The BMW M1 has long been a fan favorite among automotive enthusiasts (ourselves included), and for good reason. Rarely do you get an opportunity to own of these gems, but this 1981 BMW M1 Coupe is gearing up to hit the auction block.
It doesn’t really look like anything else produced by the German auto maker, and that’s because it was never meant to. Originally BMW contracted Lamborghini to build the car, but ultimately Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Ital Design took over the project – and that’s why this beauty looks a whole lot like many of our favorite Italian supercars from this era. It’s equipped with a mid-engine 3.5-liter six cylinder that pumps out 277 horsepower, features a five-speed ZF transaxle to put that power to the ground and is capable of hitting a top speed of 160 mph. The vehicle features some nice modern day amenities on the inside like air conditioning, electric windows, remote operated door mirrors, and those classic leather Recaro seats with fabric inserts. There were only 453 M1s ever built, and this one’s got just 7,600 miles on the odometer. [Purchase]