1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697

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Lot 90
1973 BMW 3.0 CS

Sold for US$ 66,000 inc. premium
1973 BMW 3.0 CS
Coachwork by Karmann

Chassis no. 2240697

2,986cc SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 Carburetors
172bhp at 5,800rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Desirable 4-speed manual carbureted 3.0
*$30,000 spent on recent refurbishment
*Showed at the 2015 Quail Motorsport Gathering
*Good candidate for rallies such as the Copperstate 1000



THE 3.0 CS

BMW returned to six-cylinder power for its top-of-the-range models in 1968 with the launch of the 2500 and 2800 saloons together with the stylish 2800 CS coupé. Designated 'E9', the latter was powered by the 2800 saloon's M30 engine, though its running gear had more in common with the existing, four-cylinder 2000C/CS.

The 2800 CS's replacement by the similarly styled 3.0-liter CS in 1971 brought with it numerous improvements, including four-wheel disc brakes in place of the old disc/drum combination. With plenty of power on tap, the 3.0 CS was good for in excess of 130mph.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

As a US edition E9 3.0 CS, this BMW is one of the rare examples delivered with a 4-speed manual transmission and the desirable carbureted 6-cylinder engine. This made the 3.0 a perfect choice for cruising around California, where this example is believed to have remained since new. With records that trace back to 1982, it is obvious that the previous owners knew that this would be a future collectible.

Having had only four owners, this German Autobahn cruiser has always been well-cared for, yet the previous custodian decided to treat the BMW to a refurbishment in 2013-2014, where the interior and exterior were redone. Invoices totaling $30,000 can be found in the car's history file, which document the work that was performed. Once completed, the car was shown at the Quail Motorsport Gathering in 2015, and has been driven only sparingly since. Ready for spirited touring, the BMW offered here is one of the most iconic designs from the celebrated Bayerische Motoren Werke.

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1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
1973 BMW 3.0 CS  Chassis no. 2240697
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