The BMW Welt (World) next to the BMW Museum in Munich looks like a giant flagship showroom. It’s also where BMW customers from around the world (well, mostly the region as it makes more sense) can take delivery of their brand new cars and proceed with a tour of Munich in their brand new BMW.

Between 80 to 120 customers pick up their new cars there every day. But even if you’re picking up a completely specced up Individual 760Li, it’s likely it won’t be as special as what this customer picked up.

Masakuni Hosobuchi is the president of BMW Club Japan, and is an avid collector of BMW M cars. This is him taking delivery of his 1979 BMW M1 Procar, which was being carefully restored by BMW Group Classic and BMW M over the past few years.


In 1979 and 1980, a racing series called the BMW M1 Procar series was held preceding the Formula One events. Only a total of 54 M1 Procars were built. This particular M1 Procar that now belongs to Masakuni Hosobuchi was driven by Nelson Piquet and Hans-Joachim Stuck to the class win and third overall in the 1,000-km race at the Nordschleife in 1980.

“BMWs are my great passion, and the Procar definitely will get a place of honor in my collection. It was very important to me to restore the car to its former glory after so many years of racing. And who could have done a better job than the manufacturers themselves? It also gives me great pleasure to pick up this classic car right here at BMW Welt, amidst all the new vehicles,” said Masakuni Hosobuchi.

The owner also had the opportunity to drive several laps on the building’s “Premiere” platform to the applause of visitors. BMW plans to allow other BMW Group Classic customers to pick up their restored cars at the BMW Welt in the future as well.