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The BMW M1 is one of the car manufacturer’s most iconic models and one is currently up for auction through Bring A Trailer.

BMW famously developed the M1 as a homologation special so it could compete in the FIA Group 5 championship. They had to build 400 road-going cars to comply with for Group 4 standards and did just that (actually, they built 453). This example looks to have been well-maintained and is being sold with a clean Montana title and the odo shows just 6,800 km (~4,200 miles).

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This M1 was delivered new in August 1979 to BMW Schneider in Bielefeld, Germany and in the early 1980s, was modified by BMW dealer AHG and outfitted with their Studie package that saw it repainted with a BMW tricolor livery and fitted with new aerodynamic panels inspired by the M1 race cars. The Studie package also added three-piece BBS wheels, a custom exhaust, and full-leather upholstery on the seats.

After being imported to the U.S., the car was part of a Georgia collection until 1995. It was purchased by a Texas collector in 2011 and then added to the AE Performance collection shared by the late Paul Walker and Roger Rodas in California, before being acquired by its current owner in 2014.

Power is provided by a 3.5-liter inline-six with Kugelfischer-Bosch fuel injection, Magneti-Marelli ignition and six individual throttle bodies that is coupled to a ZF five-speed manual transmission with a limited-slip differential. Typical road-going M1s were rated at 277 hp but cars from AHG were massaged to 350 hp. The listing reveals that this car had a service performed in August 2018 that saw the oil replaced, coolant flushed, and a new battery installed.

At the time of writing, bidding had reached $350,000 with 10 days left in the auction.

 

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The original Shelby Daytona is beloved by the entire automotive industry but not only is it extraordinarily rare, buying one of the originals will likely set you back at least eight figures. That’s where this 2010 Superformance Shelby CSX 9000 Daytona Coupe comes into play.

Featuring bodywork that perfectly mimics the original Daytona, the car was built back in 2010 and is clad in Monza Red paint with silver stripes. The seller acquired the car from Hillbank Motor Sports of Irvine, California in 2019 and has driven it approximately 4,000 miles in that time with the car thought to have roughly 9,000 miles under its belt.

It has been granted California SB-100 smog exempt registration and is being sold with service records, spare parts, a car cover, a Shelby American Vehicle Authentication Certificate, and a clean California title.

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The bodywork of the vehicle is made from lightweight fiberglass. Plexiglass covers for the headlights and driving lights were recently installed and clear protection film has also been applied over the front section of the car. Other key exterior details include door pulls with etched Carroll Shelby signatures and Peter Brock emblems over the polished side pipes. Also catching the eye are Halibrand-style 18-inch knock-off wheels from American Racing with staggered-width Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires.

The interior is just as gorgeous as the exterior and includes Shelby gauges as well as black leather. There’s also a stereo and a spare BRE tire beneath the rear hatch.

Slotted beneath the bodywork is a 427 cubic-inch SR Ford V8 engine built by Roush Performance Products and complete with a Holley electronic fuel injection system, an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold, and four-into-two tube headers.

 

 

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Although Tesla is facing increasing challenges from traditional manufacturers, its sales show no sign of weakening. One of the established automakers’ biggest challenges may be infrastructure.

That’s according to JD Power’s inaugural EV Experience Ownership Study, which seeks to measure owner satisfaction with EVs.

By and large, the numbers are good for EVs. Out of 1,000 points, based on factors like battery range, availability of public charging stations, battery range, cost of ownership, driving enjoyment, ease of charging at home, and vehicle quality and reliability, the average satisfaction result among premium EVs is 782, with Tesla’s Model S and Model 3 leading the pack, and the Model Y and Model X following. Meanwhile mass market EV satisfaction is at 730 points, with the Kia Nero EV, Chevrolet Bolt and Hyundai Kona EV taking the three top spots.

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That means that owners are, overall, pretty happy with their electric cars. And that’s good news for manufacturers, because 77% of drivers whose satisfaction ranks between 600 and 750 say they will definitely buy another EV.

The bad news for automakers, though, is that only 25% of those same people are likely to buy from the same brand. Drivers of the e-Golf, for example, whose average satisfaction ranks at 696, may not want to go back to Volkswagen for their next EV.

Indeed, the e-Golf’s 125-mile range doesn’t position it well for high satisfaction. JD Power found that range, as well as accuracy of range estimates, is the single most important factor in driver satisfaction.

With most of the modern crop of EVs coming with 200 to 300 miles of range, though, the charging network become the real differentiator. Satisfaction among owners of premium EVs with widely available public charging points is 235 points higher than those without.

Location is still a strong determining factor in access to public charging. Drivers on the West Coast are pretty well served, whereas those in the Midwest not so much. But brand still matters.

Tesla drivers are, on average, 305 points happier with their charging network than drivers of other brands. Electrify America, the charging network company set up by Volkswagen after the Dieselgate scandal, currently has 538 charging stations in North America, with 144 coming soon, according its website. Tesla, meanwhile, has 2,000.

Although Electrify America’s network was large enough to get a Porsche Taycan across the U.S. in record time in December, that’s kind of beside the point if the one charger within range of you is out of your way.