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3.0 CSL UK RH DRIVE - FOR RESTORATION - GREAT COLOUR SOLD (1973)
|PERFORMANCE CARS are very pleased to have one of The All Time Greats in stock for Full restoration. Read on and let us give you the low down on BMWs High Flier.|
HISTORY - In early 1972, BMW realised that they had to do something to make their e9 Coupe competitive against the near invincible Ford Capri RS 2600. Weighing 300 lbs less than the BMW 2800CS, the Capris were running away from the Bavarian Beauty.
The Late, Great Ralph Broad was the first to develop a Lightweight Race CS, during late 1971 and into 1972, however Alpina in Germany carried out much of the development work on the production CSL for BMW. Based on the 2,985 cc steel bodied CSI, the CSL was introduced to homologate it for Group 2 racing. The engine was bored to 3003 cc a limited slip differential was standard and it was fitted with an alloy bonnet, boot lid and door skins.
A deep front air dam was fitted to reduce aquaplaning and also improve high speed stability. Stainless wheel arches were fitted to cover new 7x14 Alpina Alloys, Bilstein Shocks and Progressive weight springs were fitted, black Tiger "3.0 CSL" Stripes ran down the body sides and some Stunning colours were available, including Ceylon Gold, Taiga Green, Inka Orange, Golf Yellow, Polaris Silver, Chamonix White and Verona Red.
Just 500 right hand drive examples reached these shores.
In Britain they were known as City Pack Cars with a higher specification than the Left hand drive cars. UK equipment included electric windows, extra sound deadening, black undercoating, stainless steel bumpers and a front airdam, but UK cars did vary in their spec, for example, some came without electric windows, the front airdam and the racing steering wheel.
Hugely expensive (and the last car that Bmw dealers wanted to have to try to sell ) with a list price of £7,399 they were the choice of the wealthy, discerning buyer.
Sales were slow due partly to a looming fuel crisis and many CSLs were heavilly discounted to shift them.
No one is sure just how many of the 500 R H Drive Icons have survived, but it is beleived to be under 200.
Our CSL is one of the very last "City Pack" examples being in the the Last 60 cars built and was factory finished in one of the best colours Ceylon Gold, which incidentally is now one of the rarest CSL colours. It is beleived that just 56 UK CSLs were painted in Ceylon.
She has been off of the road for many years and needs total restoration.
We can advise you regarding restoration and An excellent range of Body repair sections are Available for these cars from Walloth And Nesch, who Also supply Mechanical spares and also from BMW Classic.
We can deliver.
Serious Buyers Please CALL US for further details on 07776-110173 Thanks