You can buy 13 classic BMW icons in one $2.3m package deal
M1, M3 Sport Evolution, Z8, M5…can't decide which classic BMW you should buy? Why not all of them! Enthusiast Auto Group is selling 13 of BMW's greatest hits as a package deal
Enthusiast Auto Group has solved the ultimate classic car buyer conundrum. Can't decide which of Bavaria's finest you should buy? Why not have them all?
This Cincinnati-based dealership has brought together a collection of 13 of the most desirable classic BMWs, a brand it specialises in with its other sales and ventures. The sale is called 'Collection of BMW Legends' and is priced at $2.3 million (£1.79m, €2m). But once you see which BMWs are included, you'll understand the hefty price-tag.
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The lead car of the sale is BMW’s first supercar, the M1. Between 1978 and ‘81 just 453 were built, and EAG’s model is a white example from the final year of production. A 3.5-litre straight-six engine powers the car, which was capable of 162mph.
Inspired by the 507 sports car from the 1950s, the 2003 Z8 is BMW’s ‘other’ exotic sports car, and possibly the most sporty car without an ‘M’ badge until the i8 hybrid. The small two-door roadster came with a 4.9L V8 engine, making it capable of nearly 400bhp.
There are four cars from BMW’s Z range, including the ultra-rare 1991 Z1, the very first of the modern BMW roadsters and notable for its vertically retracting doors, plastic body panels and multi-link rear suspension. Joining it is a 2001 Z3 M Coupe and 2007 Z4 M Coupe.
The rest of the collection consists of ‘M’ performance cars, which listed in chronological order are a 1988 M5, a 1988 M6, a 1990 M3 Sport Evolution, a 1995 M3 Lightweight, a 2002 M5, a 2005 M3 Competition, a 2011 1 Series M and a 2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition.
Exclusive to the US market, the Lime Rock Park was limited to a run of 200, all finished in Fire Orange and with carbon fibre performance parts. Although neither as rare or as powerful as the latter Lime Rock car, the 1 Series M was an award-winning vehicle and contained BMW M’s second turbocharged engine.
Every single car in the collection is presented in pristine condition, are mostly models from late in the production run and with the top trims level available. The only bad thing about this collection is there can only be one buyer!