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MakeBMW

Model3,0 CSI

Year1972

Cylinders6

Engine capacity2985 ccm

Power200 HP

Topspeed220 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h7,7 sec

Weight empty1380 kg

SSC number576

Price offeredPrice on request

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Car description

  • Karmann body
  • Polaris Metallic
  • matching engine
  • partially restored in 2023
  • a BMW style icon with racing genes from the successful BMW touring car era of the 1970s

The BMW E9 Coupé

BMW advertised the elegant and perfectly shaped CS coupés under the famous slogan "The joy of driving-Freude am Fahren". They are undoubtedly among the milestones from BMW - not least because of their fantastic silky smooth and turbine-like six-cylinder engine and the very elegant design. The engine, later known as the M30, was to become a pillar of BMW's reputation as an engine manufacturer (and was, of course, kept in the programme in various modifications until 1996). It is a really fine unit, the block is made of grey cast iron, the cylinder head of light alloy, the overhead camshaft is driven by a chain; by varying the bore, displacements of between 2.5 and 3.5 litres were possible. The bodies were built between 1968 and 1975 on a contract basis by BMW at the Karmann company in Rheine and then transported to Munich for completion. Not necessarily the best idea, as some vehicles suffered considerably during the long transport route due to the effects of the weather, with the result that many vehicles disappeared from the market as early as the 1980s.

The design is attributed to Wilhelm Hofmeister - the famous "Hofmeister kink" on the C-pillar. But we discover this stabilising kink already in the BMW 3200 CS, designed by Bertone. In any case, Italian stylistic elements are unmistakably present in the BMW E9, which contributes significantly to the lightness and filigree appearance.

The first models were the 2800 CS with 170 hp, followed by the 3.0 CS (180 hp) as a carburettor version. In autumn 1971, the first petrol-injection model variant was added, the 3.0 CSI (200 hp). The lightweight CSL versions were built from 1971 to 1975 and were intended for ambitious sports drivers. The 2500 CS (150 hp) was launched as an "economical" coupé in the wake of the oil crisis with limited success in 1974.

The Scuderia Sportiva Colonia paid particular attention to these technically mature coupés. The ravishing shape, the excellent chassis, the very good brakes and the powerful engine were - at the beginning of the 1970s - the measure of all things. The interior spoils the owner with luxurious materials, the seats are very comfortable with acceptable lateral support and the individually framed VDO round instruments are still a feast for the eyes today. One car tester wrote so appropriately that if James Bond had been a German, he would have chosen a BMW E9 as his company car, although he would certainly have appreciated the power steering in the CSI.

History of the BMW 3.0 CSI -SSC-576 offered here

This BMW E9 3.0 CSI was produced on 07.05.1973 and delivered to the BMW dealer Kuckertz & Muche in Düren on 09.05.1973. The first owner registered this CSI in Holland on 16.05.1973. Mr "v.d.P." acquired this BMW E9 on 20.02.1997 and only sold it again after almost 20 years on 31.01.2017. This coupé was then decommissioned.

This BMW was restored between 2020 and 2023. To everyone's surprise, it was discovered during the complete disassembly of this E9 that very little sheet metal & welding work had to be done. The previous owners took great care of this CSI and always maintained it carefully. After restoration, the car was repainted in its original colour "fjord-metallic". The "matching" engine was also completely dismantled and simply fitted with new piston rings using the very good original pistons. The original 4-speed gearbox was also completely dismantled and overhauled. Brakes and chassis, as well as electrics and all engine ancillaries have also been overhauled or replaced. The seats have been re-upholstered and re-covered with blue velour. The carpet, all rubbers, seals and hoses are new. The windows have also been replaced except for the rear window. The Mahle aluminium rims have been refurbished and the tyres are of course new.

This car still needs to be run in according to factory specifications. This BMW currently still has its original Dutch registration documents.

Summary

To this day, the BMW E9 models are considered one of the most beautiful BMWs ever built. They offer space for 4 people and with the relatively large boot there is room for plenty of luggage. Hardly any other vehicle from the 1970s combines elegance, sportiness and comfort in such a pleasant way as the BMW E9. The Scuderia Sportiva Colonia has set itself the task of dedicating itself with passion and devotion to the preservation of these fantastic vehicles. It is a coupé to see and be seen, with unmistakable DNA from its highly successful racing history. The 3.0 CSI in particular still drives like a modern BMW today. This is a first-class opportunity to call a freshly restored BMW 3.0 CSI your own.

By the way, if you don't like the colour or installed options, we have over 10 other BMW E9s currently under restoration, whereby each potential buyer can choose their own individual BMW original colour, as well as the options to be installed. We are happy to provide you with a customised offer for each vehicle, including a list of options, on request.

Please note:

The original speedometer stands at 12,678 KM. After the restoration work has been completed, this CSi will start its new 2nd life. We offer you a guarantee of 1 year for all work carried out. The basic prerequisite is that all upcoming service work is carried out by us or a service partner selected by us.

This offer is non-binding and subject to prior sale. The toolbox has been refilled, the spare wheel fitted, an operating manual is available and a detailed restoration manual is being prepared in which all steps of the overhaul are comprehensively summarised. We provide support with registration/authorisation in Germany. If required, we will be happy to have a new valuation report drawn up. In Europe, transport in a closed trailer, plus organisation of container shipping for the rest of the world.

This vehicle offered here is located in our new Classic Centre in Jungenthaler Str. 1A, DE-57548 Kirchen/Sieg, in the former Arnold Jung locomotive shed you will find a large selection of exciting, sporty classics.  To find out more about our range of services and selection of vehicles, please visit www.scuderia-sportiva-colonia.com

Vehicle data

MakeBMW

Model3,0 CSI

Year1972

Body typeCoupe

Cylinders6

Engine capacity2985 ccm

Power200 HP

Topspeed220 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h7,7 sec

Weight empty1380 kg

Gearboxmanual

Speeds4

DriveRear

Brakes frontDisc

Brakes rearDisc

Tachometer counter (read)12700 kms

First registeredn. a.

Previous owners2

Matching numbersyes

SSC number576

Exterior colourblue

Interior colourblue

Manufacturer's colour code (exterior)Fjord Metallic

Interior materialVelours

Sun roofno

Electrical windowsno

Folding topno

A/Cno

Power steeringyes

Price offeredPrice on request

VAT deductableno

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