car collector fuses two BMW M1s for wall-mounted art installation

car collector fuses two BMW M1s for wall-mounted art installation

the owner of a rare BMW M1 — a series that captured ‘BMW’s one true attempt at a supercar,‘ has been mounted on a wall as an art installation. similar to the pagani zonda r that was transformed into a wall/artistic centerpiece as reported by designboom, this M1 is situated in a 3-story car garage of a car collector.

image via video by servicetechavinc



according to the video description of the installation video seen in the banner, this red BMW M1 frame with working lights is an art piece that ‘is a one and only piece in north america and in the world. the garage is outfitted with multiple audio zones and lighting control accessible via touch panels and lutron palladium keypads.

stage 1 of installation | image via video by servicetechavinc



additionally, the story was first picked up by jaolpnik, who stated that ‘the owner already had two road-going M1s and bought a wrecked one for a parts stash. in an interview with bring a trailer, the owner notes that he had bought one BMW1 that was crashed in 1985, with another heavily damaged M1 that was stored in a building that had caught fire. the end result was the beautiful M1 now hanging.

stage 2 of installation involved moving the car horizontal | image via video by servicetechavinc

stage 3, now horizontal the team had to fasten the car to the wall | image via video by servicetechavinc
stage 4 was the last step in securing the car to the wall | image via video by servicetechavinc
this bmw1 was bought in 1985 | image courtesy of bring a trailer 
evident from the image above, it sustained heavy damage to the front | image courtesy of bring a trailer 
this car was bought by the same owner, had it’s back severely damaged due to fire | image courtesy of bring a trailer 
the idea was to combine the front half with the back half to make one complete car | image courtesy of bring a trailer

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