1974 BMW 3.0 CSI
Complete nut and bolt restoration.
Ready to go to a new collector.
All numbers matching, one of the best.
"1974 BMW 3.0 CSi 5 speed manual Coupe; the iconic series 6 cylinder 3.0L 3.0 CSi model, a rare and highly desirable internationally collectible BMW in a most desirable original factory color paint with a beautiful black interior and one of only 579 built in 1974 and one of only 7,935 in total during its 1971-75 production year period!
The BMW 2800/3.0 CS series, known internally as the BMW E9, was an extremely handsome and elegant two-door coupe built for BMW by Karmann from 1968 to 1975, with BMW's trademark 'shark nose' at the front and unusual rear lights mounted on a smart cigar shaped body and with a light and airy interior thanks to its pillarless look with lots of glass. The 2800CS was replaced by the 3.0CS and 3.0CSi in 1971. It was a brilliant evolution from the Hofmeister styled 4 cylinder BMW 2000CS coupe, which was enlarged to hold the powerful and extremely refined BMW M30 straight 6 engine, used in the E3 sedan and with fuel injection boosting performance still further in late 1972, giving the car the ability to accelerate as quickly as its smaller rival, the Porsche 911. The car had a new and longer front end to accommodate the large six cylinder engine and the model was also celebrated as the ultimate superb European high speed grand touring car.
The model was absolutely beautiful with a neat four lamp face headlight section, bodies still supplied by Karmann and beautifully trimmed with typical German high quality materials including a wooden dashboard and bucket seats, a revised independent front suspension with MacPherson front struts and a trailing arm rear plus anti-roll bars both ends; this car was indeed quite simply a work of art. The 3.0 CSi straight six cylinder engine used a single overhead cam and Bosch fuel injection to get 200 bhp. The dramatic and stunning aerodynamics for a modern day sports car was where where the car scored best with the E9 platform, never more so than with the 3.0CSL homologation special, with its legendary light weight aluminum body panels instead of steel, which helped prove very successful in racing, especially in European Touring Car Championship and the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft. This helped to establish BMW's status as a sporty driver's car.
The engine has a displacement of 2,986 cc and was offered a 9.5:1 compression ratio, Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection, with 200 HP at 5500 revolutions per minute in the 3.0CSi. The iconic classic early year BMW's ever built and certainly one of the best looking cars of its generation!"