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Dark Blue

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Black Leather

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Built to set the World Speed Record for LPG powered cars.
On 17th October 1981 Ertl managed to achieve a record breaking 301.4km/h on a test run.
Because it was just a test run the record was never officially set, and before being able to claim the record Ertl died in a plane crash.
His Wife later lended the car out to be diplayed at british Midland Motor Museum, however the owner of the museum was accused of stealing cars and parts of cars so she took the car back.
In that period there also were parts stolen from this M1 so it was no longer running.
She kept the car secretly until she went on and sold it in 1993.
Was found near London abandoned and in a sad state in 2018.


Fully custom Body
Engine upgraded to run LPG and fitted with turbochargers
Custom Blaupunkt Sound System

Location History

Country FlagEssen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany -- -- InfoSold For €153,000 at the 2019 Coys Essen auction

Country FlagRichmond, England, United Kingdom -- -- InfoAt Coys showroom.

Country FlagLondon, England, United Kingdom -- -- InfoWas found abandoned in a storage near London in 2018

Country FlagLondon, England, United Kingdom -- -- InfoErtls widow sold the car in 1993, Location was unknown prior to being found in 2018

Country FlagStanmore, England, United Kingdom -- -- InfoGiven to Midland Motor Museum by Ertls family after his passing in 1982

Country FlagLandau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany -- -- InfoEngine upgraded with turbochargers by Gustav Hoecker Sportwagen Service

Country FlagSteckborn, Thurgau, Switzerland -- -- InfoGot fitted with a custom body made by Sehcar (Seeger und Hoffmann)

Country FlagBerlin, Berlin, Germany -- -- InfoSecond Owner Harald Ertl bought it in 1981

Country FlagBerlin, Berlin, Germany -- -- InfoFirst Owner



Credit: Coys


Credit: Coys


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