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Here's What Happened To Paul Walker's Super Rare BMW M1 AHG

Here's What Happened To Paul Walker's Super Rare BMW M1 AHG

Paul Walker`s ardour for immediate and livid vehicles prolonged past the silver screen. Walker and his enterprise partners, Erik Davis and Roger Rodas, owned Always Evolving (AE) Performance, an "automobile life-style and motorsport brand" that covered an excellent automobile series. Walker's premature dying in 2013 passed off in a Porsche Carrera GT, of which most effective 1,three hundred had been made (through CNN).

One of the vehicles in AE's series become an extraordinary BMW M1 AHG. It become so uncommon that most effective 10 of the closely custom designed and tuned BWWs from German dealership AHG are recognized to exist (through RM Sotheby's).

The M1 is considered "the maximum distinct BMW road automobile ever constructed," beginning existence in BMW's famed Motorsport (M) department to benefit approval to race withinside the FIA Group five sports activities automobile circuit. However, rule adjustments pressured producers to make at the least four hundred gadgets to qualify. Instead of delaying the racing software more, BMW moved ahead with the M1 manufacturing vehicles. In the end, Baur coachbuilder in Stuttgart constructed kind of 450 (all completed in white) with the aid of using hand (through Bring A Trailer).

Ten of these vehicles went to AHG and had been changed with its Studie package. First, AHG upgraded BMW's Paul Rosche-designed M88 engine (with 277 horsepower and 243 lb-feet of torque) to a 3.five-liter DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine with a Kugelfischer mechanical gas injection rocking 350 horsepower (through Mecum).

BMW's M1 Procar-fashion road machine

The all-white paint process become splashed with colour with the aid of using Hermann Altmiks, with the proprietor of every automobile deciding on their very own awesome design. Aerodynamic panels — the front air dam, facet skirts, rear spoiler — wrapped the vehicle (through Bring A Trailer) to make it a true "M1 Procar-fashion road machine" (through RM Sotheby's).

Like the opposite BMW M1s, the AE Performance AHG (chassis variety 4301090) become constructed in '79. Upon completion, it become despatched to Schneider BMW in Bielefeld, Germany, arriving on August 30 of that equal year. The automobile become owned at extraordinary instances with the aid of using famed creditors Ed Weaver and Don Davis earlier than being offered with the aid of using Walker and Rodas for his or her series (consistent with Sotheby's).

In August 2014, after the dying of Walker and Rodas, it went up on the market at RM Sotheby's public sale residence in Monterey, California, with an anticipated sale rate of between $600,000 – $800,000. It failed to sell. However, an unnamed client offered it in 2014 and finished numerous minor upkeep and servicing over the following few years.

In February of 2021, it offered on Bring A Trailer for $500,000 to a California-primarily based totally consignor. Then in December 2022, it become positioned returned up on the market at RM Sotheby's Miami public sale, promoting for $648,500. At that time, it most effective had 6,821 kilometers (4,238 miles) at the odometer.

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