Coming to auction 11 May 2018 in Monte Carlo, is a mighty-fine supercar of yesteryear–the 1980 BMW M1 Coupe. Built to compete against the all-powerful Porsche in the World Sportscar Championship, this is the German brand’s first mid-engined vehicle, and this particular example arrives in excellent original condition.

One of only 453 ever built (and one of 98 finished in orange), the car is powered by an inline-6 3,453cc engine with double overhead cams, 4 valves/cylinder, and mechanical fuel injection, providing 277-bhp for a top speed of 160 mph.

The wedge-shaped, aerodynamic fiberglass bodywork is wrapped around a multi-tubular spaceframe chassis, while Lamborghini-developed wishbones at front and rear provide suspension.

This M1 also boasts disc brakes on all wheels, anti-roll bars, a 5-speed transaxle, and black and grey interior with Recaro seats, AC, electric windows, remotely operated door mirrors & heated rear screen. Expected to fetch north of $650,000.

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