1978 BMW 3.0

CSL 'Batmobile' Group 2 - Ex Willi Martini, Multiple Nürburgring Winner

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • FIA Papers 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    340 BHP / 345 PS / 254 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

William I'Anson Ltd are excited to offer for sale the Ex - Willi Martini 1978 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile'.

Built by BMW dealer and Nurburgring based racing specialist Willi Martini on a factory supplied shell in late 1978 to take on the Nurburgring in 1979.

Driven by his son Michael, Heinz Becker and occasionally Adolf Engel to a string of Group 2 victories on the Nurburging in 1979, including being entered for the World Sportscar Championship round and finishing 7th in the European Touring Car Championship round.

Bought by the current owner in 2012 having been partially converted to Group 5, by Martini. Restored back to period Martini glory with the help of BMW experts, utilising a large number of original components and featuring a staggering level of detail.

Accompanied by the original Martini Wagenpass, correspondence from Michael Martini, photo log of the restoration and 2016 FIA HTPs.

The Martini CSL is a veteran of the Quail Lodge concours, was a key part of the 2016 BMW celebrations at Monterey Motorsports Reunion and will be equally at home on the circuits of Europe as an eligible entry for Peter Auto’s HTCC, the Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic and much more.

For more information on the 1978 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' for sale at William I'Anson Ltd, please enquire or visit our website here: https://williamianson.com/car/martini-bmw-3-0-csl-batmobile-group-2-for-sale/