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BMW E12 530i with a long and important racing history.

This history was established over more than 9 months of investigation, through various contacts with the former owner Jean-Marc Smadja and with Dan Benoit, the son of Georges Benoit from «Sport Garage G. Benoit», the processing of a few hundred photographs and magazine articles from back then and by the discovery of layered remains beneath the current white color of all the decorations the car has sported over the years.

It was prepared by the semi-official French BMW team «Sport Garage G. Benoit», it started its campaign in 1977 in the «Championnat de France de Voitures de Production».

The history of this E12 continues in the French championship in 1978, 1979 and 1980, adding to its history 3 participations in the «24 Heures de Spa Francorchamps».

In these 4 years, he was guided by pilots such as Alain Cudini, Guy Fréquelin, Gérard Bleynie, Philippe Gurdjian, Jean-Louis Schlesser, Claude Ballot-léna, Lucien Guitteny and Jean-Marc Smadja.

It raced, assisted and maintained by «Sport Garage G. Benoit» in 1977, 1978 and 1979, although in the latter already in the service of «JMS Racing», which in 1980 would take over the care of the car.

In 1982 it was acquired by the Portuguese driver Álvaro Parente, who, with assistance from «Garagem Aurora», participated with very good results in the «Campeonato Nacional de Velocidade» in Portugal.

In the following season, in 1983, still assisted by the «Garagem Aurora», he continued to race in the «Campeonato Nacional de Velocidade» with Carlos Veiga.

During the remaining 1980s, it participated in autocross races in Portugal and was “restored” in the 1990s to a configuration more suitable for road or track racing, although it never returned to competition.

Vehicle sold in the condition and use in which it is found or with total restoration at the buyer's choice.

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2.985 cm3

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240 PS/CV

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Manual - 4 Speed

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