1972 BMW 3.0CSL ex-Jochen Neerpasch, BMW Works
Year of manufacture1972
Exterior brand colourWhite/red/blue/blue
Coys Auction - The Nürburgring
Saturday 8th August 2009
Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 7th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Telephone number from 6 - 8 August: +49 (0) 2691 932 62 90
Registration Number: EU registered Chassis Number: 2211721
The BMW 3.0 CSL will always be remembered as one of the most elegant and distinctive sports cars to emerge from the 1970s, but it was also one which provided the firm with competition success, and hence publicity value, beyond all expectations.
During this period one of the most exciting categories of racing was the European Touring Car Championship, and the two principal contestants were Ford (Cologne) and BMW. BMW‘s main weapon was the CSL (Coupé Sport Leichtmetal), a lightweight version of the 3.0 CS featuring alloy doors, boot lid and bonnet; and more spartan trim. The overhead cam six cylinder engine was fuel injected and delivered 210 b.h.p., with strong torque t