1974 BMW 3.0 CSi Coupé Project Registration no. 890 BMW Chassis no. 2265937
BMW returned to six-cylinder power for its top-of-the-range models in 1968 with the launch of the 2500 and 2800 saloons together with the stylish 2800 CS coupé. Designated 'E9', the latter was powered by the 2800 saloon's M30 engine, though its running gear had more in common with the existing, four-cylinder 2000 C/CS. The 2800CS's replacement by the similarly styled 3.0-litre CS in 1971 brought with it numerous improvements, including four-wheel disc brakes in place of the old disc/drum combination. With 180bhp on tap courtesy of its larger engine, the 3.0CS was good for in excess of 130mph, with even more performance on offer from the 3.0 CSi. The latter's Bosch D-Jetronic fuel-injected engine produced 200bhp, only a whisker below the maximum enjoyed by the lightweight CSL Group 2 'homologation special', affectionately known as the 'Batmobile' on account of its futuristic body kit.
This BMW 3.0 CSi was acquired in 1995. Accompanying documents identify three previous owners, though two of them are the present owner's company and wife. The last available MoT certificate expired in 2004, and the car also comes with an owner's manual, parts catalogue, price lists, V5 registration document, and sundry invoices for work carried out. Sold strictly as viewed, this is a high quality car that should prove restorable.