It is worth knowing about the Bavarians’ first mid-engine car that it was produced for only three years, between 1978 and 1981, during which time just over 450 units rolled off the production line. This is a legendary type that was extremely rare and expensive even when new, and that has only increased over the years.
Behind the two-person cabin in the BMW M1 resides a 3.5-liter inline-six engine with 277 horsepower and 330 Nm of torque. The sports car weighing 1.3 tons sprints to 100 km/h in 6 seconds and can reach speeds of up to 260 km/h. The racing versions were produced for much longer than this, and among them there were also more than 800 horsepower.
Today, every bit of it is worth its weight in gold, at least that’s what those who own such things think. Thus, it is possible that a set of rims fitted with original tires, in fairly worn condition, can appear on the Internet for the price of an average, new compact car.
They ask for $18,700, roughly HUF 7.4 million, for the set advertised on eBay. For that much money, you can put a well-equipped Dacia Jogger in the garage, but if we look at the question from the perspective of BMW M1 owners, then the situation is quite different. Nowadays, 180-220 million forints are sold for this type at auctions, so in terms of proportions, this is really a fair price for the set.
The rims, which exude the atmosphere of the 1980s, were produced by the Italian Campagnolo, and the pitch of the rim is 5×120, so there are also modern types beyond the M1 that can be fitted.