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      05-18-2011, 07:57 AM   #1
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Frank Stella BMW M1 to go up for auction

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The BMW M1 still looks as modern and fresh now as it did when it was originally painted by Frank Stella in 1979, and now its going up for grabs at auction

The car in question is a 1979 BMW M1 which was commisioned by racer Peter Gregg to be painted by artist Frank Stella. This was infact a private owner commisioning the painting of the car, but BMW officially sanctioned the custom work. So, while it is not in BMW's official collection of Art Cars, it is considered one of them. That makes this car that much more unique, as it would represent the only Art Car that is not in BMW's possesion (aside from the fact that only about 500 M1's were made).

The Guggenheim Museum in New York is auctioning the car at Bonhams in August, who are estimating the going price somewhere between $450,000 to $600,000. The event will take place at the Quail Lodge in Carmel California.

Start saving those pennies!

[Source: New York Times]

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This car was so sick. It's a art-car, a legend We all want a car like this.
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I'd love to see interior shots. iDrive? GPS? iPhone? lol
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      05-19-2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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BMW is modest. This thing will go for $1 Mil no less - sweet sweet collector car
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      05-19-2011, 11:20 AM   #5
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Its a true beauty. And having met Frank I know he's quite a fierce driver himself
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Pretty cool - my guess is over $600k but under the $1mm base from antzcrashing
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BMW should make a modern M1.
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BMW should make a modern M1.
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We need a proper BMW supercar so badly.
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We need a proper BMW supercar so badly.
Why? you buying one? I'm certainly not. And i'd rather have the engineering go into the attainable cars in the M range...
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