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BMW 3.0 CSL // 1 OF 169 LIGHTWEIGHT PROTOTYPES // FAMILY OWNER 40 YEARS

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Car location: Horsham, United Kingdom
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Manufacturer: BMW
Model: CSL
Year: 1972
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2
Color: Orange
Mileage: 58698
Seats: 4
Engine: 2985
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Left-hand drive
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BMW 3.0 CSL // 1 OF 169 LIGHTWEIGHT PROTOTYPES // FAMILY OWNER 40 YEARS for sale

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  • BMW 3.0 CSL // 1 OF 169 LIGHTWEIGHT PROTOTYPES // FAMILY OWNER 40 YEARS

BMW 3.0 CSL // 1 OF 169 LIGHTWEIGHT PROTOTYPES // FAMILY OWNER 40 YEARS

£279,995.00

MakeBMWModelCSLYear1972TransmissionManual

FuelPetrolEngine Size2,985 ccmMileage58,698 MilesEmission class--

FOR SALE; BMW 3.0 CSL // 1 OF 169 LIGHTWEIGHT PROTOTYPES // FAMILY OWNER 40 YEARS // NUT & BOLT RESTORATION JUST COMPLETED

EQUIPMENT
LHD, Inka (022) Paint, Black CSL Graphics, M30 Inline-6, Dual Zenith Carburettors, ZF 4-Speed Manual Gearbox, 14″ 2-Tone Alloys, Chrome Arch Extensions, Fibreglass Bumpers, Lightweight Aluminium Body Panels, Doors, Bonnet, Boot, Roof, Lightweight Steel Wings, Power Steering Delete, Lightweight Plexiglass Windows, Fixed Side, Rear, Sound Insulation Removal, Lightweight Carpets, Manual Windows, Scheel Half Leather Sports Seats, 3-Spoke Steering Wheel, Wooden Trim

EXTERIOR
Detailed by its small bumpers, chrome arch extensions and iconic racing stripes, the simplistic silhouette is achingly pretty from almost every angle. Just 4 colours were available for the pre-production run of the CSL, and this striking shade of Inka (022) is surely the most impressive of them all, contrasting the bright chrome work and black detailing to perfection.

A focused lightweight study this pre-production example features a few interesting details that nod to the CSLs racing design, with lightweight Perspex rear windows, fibreglass bumpers and a 2 quick release fixings on the bonnet for easy access on track.

The paint work is first class having just rolled out from a 2 year nut and bolt restoration with mark specialists. The car is stripped to a bare metal shell and rebuilt as per factory standard spot welds, folds and panels. Further rust proofing is carried out at this time while panels are removed to ensure the integrity of the work is upheld for much longer than even the factory intended when new.

INTERIOR
Half leather Scheel seats instantly give the impression of something special, with their deep bolsters and up right driving position all lending themselves to a more focused driving machine. Furthering the cars extreme weight loss the electric windows in the standard CS were replaced with manual mechanisms whilst the sound insulation was removed and the carpet changed for to a thinner material to save precious kilos.

During the extensive restoration process every piece of the interior was carefully restored or replaced to ensure the original factory finish or colour scheme has been upheld. The level of workmanship is extraordinary, with details as simple as the headlining agonised over; the restoration team managed to source CSL specific punched black headlining and has the speckled carpets exactly reproduced to ensure it stayed true to the original car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Markedly different to the engine found in the later cars this pre production CSL uses the same M30 inline 6 as the CS on which it is based. Displacement remains at 2,985cc as opposed to the homologated cars that were bored to meet requirements for the 3L + class. Another major difference is the dual Zenith carburettors that feed the engine, which were switched to a Bosch injection system in the larger displacement engines. Output is rated at 180hp and 192 lb/ft of torque, which is more than enough to make the CSL a very fast car when you take into account its 200kg weight reduction over the standard CS.

This example retains its original engine and has been fully rebuilt to ensure common integrity throughout the restoration

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The period 14 inch BMW wheels are refurbished and present as new with sparkling chrome centre caps, new stickers and wheel bolts. Wrapped in good rubber all round with plenty of tread the multi spoke alloys hide new callipers, discs and pads all round.

All suspension components have been renewed, contributing to a tight and responsive drive as if it were new back in 1970s.

HISTORY FILE
Produced in 1971 by BMW and Karmann as 1 of 169 pre production cars, this incredibly rare Ultra Lightweight CSL comes with an equally impressive history. Chassis 2212341 was purchased new by a gentleman in Bulgaria who successfully campaigned the car in club level racing for a number of decades, its history file is rich in colour with period trophies and pictures to celebrate what these cars were designed to do on inception and first purchase by its motorsport fan base.

On retirement after decades of events and enjoyment by the owner, his son was tasked with a restoration in honour of both the car and his fathers achievements with it. On dismantling it it became clear this was no easy task as is the complexity and intricacy of these E9s that still catch out even the most competent of restoration establishments. It turned out too much to take on and thankfully in 2015 this very special 1 owner car found its way to RS garage in Portugal renowned with producing the very best, original and accurate E9 restorations.

Restoration took around 2 years to complete, with a full photographic log detailing the full extent of the nut and bolt restoration of this historic BMW touring car.

Please visit our website for a full write up and additional photographs.

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