Ruby anniversary BMW M1 E26

Ruby anniversary BMW M1 E26

Ruby anniversary. With the BMW M1 E26 celebrating its 40th birthday this year, Bob Harper looks back at the man who was the driving force behind the project, and assesses how the car stacks up today Photography: Max Earey.

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Sauber’s Group 5 BMW M1 E26

Sauber’s Group 5 BMW M1 E26

Sauber’s Group 5 M1. Sole-surviving fully-restored twin-turbo racer profiled. One of a Kind When Sauber wanted to race the M1 in Group 5 it built two from the ground up. There’s just one left. Back in the 1980s Sauber built two Group 5 twin-turbo M1s from scratch and this one is the only surviving example. Words: Robb Pritchard. Photography: Wolfgang Maringer.

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Stunning BMW M1 Procar E26

Stunning BMW M1 Procar E26

The Eighth Wonder. A stunning M1 that started life as a Procar, was then a road car, and is now a road-going Procar!  M1 Procar for the road BMW’s mid-engined masterpiece reimagined as the ultimate road car. BMW’s jewel-like M1 is a rare and desirable art piece, while its Procar sibling is a terrifying, jawdropping brute. So what happens when you combine the two…? Words: Daniel Bevis. Photography: Zach Todd.

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Epic Restoration BMW M1 E26

Epic Restoration BMW M1 E26

 

Epic Restoration. Munich Legends had just 12 weeks to get BMW UK’s M1 press car to Goodwood, despite having to tackle extensive rust and blown body panels.   ‘It looked so good that we wondered if anything needed doing to it. Then we unwrapped it…’ When BMW gave its M1 press demonstrator to Munich Legends for some restoration work it imposed a deadline of just three months. Impossible, or just improbable? Words Nigel Boothman. Photography Neil Fraser.

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