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A family tradition for over 50 years, selling classic & fine motorcars throughout the world.

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  • ONLY 18,437 ACTUAL MILES
  • KNOWN HISTORY FROM NEW!
  • ONE OF ONLY 399 PRODUCED
  • BMW'S RENOENED SUPERCAR
  • ITALIAN STYLING PAIRED WITH GERMAN ENGINEERING
  • METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED FROM NEW!
  • RECENT COMPLETE SERVICE
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS FLAWLESSLY!
  • HIGHLY DESIRABLE FACTORY COLOR COMBINATION
  • COMPLETE NUMBERS MATCHING EXAMPLE
  • ACCOMPANIED WITH ITS OWNER'S MANUAL, TOOLS, FIRST-AID KIT AND BMW CLASSIC CERTIFICATE
  • SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST M1 ON THE MARKET TODAY!
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
  • A DREAM FOR THE SUPERCAR COLLECTOR!!
  • Options Include:
  • M88 DOHC INLINE SIX-CYLINDER ENGINE
  • FIVE-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • FOUR-WHEEL DISC BRAKES
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • ELECTRIC WINDOWS
  • ELECTRIC MIRRORS
  • HEATED REAR SCREEN
  • The M1 holds a special significance for BMW, being not only the firm’s first bonafide supercar, but also the first model to be solely developed by the M Division. The driving force behind the project was Jochen Neerpasch, then head of BMW Motorsport, who wanted to create a track-focused machine that could fly the flag for the company in top-flight competition.

    To challenge the all-conquering Porsche 911, Neerpasch called for the new car to be mid-engined. Lacking the capacity to produce the 400 examples required to meet homologation rules, BMW approached arguably the experts in mid-engine design—Lamborghini. A tubular steel space-frame chassis was duly created by the mastermind of the Miura, Gian Paolo Dallara. Still, with economic headwinds proving a challenge for the ailing firm, the M1 project was taken in-house in April 1978.

    Despite parting company with Lamborghini, the M1 remained an international affair, with the sleek, wedge-shaped glass fiber body being designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and built by Trasformazioni Italiana Resine, and the chassis assembled by another Modena firm, Marchesi. Both were made whole at Ital Engineering, a company founded by former Sant’Agata engineers and based just 10 miles from the Lamborghini factory. The partially finished cars were then sent to Germany, where Baur installed the engine—a hand-built 3,453 cc double overhead cam, fuel-injected straight-six designed by Paul Rosche.

    The magnificent 1981 BMW M1 featured here is finished in its highly desirable factory colors of Inka orange over black leather interior and fitted with nearly every available option, including factory air conditioning, power windows, and remote mirrors. Chassis number 01191 was the 191st of 399 M1s produced and was delivered to its first owner in April 1981 by Autohaus Weissenfel BMW in Montabaur, Germany, to a local gentleman who had it serviced at BMW Munich for his ownership from 4/81-1/84. Kert Tweesmann BMW subsequently sold it in Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany to its second owner, a prominent physician in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on July of 1984. Who would be its custodian for the next 30 years, until selling it to its third owner in 2014, a  Southern California collector who would store it in a climate-controlled facility and drive it sparingly. Despite only using the car occasionally, he ensured that it was still serviced during his 8-year custodianship, including a complete engine and transmission rebuild by renowned M1 experts Korman Autoworks. Today chassis 01191 presents in as-new condition and is arguably one of the best examples on the market today. Seldom do BMW M1’s come up for sale, especially in this incredible condition and impeccable provenance! Offered to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who aspires to own one of the very best!!

    TRADES ACCEPTED - FINANCING AVAILABLE
    Please note: All of our vehicles receive a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection before leaving our dealership. Kindly allow up to 14 days from the date of sale for your vehicle to be delivered. As we are currently experiencing a high volume of sales, we are doing everything in our power to deliver your vehicle as soon as possible!
    Year:
    1981
    Make:
    BMW
    Model:
    M1
    Color:
    Inka Orange
    VIN:
    WBS59910004301192
    Stock Number:
    407878

    Engine:
    6-Cylinder
    Transmission:
    5-Speed Manual
    Style:
    Coupe
    HAGERTY VALUE
    $690,000.00
    DISCOUNT
    $120,100.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $569,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
    Hagerty Guides November 25th, 2022

    High Retail: $690,000.00


    Year:
    1981
    Make:
    BMW
    Model:
    M1
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    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    Financing

    Finance rates as low as 5.9%.


    We know that classic car financing can pose a unique challenge. Although a vintage or exotic car can be an excellent investment, some financial institutions attempt to apply standard “used car” rules for financing a classic car, which in many cases can make loan approval difficult.


    We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.


    Terms available up to 144 Months


    If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, (314)291-7000 or credit@schmitt.com


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    * Rates vary depending on year of car, length of term and credit score.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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