World Land Speed Record BMW M1 Unearthed

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World Land Speed Record BMW M1 Unearthed

On April 13, 2019 in Essen Germany a supercar will cross the block. It’s not a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, it’s a BMW M1. The M1 always received top notch reviews when compared to high performance sports cars from the 70’s and 80’s. This M1 was recovered from a garage in East London. It was tucked away for 25 years and it will be offered for the first time since 1993. Possibly one of the rarest M1’s in history.

This BMW M1 was built to standard specification in 1979 and delivered to it’s first owner in Berlin the following year. In 1981 the car was purchased by renowned racing driver, Harald Ertl, the following year; at which point the car went through an extreme makeover! Developed in conjunction with British Petroleum who were looking to promote their new Autogas product, this unique M1 was hoping to break 300km/h to set a new record. Using Gustav Hoecker Sportwagen-Service GmbH, Ertl had the M1 engine fitted with twin KKK turbochargers developing in the region of 410bhp. On 17th October, 1981, Ertl managed to achieve a record breaking 301.4km/h.

It is rare when a BMW M1 comes to market anywhere in the world, don’t miss this auction history in Essen, Germany this April.

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