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Epic Restorations at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

This M1 – registered 255 BMW – on BMW’s press fleet is arguably the most famous roadgoing M1 of all, having been assigned to BMW GB by the factory. 

All those miles in the hands of journalists added to the toll taken by time itself and so the decision was taken in late 2015 to get classic BMW specialist Munich Legends to restore it. The catch was that it had to be completed in time for the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June 2016 – barely three months after it arrived in the workshop. Impossible, surely?

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