One of [whatever]. We hear it quite often here at GCFSB, but we’ve also come across some quite rare machinery in our years of being involved with this site. When I saw this Polaris Silver M1 for sale in Germany, I found it hard to believe that it was one of only three manufactured in this color. Silver is such a common color, especially on our favorite German vehicles. Sure enough, however, they didn’t produce many in this hue. With under 500 built, the M1 was one of the rarest BMWs produced. This car was just the beginning in what would be a long line of high performance machines to wear the Motorsports badge, which would wind up on the posterior of everything from roadsters to Tourings.
Click for details: 1981 BMW M1 on Classic Driver
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 10,750 mi
Mint Classics GmbH is proud to present probably the most special BMW M1 street car on the market today.
1 of only 3 ever painted by the factory in Polaris Silver as a special request.
Delivered new in France in March 1981
17.500 km from new
Engine Nr.: M88 – 475 X
Gearbox Nr.: 011428
Stunning condition, beautiful original interior and ready to be enjoyed.
Color production list:
3 Road cars painted in Polaris Silver (First Prototype + VIN: 4301424 and Bernie Ecclestone’s BMW M1 VIN: 4301220)
3 Road cars painted in Black
4 Road cars painted in Grey
58 Road cars + 2 Procars painted in Blue
71 Road cars + 1 Procar painted in red
98 Road cars + 1 Procar painted in Orange
163 Road cars + 43 Procars painted in White
The BMW M1, the one and only BMW Supercar! The perfect mixture of Bavarian Motorsport engineering and timeless Giugiaro design.
Please contact us for more information.
Mint Classics GmbH
The M1 is one of those cars that you won’t be getting a bargain on anytime soon. Hagerty is listing them at just under $600,000 for a top notch example. As this car sits, it’s probably a bit overpriced, but the color will certainly work in its favor. Just think, if you buy this car you’ll have something in common with Bernie Ecclestone. Who wouldn’t want to channel their inner Bernie?