Like the average person I am, I often imagine my dream garage to be covered in car memorabilia and pieces of race cars that have been cut off and resold to me at higher prices then I’d like to pay. You know, accessible stuff. But this whole thing about hanging entire cars on walls… well, it’s growing on me, a little. “A little” is key there. It’s not growing on me a lot, just a little, although that’s usually what people say in feeble attempts to claw their way back up from the beginnings of a downhill slide into weird obsessions. Not this time, wall cars. I’m strong. But this BMW M1 makes a good case for them, depending on how you look at it. (Head tilted sideways is a good start.) Its owner posted the story of how a car that was BMW’s one true attempt at a supercar became an art installation on a wall in his garage on Bring a Trailer, as found by Motor1—basically, the owner already had two road-going M1s and bought a wrecked one for a parts stash. That’s where his irreversible slide into displaying M1s began, and here’s what it’s culminated in so far: The owner said in his post on Bring a Trailer that after he bought the wrecked M1 for parts, he decided to display its inline six “until [he] needed ‘the parts.’” Uh, huh. “In hindsight,” he wrote, “this engine-on-a-stand was the first step down a steep and slippery slope… [Read full story]
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