BMW 3.0 CS 1973


Odometer               91,154 km



  • Matching numbers
  • Australian delivered factory right hand drive
  • 1 of 12 sold new in Australia
  • 1 of 3667 automatic built
  • Concours exterior restoration
  • Limited produced ‘Borg-Warner’ 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Original books and receipt paperwork

This matching numbers example was Australian delivered and built in 1973 as a factory right hand drive, the orange paintwork being refreshed in 2009, the black interior presents in excellent condition with complimenting ‘Inka’ orange piping and timber dash. This example features original CSL Alpina Wheels and received a no expense spared, exterior restoration resulting in a concours vehicle.

Fitted with power assisted front and rear disc brakes that link to independent suspension, results in a smooth ride with good handling and roadholding characteristics.

Instantly recognisable, this car’s rich history has rendered it a highly desirable collector’s vehicle. It would make an outstanding addition to any collection.

The vehicle is accompanied with the original BMW Service books, photos of some restoration work completed, a healthy collection of receipts over the years and Car Club journals highlighting its elegance.

The 2800 CS took until 1971 to make its Australian Debut, mid 1971 brought the 3.0-Litre version of the engine. These engines were built to give a displacement of 2,986cc (182.2 cu in), which gave it a 9.0:1 compression ratio. This BMW being equipped with twin Zenith carburettors, it produced a healthy 180 horsepower (130KW) at a notable 6,000RPM. It presents with a ‘Borg-Warner’ 3-speed Automatic transmission, a 3.0CS version that attributed to over 11,063 sales during the years of production and importation to Australia.

The BMW CS series was one of the manufacturers most successful models and a key part of BMW’s startling sales success in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  The BMW 3.0CS, manufactured as a two-door coupe was built for BMW by Karmann from 1968 to 1975.

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