The 3.0CS made its debut in the UK in 1971 followed swiftly by the introduction of the more powerful 3.0CSi fuel injected version, becoming BMW’s first 200bhp plus machine and giving it real on the road punch. In recent years, sale prices of its sister car, the legendary ‘CSL’ have dramatically risen and, not unnaturally, the CSi is beginning to follow, although the both cars are more or less the same with the exception of the CSL’s light weight alloy bonnet, doors and boot lid.
This particular example is a UK, right-hand drive car and is number 43 of the final batch of 207 RHD cars made between October 1973 and November 1975, although approximately 250 UK-RHD cars were built prior to this. It was purchased by the last owner some years ago who entrusted it in 2018 to Classic Legends of Northampton to completely recommission it with the intention of creating a totally usable ‘Classic’.
Having had a bare metal respray with a colour change from White to Turkish Blue ( a period colour ) it remains in great order. A new vinyl covering was fitted to the roof and the interior was fully restored and the seats re-trimmed in a period fabric, the wooden dashboard and fascias were also restored and all switchgear checked. The car was also subject to a mechanical overhaul, this work is shown in a documented photo file of the along with the invoice from Classic Legends for £21,000.00. This fine and stylish coupe is supplied with the UK road documents and a small history file.