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    I did not know

    The the M1s were at the $400K level.

    Not my cup of tea, there are several F-cars I would take first for less.

    Just throwing it out there for discussion.

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    Looks really clean.

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    Agreed, I'd go for a Fort GT before an M1. It's an interesting car, sure enough, but it isn't a BMW I'd want.
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    Quite a lot of money! Both cars mentioned are icons: I prefer the european icon I remember the first road test in "Auto Motor und Sport" the Mercedes house magazine ;-)
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    It's not a favorite of mine either. Looks like a Pantera, Merak, etc.

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    I love both.

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    I do like the pumped out race versions a lot better.

    From the same era, I would choose a Ferrari 512bb and pocket $250,000.

    I like the right Pantera too, so that puts my opinion into perspective.
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    I love the pantera, not so much the m1. But I was never a fan of the bertone angular designs. Was the m1 bertone (looks like it)?

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    I believe it was Bertone. It was to be assembled by Lamborghini but it was a mess so BMW brought it back in house. If I was to get one, I agree, it would have to be the full blown race model with the M paint job and big wing on the back. When I was a child I had a poster of one in that livery on my wall and to this day I can recall the image and I get goose bumps. I think its a great looking car. The thing about the M1 is, the collector market views it as one of a very few truly collectible BMWs. Here are the ones that come to mind:

    Truly collectible:
    Z8 (duh)
    507
    M1
    Isetta
    pre war 328

    On the bubble:
    Z1
    E30 M3 (I think they should be collectible but yet the market seems to disagree)
    Early post war cars like the 503
    E9 (most specifically the "Batmobile")


    If I had the room and budget I would have a pristine example of each one, with the possible exception of the pre war 328. Its gorgeous and there are many alluring things about it, but for me, I could not go for it as it was the car of choice for the SS to take on weekend drives. Thats a very personal thing- where to draw that line, but thats where it comes down for me.

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    I would have thought the 2002 Tii and the 3.0CSi would have been on the bubble too?
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    Yes I agree with those- definitely on the bubble for the marketplace. In my opinion, both are collectible. I personally think the 3.0CSi is one of the most beautiful BMWs ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z8Mania View Post
    I personally think the 3.0CSi is one of the most beautiful BMWs ever.

    Me too
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    2000 Red over black
    heavily modified for performance. Although, not to the level of GM's car