Rare BMW M1 Polaris Silver Will Go For Big Money At Auction

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The M1 is a uncommon supercar since solely 399 road-legal examples have been ever made, plus 53 Procars destined for the monitor. Legend has it that solely three or 4 have been painted in shades of silver and grey. Now could be your likelihood to personal one completed in Polaris Silver however put together to pony up critical cash. It’s believed to be the one M1 with this actual colour since others had totally different shades of silver/grey.

RM Sotheby’s is auctioning off a Polaris Silver M1 on March 1 throughout its Miami 2024 sale in Coral Gables, Florida. It’s a comparatively low-mileage automotive because it has coated simply 17,149 kilometers (10,655 miles). Nevertheless, the odometer is just exhibiting 6,046 kilometers (3,757 miles) as a result of it was modified when the automotive had 11,103 kilometers (6,899 miles) on the clock.

The uncommon M1 rolled off the meeting line on February 23, 1981, subsequently making it one of many final automobiles made since manufacturing ended that yr. It was delivered to a BMW vendor in Bois d’Arcy, France on March 27, 1981, earlier than being exported to Osaka in Japan a few years later. In 2006, the mid-engine supercar was shipped to Belgium and was serviced a yr later on the BMW Delbeq dealership in Seraing the place the odometer was modified.

Throughout its keep in Belgium, the M1 additionally received contemporary brakes, new roof gutter moldings, steering tie rods, together with ignition wires, and ignition coil. As well as, it additionally had its chassis quantity reengraved as a result of the unique one was not seen anymore. A brand new clutch was put in in 2013, and a couple of yr later, the automotive was repainted. Quick ahead to 2016, it modified arms once more after being purchased by somebody from the US. The proprietor proceeded to get a certificates of authenticity from BMW Traditional confirming not simply the chassis and engine numbers but in addition the distinctive Polaris paint job.

RM Sotheby’s expects to promote the BMW M1 for wherever between $750,000 to $950,000. The attractive homologation particular comes bundled with the unique books, device package, and even an M1-branded suitcase.

Notice: The hooked up pictures present a unique silver BMW M1. To see the automotive that will likely be auctioned subsequent month, go to the supply hyperlink beneath.

Supply: RM Sotheby’s

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