1973 BMW 3.0 CSI
1973 BMW 3.0 CSI
Left-hand drive manual 1973 BMW 3.0 CSi
Resprayed and given light restoration
Just under 84,000KM on the clock
Beautiful condition inside and out
In 1968 with the launch of the 2500 and 2800 saloons together with the stylish 2800 CS coupé, BMW returned to six-cylinder power for its top-of-the-range models. Designated ‘E9’, the 2800 CS was powered by the 2800 saloon’s M30 engine. The 2800 CS’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. The latter’s Bosch D-Jetronic fuel-injected engine produced 200bhp, only a whisker below the maximum enjoyed by the lightweight CSL Group 2 ‘homologation special’, affectionately known as the ‘Batmobile’.
This LHD manual BMW 3.0 CSi was first registered on 1st July 1973 as presented in ‘Atlantik’ and delivered in July 1973. The car was delivered to the dealership in Berlin in August of 1972 and delivered to its first owner early the following year. During the life of the car it has undergone a respray of the original colour and has undergone a light restoration while the car was under German ownership (completed in Germany). During May 2018 work carried out included repairs to the exhaust, fuel pump and anti-roll bar bush spacers (invoices and details of the work completed are available).
This BMW 3.0 CSi is now being offered for sale with the current odometer reading being just under 84,000 kilometres. The car is presented in beautiful condition by Cotswold Collectors Cars.