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BMW M1 of a Kind: 1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

Submitted by on August 6, 2014

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

Images courtesy RM Auctions

One of just ten cars built by German BMW dealer AHG, this ’80 BMW M1 is a stunning example of the most exotic road car BMW ever built.

BMW, with a little help from Lamborghini, originally built the M1 as a homologation special for Group 4 and 5 racing. While they were developing the car and working towards the 400-car homologation regulations they created the one-make Procar Championship.

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

It was a brilliant move. The Procar Championship only ran in 1979 and 1980, but was a hugely popular, with the cars’ wild looks and powerful performance thrilling crowds and making an undeniable mark on motorsport history.

MORE: Video: Pure sounds – BMW M1 Procar onboard

In 1982, once the series had concluded and M1 production completed, Peter Gartemann of BMW AHG decided to create an extremely limited run of street M1s based on the Procars – the AHG M1 Studie cars.

1980 M1 AHG Studie

AHG Motorsport would take your road M1, spice up the engine bringing it to 350 horsepower, give it a new exhaust to breathe through and a racing clutch to bring it all together.  It’d then sit on adjustable racing suspension and 16-inch BBS wheels 8-inches wide up front and 9 at the rear.

And to make sure your car was truly unique, AHG comissioned Hermann Altmiks to design a custom livery for each car based on customer specs.

This car began life as chassis 4301090 from 1979. It was then upgraded with AHG’s Studie package, and put through Germany’s intense TÜV testing and certification process. It is understood that only ten of these cars were created, each one unique.

It’s finished in the BMW Motorsport livery, has been very well looked after and has just under 7,000 kilometers on the clock. It’s the rarest version of an astonishingly rare and exciting BMW, and it’s heading to auction at RM Auctions’ Monterey sale on the 16th of August.

Images courtesy RM Auctions

MORE: BMW M1 Procar at the Nurburgring

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

1980 M1 AHG Studie

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie

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