1973 BMW 3.0CSL "Lightweight"
|Engine||3.0 I6 ||Transmission||4 Spd.||Price||$NFS
|There are cars that are made to be the perfect street racer from new. During the gas crunch of the early 70's &
the cut back in anything cool, a few companies were just winding up for their futures. Somehow BMW got their design
of the new 1970 2800 CS so right that it was clear that BMW was going to go racing with the best of what Europe had to offer.
To compete in 1971, the racing homologation rules stated that one must make 1000 cars for street use for privateers to
buy, right out of a new car showroom. This model, now the 3.0CS, was ready to compete against Ford's Capri & the mighty
Porsche 911 to name a few. The earliest "Lightweight" 3.0CSL's were carb'd, known as the "Ultra Lightweight". We are pleased
to own one of those also. By late 1972, this 2nd series of the 3.0CSL Lightweight went to using a more modern fuel
injection system. Hence, the 3.0CSi was born for the streets of Europe. From this platform, BMW made 1265 cars in total.
This fine example is one of only 429, it is in 100% original condition except for it's beautiful Fjord Blue paintwork, which
was redone in 1997 by its last long term owner since 1983. It has the "street package" option consisting of steel doors
(as opposed to alloy doors) & full glass (as opposed to Plexi back & rear side glass), she was never raced & kept in a climate
controlled garage since new. She has only 39,000 KM (24K miles) & was delivered new to Auto Elite BMW-Ferrari-Mercedes
in Savona, Italy. It may just be the best all original '73 CSL on the planet. I will defend that statement all the way. LOL !
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