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BMW 3.0 CSL
This car is available with a labour and parts warranty on request.
This car comes recently serviced and has passed a multipoint check.
- 97,579 Mileage:
- 137 Top Speed:
- 1972 Year:
- 6.9 0 - 60:
- 12 Months MOT Expiry:
- 200 BHP:
- Exempt Tax Expiry:
- Manual Transmission:
- Chamonix White Exterior Colour:
- 3003cc Engine Capacity:
- Black Interior Colour:
- Inline 6 Engine Configuration:
The timeless and beautiful shape of the big BMW coupe was first conceived back in 1965 in the 2L coupe by Karmann, it developed into the e9 chassis in 1968 and production continued until the final model rolled of the production line in 1975. The introduction of the coupe in 1968 signalled BMWs intention to return to the luxury car market sector, an area it had been forced to ignore for years while it struggled to turn around its fortunes during the early 60s. Early cars were all carbureted until the adoption of Bosch fuel injection in the 3L CSi.
Hugely important in BMW motorsport history was the homologation special CSL (coupe sport leicht) which offered an aluminium bonnet, boot and doors with little in the way of luxury equipment, weight saving was also achieved by using thinner gauge steel in the construction of the body. To qualify the car for racing in the over 3 litre division, capacity of the engine was re bored and quoted as 3003cc which in road trim resulted in 200bhp at 5500rpm. The CSL label needed only 1000 cars to make it eligible to race. It was developed by a separate division in BMW AG which would later become BMW Motorsport GmbH. While the CSL does not carry the M badge many consider this as the first ever M car and one that first carried the tri colour motorsport livery.
Racing achievement - It is rare that a competition car lasts more than four seasons, infact by the time a race car is winning it is usually obsolete and designers are developing its successor. Such was the achievement of the coupe in international racing that it raced from 1969 through to 1978 and even then in 78 still won its fifth European touring car championship against stiff competition. Exploring the success of the CSL during its motorsport career is an impossible task to do here on this page, there is too much of it! Further reading and viewing is highly recommended as drivers such as Hans Stuck and Dieter Quester all wrestled the Munich monster in various Works, Alpina and Schnitzer incarnations from Group 2 400bhp cars to Group 5 750bhp fire breathing turbo rockets. A taster of this can be found by following this link to a classic youtube video - CSL Race Video.
Just 500 RHD CSLs were produced and nearly all had additional equipment over the LHD car to help aid the drivability of the car on a day to day basis. These additional options were grouped and labeled the 'City Package' and included power glass front and rear windows, power steering, interior bonnet release, chrome CSi front and rear bumpers and a tool kit.
RHD City Pack, Electric windows, PAS, Scheel sports seats, Rear seat belts, Sports steering wheel, Alloy wheels, Aluminum bonnet, boot lid and door skins, Lightweight rear bumper and front air dam.
This stunning Chamonix CSL has undergone a complete restoration so now looks new. The car was completely stripped, any rust removed and then the whole shell was repainted inside and out. The car has then been carefully put back together with many new chrome and rubber trim parts. All the subframes and suspension components were removed blasted and powder coated, all bushes have been replaced. There is a whole host of photos documenting the restoration process.
This CSL has the scheel seats that along with the door cards and headlining have been re-trimmed in black vinyl with cloth centres. The carpets have been replaced and all the wood has been refinished to an excellent standard. The car retains its original Petri sports steering wheel.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The engine was removed during the body restoration process and the cylinder head rebuilt. Many of the engine bay components at this time were removed, shot blasted, powder coated, refreshed or renewed. Once the engine was refitted it was serviced and tuned by MJF Engineering, specialists in classic BMW's.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 14" Alpina alloys have been refurbished in silver with the black centres and are shod in a matching set of Firestone tyres. All of the brake discs and pads have been recently replaced so are in fine working order.
The status of the history file is still to be confirmed with the owner. There is documentation present detailing the restoration process with over 1061 hours of work turning this CSL into a great example.
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