Coys Auction - The Nürburgring
Saturday 14 August 2010
Motor Cars at 16:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 4355044
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 Leichtmetal), 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 retirement although it gave assistance to Alpina, Schnitzer and Broadspeed but