• Nov 29, 2009

BMW M1 in camouflage - Click above to watch the video

For the life of us, we can't figure this. BMWblog has posted a video of what surely looks like an O.G. BMW M1, dressed up in that ubiquitous swirlydelic camouflage du jour and parked on a Munich street. It's either a very clever gag being put on by someone, or something potentially awesome is afoot. Either way, we can dig it. See for yourselves after the jump. Thanks to Mike S. for the tip!

[Source: YouTube via BMWblog]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I know what this is: It's an art car ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Everything old is new again?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm calling it some kind of prank. As this month's C&D noted, pop-up headlights are dead. And the wedge-shaped front end would not comply with the euro pedestrian safety standards required for new cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe, BMW using this 1978 M1 for a new platform. Never know
      • 5 Years Ago
      Certainly isn't one of the BMW Art Cars, the M1 they did was by Andy Warhol and is certainly in a museum.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A time travelling M1 mule...BTTF.

      De Lorean, eat your heart out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        it's actually an O.G. BMW M1.....


        O.G...... seriously?! Autoblog?... *palmface* Autoblog we're auto enthusiasts, not gangsters.

        if you don't know what it means, urban dictionary it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It could have been worse... anyone for an 80's Hyundai at 88 MPH?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I hate that movie for keeping the ugly ass Delorean part of popular culture.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Did a DeLorean eat your baby Lucas?
      • 5 Years Ago
      To fans of the original M1 (Yay!) the 'mule' is a fake, meaning that it's a real M1. I'm thinking that someone at the factory, or a friend of someone there, got some of that wierd spirally sheeting and covered the car to generate some buzz. I figure it's not sanctioned, just some people trying to be cute.

      I do agree the wheels look odd, maybe they added something to the holes generate more controversy.

      I'm willing to bet this will become a (short-lived) fad, to mask over an unusual car to get a reaction from the car guys. Keep on the look out for spyshots of other 'mules' parked seemingly at random. (maybe some Mitsubishi 3000GTs, Dodge Stealths, Mazda MX-3s & MX-6s & Subaru XTs & SVXs)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Almost looks like a Lancia Monte Carlo with fins fitted over the rear window...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm doubtful it's a real mule. Ignoring the retro body panels (because mules don't necessarily resemble the actual car), the proportions of the chassis also look out of date. Real mules still usually sport low-profile tires that'd be used in the production version, and these are using cheap budget all-seasons fitting for an old car. Looks like a prank.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They're just messing with us.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They don't pack mules on the street in Munich, you can see them on the move but they don't park them in the middle of a shopping street and leave them there. This is either a prank by the guy taking the video or may be some viral advertisement concept, but clearly not a real mule.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Go away you spammer.
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