1981 BMW M1


Pre-Purchase inspections welcome, we describe these vehicles to the best of our ability. There are NO returns on vehicles purchased.


This is one of the Rarest BMWs produced in the World. Only 453 units produced and 20 of them being racecars! This specific M1 has not been offered for sale for over 30 years! It has 8,000 original Miles (12,182KM) and still sports the original paint, motor, trans, and all body components. It has not been restored, only maintained throughout its life. It has been stored indoors and recently received a quartz polish. Originally purchased in Mexico by the existing owner, then legally brought into La Jolla, CA. to spend the remainder of its life, it was not until recently that it was brought to Florida.


The interior is in great shape. The Carpet is very nice along with the gauge cluster. The headliner shows very well. It has not been modified in any way, it still sports a working OE Radio! All the leather and door cards are in excellent condition. All of the electronics work as they should. This is truly an 8,000 miles specimen. As you look through the gallery please note the originality of this M1. It is not restored in any way.


The Alpine white exterior is in excellent shape for its age. YES! it is original paint. All the trim and aluminum is original, and does show minor wear, it can easily be repaired but we did not want to modify the originality in any way. It is a true time capsule. It does have dealer optioned BBS wheels. We will gladly work with the buyer to source the OE wheels. All of the lights work as they should, and all the body lines are excellent. The deck lid and front bonnet are original to the car.


Powered by a hand assembled 3.5l straight 6 she produces 274hp and 243tq. The motor runs very well and does not show any signs of fatigue, please take a moment to watch our video and you will see it go through the gears with no issues. The clutch feels great, as do the brakes. Transmission does not pop out of gear and there are no strange noises. The ITB’s sound unreal behind your head! This is a investment you can actually drive to the store (which I would advise against) It  does have a numbers matching motor, transmission, and chassis.

Key Facts:

  • Original Paint
  • Originally purchased in Mexico then legally imported into CA
  • Service records
  • Original M1 repair book, manual, tool kit, luggage, spare, and info binder from BMW.
  • 8000 original Miles.
  • 453 produced
  • Has not been listed for sale for 30 years

All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, and any emission testing charges. The price for listed vehicles as equipped does not include charges such as: License, Title, Registration Fees, State and Local Taxes, Smog Fees, and Physical Damage of Liability Insurance. Dealer makes no representations, expressed or implied, to any actual or prospective purchaser or owner of this vehicle to the existence, ownership, accuracy, description or condition of the listed vehicles equipment, accessories, price, specials or any warranties. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to the sale of this vehicle. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Additional Fees:

There is a $250.00 dealer fee that is not included in the original price.

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We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our showroom. All shipping arrangements are provided by Bullet Motorsports Incas a courtesy. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper, not with Bullet Motorsports Inc.

Quality Disclaimer

Due to our inventory size, we are unable to drive every vehicle for long distances. We also cannot guarantee that every gauge, light, window, horn, option, function, etc., will work as it should. Please check your local state inspection requirements. We do our best to inspect these vehicles in every detail and note any imperfections in the advertisement. Please note that we do not guarantee any air conditioning systems, gauges, or electrical systems. Given the nature of the vintage vehicles we sell, these components will need upkeep or attention. In addition, many times these vehicles sit for long periods of time and once you begin to drive them seals harden and gaskets may begin to leak! Classic cars leak. Please make sure you are comfortable with this before buying a vintage automobile. The information contained in this ad is solely for convenience.  The description is an opinion only and should not be considered a complete description of any or all faults; it may not be relied upon nor taken as fact or otherwise a representation or warranty of any sort.  Please note, we did NOT build or restore the vehicle. Vehicles are sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS with all faults known/unknown and with no implied warranty. Pre-Purchase inspections welcome, we describe these vehicles to the best of our ability.



The Details

Year 1981
Mileage 8020
Exterior White
Interior Black
Engine I6
Transmission Manual
Price $0