1972 BMW 3.0BMW 3.0 CSL // RHD // FRESH NUT BOLT RESTORATION
Year of manufacture1972
Mileage1 000 mi / 1 610 km
Exterior brand colourPolaris Silver
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Performance200 BHP / 203 PS / 150 kW
FOR SALE; BMW 3.0 CSL // RHD // FRESH NUT BOLT RESTORATION
RHD UK City Pack, Polaris Silver, Electric Windows, PAS, Scheel Sports Seats, 14" Alloy Wheels, Aluminium Bonnet, Boot Lid and Door Skins
This jaw dropping CSL is finished in Polaris Silver, a sharp and beautiful colour, perfectly suited to this homologation special and one that compliments the black CSL stripe, period black number plates, black wheel centres and lashings of chrome around the body.
The paint work is first class having just rolled out from a 2 year nut and bolt restoration with mark specialists. The car is stripped to a bare metal shell and rebuilt as per factory standard spot welds, folds and panels. Further rust proofing is carried out at this time while panels are removed to ensure the integrity of the work is upheld for much longer than even the factory intended when new. Every component then attached is either rebuilt, refinished or replaced. As such every inch of the car is like new including the underneath which is as good to look at as the above with all components treated and rebuilt. Simply staggering and a worthy finish for such a successful touring car.
The interior in a BMW E9 coupe is like none other, beautifully laid out with lashings of wood trim it is a wonderful place to be. Much like the exterior, no piece has been left from attention inside. Anything replaced has been done so with careful consideration and attention to ensure the original factory finish or colour scheme has been upheld. The punched black headlining specific to the CSL has been replaced with an exact copy as has the carpet, speckled in colour, more often than not just replaced with black cloth.
Slide into the brand new Scheel seats and it's obvious this is a special car. Factory door seals and window seals have all been renewed and the plastic carpet covers (all too easily broken or lost) are still present and in excellent order.
The matching number 3.0L engine has been fully rebuilt to ensure common integrity throughout the restoration. Every component attached has been stripped down and re-plated or replaced resulting in a fresh as new finish rarely seen on the CSL.
The gearbox again rebuilt with every bush of linkage refurbished or renewed that becomes clearly obvious when out on the road with a tight and positive shift.
The period 14 inch BMW wheels are refurbished and present as new with sparkling chrome centre caps, new stickers and wheel bolts. Wrapped in good rubber all round with plenty of tread the multi spoke alloys hide new calipers, discs and pads all round.
All suspension components have been renewed with new shocks, ball joints and rubber bushes complimenting an incredible restoration and contributing to a tight and responsive drive as if it were new back in 1972.
First registered on 29/12/72 and confirmed by BMW group archive as being produced from the factory in Polaris Silver, Chassis 2285038 has been lucky enough to have been completely and painstakingly rebuilt for a second lease of life.
On file is a full photographic album of the restoration from start to finish showing the intense and lengthy effort that has been lavished on this historic BMW touring car.
Also included is the cars original service book showings its first London based owner and supplier along with regular service stamps to 1987. Furthermore there are a collection of past invoices for mechanical and bodywork during this period that give a small insight into the cars first life. It is still carrying its first registration as issued by the DVLA and noted in the service book. The car has been off the road since 1990 and with just 3 previous owners as listed on the V5.
This CSL is now ready for a new owner to propel it into its second life as a brand new CSL restored to factory standards as it rolled out of BMW nearly 50 years ago.
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The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.
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