1972 BMW 3.0

CSL Specification Race Car - FIA Papers

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White/red/blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

In the early 1970s one of the most exciting categories of racing was the European Touring Car Championship and the two principle contestants were Ford (Cologne) and BMW. The battle between these two giants was one of the most memorable in motor racing history. First one had the upper hand, then the other, but it was the end of an era. Never again would we see Touring Cars driven by names such as Stewart, Bell, Peterson, Lauda, Fittipaldi, Mass, Stuck, Ickx and Scheckter.

BMW’s main weapon was the 3.0 CSL (Coupe Sport Leichtmetall), a lightweight version of the 3.0 CS, and this was often run with a slightly oversized, 3,153cc engine to qualify for the largest engine class. In 1971 and ‘72 the factory was officially in re