1980 BMW M1
The BMW M1 was the first production car from BMW Motorsport. Clad in Italian bodywork by Giorgetto Giugiaro, and built by German specialty coachmaker Baur, this example of the E26 was imported into the US on March 27, 1980. DOT compliance testing soon followed in Los Angeles on May 25, 1980, where it passed with flying colors.
Its first owner was Kenneth Lloyds of Key Biscayne FL, who owned the car until 1986 when it was purchased by David Coffin of Sunapee, NH with only 8,778 km (5,454 miles) on odometer. Coffin, a car aficionado and collector, used the car sparingly for the next ten years. In 1996 the car moved on to a new owner, Robert Greene of Santa Cruz, CA with 12,162 km (7,557 miles) on odometer.
Knowing the collectable value of his M1, Greene put the car away in storage, only taking it out to have it inspected and smogged. The result of this careful preservation was that in 2012 this E26 had only 12,237 km (7604 miles).
The M1 has spent the last three years in the private collection of a BMW dealer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has covered only 800 miles since 2012.
Designed by one of the world's greatest automotive stylists, and built by hand, this amazing low mileage car is a clear window into a unique period of automotive history. This M1 comes with its tools, manuals, spare and jack. Like all the automobiles at Canepa, it's been thoroughly assessed and detailed, both cosmetically and mechanically, to ensure it meets and exceeds the expectations of collectors that drive their cars.
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