead.

“At first, I thought to merge the two into a working automobile, but then it occurred to me that things can be done to a wreck (or a pair of wrecks) that would be borderline criminal to do to a working, running car.

“With the beauty of the engine-on-a-stand in mind I decided to turn the two wrecks into an art display.”

Even combining the two wrecked M1s into one wasn’t exactly easy and took an expert team of craftsmen to pull it off. Then came the actual installation of the giant art piece.

With an experienced crew, complete with a trick lifting system, the iconic BMW was lifted and mounted on to a garage wall. Needless to say, the result is absolutely amazing.


  • TheBelltower

    Other than the engineering expertise necessary to do such a thing, the idea of mounting a car sideways onto a wall is completely uninteresting.

  • Krisnadi Imam

    he cant drive it legally… sad indeed 🙁

  • Bash

    The idea of mounting a car sideways onto a wall has always been completely uninteresting to me. lol not to mention such an iconic car.

  • ace_9

    I would rather build completely restored and illegal M1, put it on display in some good space in a big garage or in the house and I would occasionally drive it illegally at least a little bit and not very far from home. Making it a non-working decoration just because it is illegal to drive it fully functional is not a very good excuse and it all seems like he just wanted to stuck it on the wall since the beginning.

  • S3XY

    Not to mention such an iconic car, the idea of mounting it sideways onto a wall has been completely uninteresting to me.

  • karmat

    I don’t see why it would be illegal to fix a car using another donor car. Sure it may have a salvage or rebuilt title when you’re done, but so what? If the work is done right and documented it should be ok.

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