1973 BMW 3.0

CSL 3.5 Group 2 'Batmobile'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring
Germany
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: TBA Chassis Number: 2210270
The BMW 3.0 CSL will always be remembered as one of the most elegant and distinctive sports cars to emerge from the 1970’s, but it was also one which provided the firm with competition success and hence publicity value beyond all expectations. After initial hesitation, the BMW factory in 1971 gave its support to a factory racing team built around the BMW 3.0 CS, its aim to win the European Touring car Championship. First priority was to dramatically reduce the weight of the cars, as Ford and Alfa Romeo had run away with the championship in previous years and the old 2800 CS, in the hands of tuning firms Alpina and Schnitzer, was not at all competitive.
During this period one of