|The European Touring Car Championship of the early 1970’s encouraged performance manufacturers to build some rare and exciting homologation specials, notably Ford with their Escort and Capri derivatives and BMW with their CSL.
Standing for ‘Coupe Sport Leicht’, the BMW 3.0 CSL was indeed light – having an aluminium bonnet, boot and doors combined with a reduced trim saving a valuable 300lbs in excess weight. With power from the 3003cc overbored engine providing around 200bhp it was soon proving itself as one of the most sought after sports cars of its era.
Just 500 CSL’s were sold to the UK market and this is one of those original few belonging to a regional director of the BMW car club in the 1980s she was then purchased by a leading BMW dealer and remained in their collection until a few years ago when she was bought by a retired BMW director and lovingly recommissioned during the past 5 years with great attention to detail making this amongst the best available anywhere.
The work was carried out by a main BMW dealer at a cost of £28000 approx and this is all supported in the history file which includes handbook and service books.
Finished in the original colour of Polaris silver from new she has the original Scheel seats ,steering wheel ,Blaupunkt and the rare trim is all present .
The mileage is also correct and supported by mots and service info.
On the road she belies her 45 years and is a flying machine with super tight chassis and brakes to match making high speed cruising effortless.
Supplied fully inspected, serviced with a 12 month warranty.