In 2015 a 1980 BMW M1 went on auction but it was well past the point of repair so someone decided to buy it for spare parts. This someone already owned two M1’s at the time so this wrecked example would be perfect for spare parts for the two working cars but he did not just scrap the newly purchased BMW because after removing the engine, he got it completely rebuilt it and put it on display. Related Posts AC Schnitzer BMW M5 Is The Fastest M5 Around The Nürburgring Aug 24, 2018 Suzuki ‘Swiftly’ Takes BMW’s Title For Leading Profit… Aug 24, 2018 It did not stop there though because little while later, he came upon another BMW M1. This one had been burned in a building fire and most of its body panels had melted off. So the collector bought the melted M1 as well, thinking he could combine its parts with the wrecked car’s and make one, fully functioning M1. This proved to be way too much trouble so instead … [Read more...] about Wrecked BMW M1 Rebuilt And Used As Wall Art
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Like the average person I am, I often imagine my dream garage to be covered in car memorabilia and pieces of race cars that have been cut off and resold to me at higher prices then I’d like to pay. You know, accessible stuff. But this whole thing about hanging entire cars on walls... well, it’s growing on me, a little. “A little” is key there. It’s not growing on me a lot, just a little, although that’s usually what people say in feeble attempts to claw their way back up from the beginnings of a downhill slide into weird obsessions. Not this time, wall cars. I’m strong. But this BMW M1 makes a good case for them, depending on how you look at it. (Head tilted sideways is a good start.) Its owner posted the story of how a car that was BMW’s one true attempt at a supercar became an art installation on a wall in his garage on Bring a Trailer, as found by Motor1—basically, the owner already had two road-going M1s and bought a wrecked … [Read more...] about Someone Turned Two Wrecked BMW M1s Into Wall Art for Their Garage
Back in 2015, Bring-A-Trailer had posted an auction of a wrecked 1980 BMW M1. It was a total mess but the engine seemed to be in decent shape, with both the head and the block in good condition. Though, it still didn’t make much sense to buy, as the repair costs for it would be simply insane, if a full repair was even possible. So a collector who already owned two BMW M1s decided to purchase the wreck as a parts car for his two. After buying the scrap-heap BMW M1, he took the engine out, completely rebuilt it and put it on display. It’s a beautiful work of mechanical art and worthy of display. A little while later, he came upon another BMW M1, this one had been burned in a building fire and most of its GRP body panels had melted off. So the collector bought the melted M1 as well, thinking he could combine its parts with the wrecked car’s and make one, fully functioning M1. But then another idea dawned on him. Rather than go through all of that trouble for a … [Read more...] about Buyer of crashed BMW M1 makes wall art out it
Por Omar Fuertes Rizzo Cuando la 64 edición del auto show de París abrió sus puertas en otoño de 1978, los aficionados a los autos deportivos tenían un objetivo claro: la exposición de BMW Motorsport GmbH. Allí podían admirar el nuevo modelo, extremadamente dinámico y extraordinariamente bajo que dejaba muy claro a simple vista cuál era el deportivo alemán más rápido en la carretera: el BMW M1, que con 1.140 milímetros de altura y 204 kW (277 CV) de potencia, alcanzaba una velocidad de más de 260 km/h. “Todo el mundo se agolpaba alrededor del nuevo deportivo de BMW con motor central”, escribió la prensa. Y: “la lista de pedidos es mayor que las expectativas más optimistas”.El deportivo, con un diseño atemporal y una gran tradición en el deporte del motor, es uno de los hitos de la herencia de la compañía. Diez años antes, el BMW 2800 CS ya … [Read more...] about El BMW M1 cumple 40 años de una rica historia de rendimiento.
BMW has meandered in and out of Formula One over the years. The last time it competed was in 2009, when it parted ways with the Sauber team it had bought a few years before. The company’s Art Car program, however, has been more consistent. And some of them have even raced. These renderings envision what it would look like if the Bavarian automaker’s considerable artistic commissions appeared on modern grand prix racers. Their new form marks a definite departure from the various vehicles on which they have over the course of the program’s decades-long history. And the results, as you can see, are rather intriguing. The program, for those unfamiliar, dates back to 1975. That’s when French racing driver and auctioneer Hervé Poulain commissioned American artist Alexander Calder to apply his talents to a BMW 3.0 CSL. Poulain drove the car at Le Mans that year. While he failed to finish the race, a creative tradition was started. In the 43 years since, BMW has … [Read more...] about BMW’s Art Cars Work Pretty Well As F1 Racers, Too