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1973 BMW 3.0

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1973 BMW 3.0 CSL - number 195 of 500 UK versions

An original UK car produced in November 1972 and first registered in February 1973 as attested by BMW UK this lovely example is one of the best we have come across - we've had a few with our first coming to us in 1980

This example is to original specification with all of the correct aluminium panels in place, Scheel seats with headrests to front seats, correct 14" wheels with new tyres, original carpets and all of the City Pack specification which found its' way onto the majority of UK cars

Unusually there are no chips to the seat frames, central console air vent nor the handbrake arm which show she has been delicately used and the interior wood work is all in fine and better than normal condition

Sundym windows add that look of executive one upmanship (list price in period was nigh on £7.000 when an E Type V12 £3.300) - sundym was not standard on many cars in 1973 - and she also boasts a passenger door mirror, just to balance that look from the front

The engine bay is a complete joy to behold as is the paint work for she has just been treated to a bare metal repaint

Brakes are up to standard with new calipers and pipework as required and she has an uprated exhaust for the growl emanating from the single rear pipe is somewhat deeper than that to which we are accustomed - performance too is better than normal leading us to believe that this superb example is one of those lucky ones that just outperforms the norm

Gearing is much better than standard for she has a period correct upgrade to the Getrag dog-leg 5 speed transmission giving more spirited acceleration and slightly higher gearing for less frenetic cruising

History folder has many bills and MoT's going back to 1986 plus a plethora of period road tests and CSL articles, an original BMW range booklet and also the full brochure, dealer listing and the almost impossible to obtain handbook in almost new condition

One of the very best - and priced accordingly - hence POA on this one


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