1979 BMW M1 Procar

Oct 27, 2016

Category: Rides

Few and far between are the opportunities for us to get to see a truly one-of-a-kind vehicle that also has some interesting history behind it. Even fewer are the chances for someone to get their hands on one. For some lucky so-and-so, that chance arrived and they took it – as they damn well better have. And now, thanks to the folks at car restoration firm Canepa, we can appreciate this immaculately restored 1979 BMW M1 Procar.

One of only 40 ever produced, this vehicle was originally built as a backup car for BMW’s M1 Procar Championship racing series, but it never actually saw the track. Following shortly after, the car was made road ready by BMW themselves. After changing hands several times and spending some time in storage, the vehicle finally made it to Canepa. There, they decided to return the car to its original Procar glory, refitting it with as many genuine parts as they could – including the suspension uprights, hubs, control arms, tie rods, axles, mirrors, body kit, and rear wing. It also has a 5-speed manual transaxle and a rebuilt M88 engine that pumps out 414 horsepower and 357 foot-pounds of torque and is fitted with a period Motec electronic fuel injection – all in a package that looks like an 80s movie hero’s go-to ride.

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