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1980 BMW M1 in Alamo was never legally imported to the US

1980 BMW M1 in Alamo was never legally imported to the US

The history of BMW goes back to 1916 with the founding of Bayerische Flugzeugwerke, an aircraft manufacturer. There were a few company mergers and the company name became Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) in 1922. They produced their first motorcycle in 1923 and became a car manufacturer in 1928 as a result of purchasing a company called Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach. Before World War II, BMW’s main products were aircraft engines, motorcycles and automobiles.