1986 BMW M5 Production ex-Olivier Grouillard180.000-280.000 EUR - Estimate

BMW M5 Production

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Competition car
Body n° 35863173
FFSA n° 15470

- 1986 BMW France team official car
- Superbly unspoilt, never competed since 1986
- Mechanically restored

Reference Number 513053

as of 1/17/2018

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Salon Rétromobile Hall 1  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Porte de Versailles
75015 Porte de Versailles  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
Overview
Car 1986 BMW M5 Production ex-Olivier Grouillard
VIN 35863173 
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Known History

This authentic racing machine comes from the BMW M5, model derived from the M535i and the one that BMW had fitted with the fantastic M1's six-cylinder 3.5L engine.

In 1986, BMW France decided to take part in the Production French Championship and, with this objective in mind, had three cars prepared at Oreca. With a reinforced bodywork provided by BMW Motorsport, the car is fitted with polyester openings (except for the front left door, mandatorily in steel) and a minimalist interior layout. To tackle the amount of excessive weight towards the front, several components are installed at the rear (fuel and oil tanks, oil pumps…). The engine accommodates a Kugelfischer injection system and displays a performance of 470hp. All three cars are entrusted to Bernard Beguin, Marc Sourd and Olivier Grouillard. It is the one driven by the latter that we are offering here. The racing driver from Toulouse starts the season well with a victory at Nogaro, but persisting issues with the car (lack of drivability) disrupt its success. Grouillard still manages to come third in Pau and to finally finish seventh in the championship, ahead of his two teammates.

 

In 1987, the current owner and reputable collector of BMW racing automobiles managed to buy this car from BMW France. Since then, he has carried out a complete mechanical restoration but carefully maintained the bodywork's original condition, just like the way it looked at the time with its stickers and aerodynamic appendices. All in all, this car equipped with a fabulous engine, only competed in the thirteen races of the championship and has never been damaged. It has never taken part in a racing event after that. This is a rare opportunity to acquire an authentic BMW racing car, perfectly preserved and in great mechanical condition.

 

 

 

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