One Of The Three BMW M1 Units With Rare Colors Is Auctioned, Predicted To Sell Almost IDR 15 Billion
BMW M1 with a rare silver color. (Doc. RM Sotheby's)

JAKARTA - BMW M1 is one of the supercar icons ever produced by this brand from Bavaria. Although only produced for three years (from 1978 to 1981), its unit is now the target of automotive collectors around the world.

One of the M1 units will soon enter the auction market next month at RM Sotheby's. What's interesting about this unit is that the car is coated with silver paint, a rare color. It is known that only three units of this color were produced during the production period.

Reporting from this auction site, Wednesday, February 21, one unit was produced on February 23, 1981 and sent to the official dealer network in Bois d'Arcy, France, on March 27, 1981.

After that, the BMW M1 was exported to Japan in 1983 and registered in Osaka. The car lived in a sunrise country for more than 20 years before it was sold and exported to Belgium in 2006.

Then, this car underwent service at BMW Delbeq, Seraing, Belgium, and its odometers returned to zero. Long story short, in 2016, this car was exported to the US. This car has received certification from BMW Classic and has been treated very well.

Not only are the paints and exteriors maintained, but also the original black plastic parts are maintained. This car is reported to have covered a distance of about 17,200 km.

In addition, this car engine also remains in its original condition. Equipped with a 3.5 liter-cylinder 6-cylinder gasoline engine located at the back, this time supercar was able to produce up to 273 dk of power and 330 Nm of torque, with the help of manual transmission of five accelerations and rear wheels.

This car will be auctioned off by RM Sotheby's on March 1-2 2024 in Miami. It is estimated that BMW M1 will sell for between US$750,000 and 950,000 (equivalent to Rp11.7 billion to Rp14.8 billion).


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