1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786

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Lot 418
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé
Registration no. CDM 696M Chassis no. 2265786

£ 40,000 - 60,000
US$ 53,000 - 80,000
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé
Registration no. CDM 696M
Chassis no. 2265786
Odometer reading: 51,000
MoT expiry date: Exempt

*Iconic BMW sports coupé
*Extensively restored
*Upgraded with the later 3.5-litre engine and manual gearbox


1973 was a landmark year for BMW, for not only did the German manufacturer power Jean-Pierre Jarier to the European Formula 2 Championship, it also captured the European Touring Car Championship using one of the most iconic racing 'saloons' of modern times: the 3.0 CSL, known popularly as the 'Batmobile'.
BMW had 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 2000 C/CS. The 2800CS's replacement by the similarly styled 3.0-litre CS in 1971 brought with it numerous improvements, including four-wheel disc brakes in place of the old disc/drum combination. With 180bhp on tap courtesy of its larger engine, the 3.0 CS was good for in excess of 130mph, with even more performance on offer from the 3.0 CSi.
Presented in extensively restored condition, this BMW 3.0 CSi has been upgraded with the 3.5-litre engine and sought after 5 speed manual gearbox from the successor 6-Series models. Offered with a V5C, as well as sundry restoration invoices and photographs.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 64/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well


    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 16/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 3
    Paint: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 15/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 13/20
    Mechanical components: 3
    Running: 3
    Starting: 3
    Under Bonnet: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20
    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 3
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Suspension: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6/10
    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 3

    Car History File: 2/5
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1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
1974 BMW 3.0/3.5 CSi Coupé   Chassis no. 2265786
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