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 2800CS 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 2000C/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, Today these exciting and charismatic German Grand Tourers enjoy an enthusiastic following, and well preserved examples are increasingly sought after.
This right-hand drive automatic-transmission 3.0 CSA was purchased in 1999. Two previous owners are identified on accompanying documents, and the car also comes with a workshop manual, parts catalogue, price lists, and sundry invoices for work carried out. Suffering from corrosion inside the engine bay, although the body presents well, the car is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. A manual gearbox and various other parts are included in the sale.