You are viewing a completely original 1980 BMW M1 for sale by Canepa racing car sales and restoration in Scotts Valley, California. This unrestored, immaculate BMW E26 M1 currently has just 8,444 miles (13,590 km) since new. The car comes with all its original tools, manuals, spare and jack.
The BMW M1 was the first production car from BMW Motorsport, this example of the E26 was imported into the US on March 27, 1980. 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 the odometer. Coffin, a car aficionado and collector, barely drove the car 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 the odometer. Knowing the potential future 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 M1 had only 12,237 km (7,604 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.
There are many conflicting production numbers regarding the E26 M1. The official BMW production figures show that 453 examples were built in a three-year period between July 1978 and July 1981. Only 54 were competition versions, while the other 399 examples are the road-going street cars.
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