1972 BMW 3.0

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Mileage 
    61 896 mi / 99 612 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    2285064
  • Engine number 
    2285064
  • Lot number 
    155
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location. Please contact the member of staff associated with this lot to secure your appointment. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment.1of only 500 CSLsbuilt in right-hand drive. The best CSL Silverstone Auctions have ever seenFinished in glorious Chamonix White and only 62,000 miles (atoc)Ordered new with the desirable Citypack. Great history file including itsoriginal buff logbookAround 60,000 spent by the previous owner in a renovation programme with the emphasis on originality and onlyaround 1,000 miles running-in since the work was completedOn offer fromRock Legend, Jay Kay'samazing collectionThese are rare and desirable cars and this example is simply remarkableThe 3.0 CSL is a lightweight, performance-oriented version of the standard 3.0 CS/3.0 CSi coup. Utilising the E9 platform, it was initially unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show prior to beingintroduced in May 1972 as an 'homologation' model for the German Touring Car Championship developed by a separate division within BMW AGthat would later become known as BMW Motorsport GmbH. The CSL achieved some great results, with wins at Le Mans in the touring car class in 1973 and 1974, the IMSA GT Championship in 1975, and winning the European Touring Car Championships every year from 1973 to 1979 (apart from a minor blip in 1974). The "L" in the designation stood forleicht (light) andatotal of 1,096 CSLs were built, with just 500 of these being imported into the UK. The great majority of UK cars were optioned with theCity Packagedesigned to make the 3.0 CSL more usable as a daily driver. These versions retained the standard interior trim, negating the total weight saving somewhat, but the other benefits were retained, including the aero kit, thinner gauge steel, and aluminium parts.YVW 101L is quite simply the best E9 CSL Silverstone Auctions have ever seen. It's on offerdirectly from Rock Legend, Jay Kays eclecticcollection and isone of only 500 CSLsbuilt in right-hand drive.It had been ordered from new with the popular City package which included electric windows, extra sound deadening, full bumpers and wheel arch extensions and is finished in its original shade of Chamonix White with black graphics.This, matching numbers car, has covered around62,000 miles supported by afantastic history file which contains theoriginal buff logbookdisplaying the date offirst registration asthe 17th October 1972 to BMW dealer, Bates of Maldon in Essex,arecord of previous ownersrecallingits interesting lifesince 1972, the service records, early MOTs including the first in 1975 and some early correspondence.We pick up the story in 2017 when theowner prior to Jay Kay purchasedthe CSL after some years in storage and found that it was a pleasinglyoriginal example that hadbeen well looked after and importantly still retained all the model's original defining features. Following his purchase, he commenceda renovation programme with the aim of returning the car to a level of perfection whilst focussing on originality. As you mightexpect, there are invoices on file detailing the impressive amount of work which resulted in excess of 60,000 being lavished on the classic coupe.All mechanical areas were inspected and rebuilt orreplaced as necessary,the engine, gearbox, rear axle, brakes and suspension were rebuilt and the body was stripped with any corrosion being removed before being put back together using BMW parts if the originals could not be refinished.The result of all this is clear to see and this CSL clearly caught the attention of Jay, who certainly knows a thing or two about E9s having been lucky enough to own a few, and it was quickly added tohis impressive collection.This is the second CSL in the Jay Kay collection and is now only being offered for sale as the other car is due to return from long-term restoration shortly. These low production, era-defining coupsoften feature as a choice in car enthusiasts 'dream garage'scenarios, and with good reason beautifully engineered machines that have that special feel, unique to BMW.Lot No. 155 - 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL (E9)https://youtu.be/uY3i3I4nmkItrue