Collection of 13 rare BMWs up for sale for $2.3million
A couple of days ago, the Enthusiast Auto Group - an American company that focuses on the trading and upkeep of high performance BMWs - announced the sale of a collection of 13 rare models from BMW’s past and present. Making up the collection is 4 M3s, 2 M5s, a Z4 M Coupe, a Z3 M Coupe, a Z8, a Z1, an M6, a 1M, and an M1.
It’s the M1 that forms the piece of highest value and affection. Out of every car BMW has ever made, the M1 is the God that a deeply religious fanbase worships. Not only was it the first mid-engined BMW ever made, but it was also born out of a mission to defeat Porsche on the racetrack. While it may have been a commercial failure, its rarity and overall specialness crafts its legend.
Making up the group of M3s is a 1990 E30 Sport Evolution, a 1995 E36 Lightweight, a 2005 E46 Competition Pack, and a 2013 E92 Lime Rock Park Edition. The thought of taking ownership of just these alone is enough to make my heart skip a beat. Fantastically however, this collection offers even more!
The pair of M5s comprise of a gorgeous 1988 E28, and a muscly 2002 E39. Along with a myriad of Z-cars, there’s a 1988 E24 M6, and a 2011 1M Coupe. Yes, I’d quite happily take any of them on my driveway right now!
Each car comes with documentation detailing its history, and each of them has been exquisitely presented for potential buyers. If you want to be one of those aforementioned “potential buyers”, you’d better have exceptionally deep pockets - because to put this collection in your garage, you’ll be required to hand over $2.3million!!
That’s very nearly £1.8million for a selection of cars that are without doubt lovely - but perhaps not quite as lovely as they’d need to be to warrant the price. After all, at the moment in the US, M1s tend to fetch around $600,000, resulting in the remaining 12 cars averaging $141,666 each. And I’m sorry to burst the BMW purist’s bubble, but I can’t see how they’re worth it.
But what do you guys think? Would you pay that much for them if you could, or do you think they’re rather overpriced? Let me know in the comments.
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