Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.

CLASSIC CARS



Munich Legends - ccts1303 Login
Website Contact Links
Munich LegendsMunich Legends
The Ashdown Garage, Chelwood Gate, East Sussex,
RH17 7DE
tel: 01825592922     
web: http://www.munichlegends.co.uk
LIVE adverts (13)

1972 BMW E3 3.0 Si For Sale

We are genuinely excited to have an E3 3.0 Si in our showroom. A masterpiece of classic understatement, the Si has legendary status, having been favoured by rock stars and movie moguls (Bob Marley was a huge fan) as well as being without doubt one of the most impressive saloon cars of its era. The BMW E3 saloons are the epitome of 1970’s gangster chic, appearing in movies such as The Long Good Friday, and always being driven by the baddies. In 1972 you could buy BMW’s 3.0 CSL coupe for the price of two family homes. Or, if you preferred a refined, practical, understated look, you could buy the saloon version – same engine, same power, but with room for four or five adults and a boot full of luggage – or, being the 70’s – enough shooters for the job, and enough power to show The Law a clean pair of Cuban heels. So, of course, it was no ordinary car, and the price tag reflected this. Even today, the Si retains that poise and sporty, confident elegance that set it so far apart from the chunky, agricultural feel of its rival, Mercedes-Benz. Sadly there are hardly any E3 Si saloons left. We look after a few – probably more than everyone else put together - but the number of 3.0 Si saloons still in circulation is tiny. In terms of ‘cars you’d own’, we may only just be talking double figures.

The first thing that strikes you today is the power. At 200bhp it was blisteringly quick for its day – remember the much-revered Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth, launched more than fifteen years later, boasted 220bhp and was considered pretty quick – and with road manners to match and comfort levels only found in the likes of Mercedes or Jaguar the Si could do the 0-60 sprint in just over 7.5 seconds. But neither Merc or Jag had that focus on the driver, or understood balance and ‘sheer driving pleasure’ in the way BMW did. Today, its pretty well universally accepted that BMW are the pioneers of driver focus, creating saloon cars that really are the ultimate driving machine, and it all began, in mainstream terms, with the E3 3.0Si. It is fair to say that the roots of the all-conquering M5 are firmly planted in this elegant, focussed saloon car.

This particular Polaris silver Si was found by Munich Legends for its current owner more than ten years ago. We loved the car then, and we love it now. Firstly, it’s a manual, so there are no 70’s auto-box woes, and it makes this Si a really rewarding driver’s car. Secondly, it’s not suffered the fate of so many 70’s cars – too little investment by owners who simply weren’t prepared to spend the money over the years on a car that didn’t promise the right returns. And unlike most BMWs from this era, there is a file full of fascinating paperwork and history, such as the original bill of sale, stacks of MOT certificates, invoices from each decade of the car’s life and all the original manuals and service books - even the plastic folder. We were impressed with the condition of the car ten years ago, and the current owner has maintained a disciplined and rigorous attitude towards the ongoing requirements of owning a 70’s classic, spending over £20,000 on fettling, treating, and a general programme of prevention/immediate cure for any issues during his tenure. The current condition, in our opinion, strikes the perfect balance between originality and practical ownership. A period radio/cassette is cleverly integrated with modern speakers, sounding warm and classy. The interior is comfy and in superb condition, but shows just the right amount of wear or fade to give the reassuring feel of a truly original, genuine car. There’s no need for a restoration here, but neither is the car so mint that it can’t be driven. In fact, after ten minutes behind the wheel, you start asking questions of yourself: I wonder if I could use this as a daily driver? Why aren’t classic car connoisseurs shouting about the 3.0Si? Why aren’t modern cars this rewarding to drive?

Of course this Si has had an up to date appraisal from our technical team, and it is spot on. The next lucky owner of this Munich Legends will have all the fun of owning a truly classic BMW without the worry, financial issues, or headaches so often associated with cars where the running costs and ongoing maintenance commitments outstrip values. In short, if you want a truly classic, impressive, driveable BMW that is sure to increase in value – a 3.0Si in short – then this will be the perfect car for you.

For more information or to book a visit, please contact our showroom team on 01825 740456
Price £26500 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make BMW
Model 3.0
  E3 3.0 Si
Year 1972
Mileage 77,000 miles
Country UK
Region Sussex
Telephone 01825 592922
Status Trade
E-mail
Date 13-Mar-2019
Ref C1089361
 

Similar Adverts
1972 BMW 3.0CS / E9 Coupe: Terrific 1 Owner Sunroof Coupe.

A very solid, 1 owner CS Coupe featuring older restoration of body, paint and engine rebuild still holding up very well. Electric Sunroof. Polar Silver with Blue Leather in very nice condition. Factory alloys with low mileage Michellin radials. This CS does not have the typical, rust ravaged body..a .....

  • £28775
  • 09-Feb-2019
  • USA
  • Trade
1972 BMW 3.0 CSL // UK RHD // NUT & BOLT RESTORATION IN PROGRESS

FOR SALE; UK RHD CSL // Nut and bolt restoration in progress // Choice of 5 CHASSIS; 2285 214 - Fjord Blue - COMPLETED AND SOLD. 2285 427 - Fjord Blue - COMPLETED AND SOLD. 2285 147 - Taiga Green - Disassembled ready for restoration 2285 038 - Polaris Silver - Disassembled ready for restoration 2285 .....

  • £199995
  • 11-Mar-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1973 (811) BMW E9 3.0 CSL

€ 249.900,= Specific: This BMW 3.0 CSL offered by Classic Park was produced on 06-11-1972 and extradited to the BMW dealer in Zurich-Dielsdorf in Switzerland 10-11-1972. The first owner received the car on 01-02-1973 (first registration). The car comes with a BMW certificate indicating that .....

  • £
  • 22-Feb-2019
  • Netherlands
  • Trade
1973 BME 3.0 CS Coupe Auto

BMW 3.0 CS coupe auto finished in solid black with new black leather with 68000 miles. spec includes electric factory sun roof, electric windows, alloys.power steering, full original tool kit. First class paintwork and body work free from rust. Very rare car in excellent condition.

  • £43995
  • 27-Feb-2019
  • Ireland
  • Trade
1973 E9 BMW 3.0 CSL UK RHD City Pack Car 1/500

These cars need little introduction. There were 500 "City Pack " cars imported to the UK in period with the added benefit of Power Steering.It is believed less than half that number remain in drivable condition.Hopefully this may change as values rise and the high restoration costs can be justified! The .....

  • £100000
  • 10-Mar-2019
  • Norfolk
  • Trade
1975 BMW 3.0 CS '75

VERY nice and original 1975 BMW 3.0CS. Good running/driving car. All original from the first owner. It has French registration and is therefore a European car. A perfect original interior. Nice original, good useable car. Can be driven anywhere. Chassis no.:4320390 Take a look at our website www.stolzeclassiccars.nl .....

  • £
  • 20-Jan-2019
  • Netherlands
  • Trade
1974 BMW E3 3.0 Si Estate (The last survivng one)

I first met the owner of this car in 1991 when my Father and I sold him a ‘one owner from new’ 3.0 Si in Fjord blue. He still owns that saloon today and it is regularly used for trips to Le Mans and Goodwood. It would appear that I rather underestimated just how much this chap loved E3s. His .....

  • £79995
  • 16-Feb-2019
  • Sussex
  • Trade
1976 BMW 3.0Si E3 RHD

A fantastic example of these rare and increasingly desirable classic BMWs. Restored to original specification. This car is an Australian import so has survived remarkably. This car was supplied new in December 1976 to a Mr. John Chapman in Australia. It has factory manual gears, air conditioning, .....

  • £27500
  • 01-Feb-2019
  • Suffolk
  • Trade
BMW Z4 3.0 si coupe se manual 2006

rare monaco blue metallic 3.0 manual coupe,with black oregon leather power memory seats,leather sports steering wheel,chrome line interior,alu finishers. auto aircon, cruise, on board computer,sport button. exterior mirror package,alarm,headlight wash, starts runs and drives very well, with prices .....

  • £7595
  • 19-Jan-2019
  • Norfolk
  • Trade
1972 BMW 3.0 CSI Sunroof Coupe

This 1972 BMW 3.0CSI Sunroof Coupe is available in a light blue metallic with a blue interior. It comes equipped with a manual transmission, power windows, power steering, dual head rests, solid wheels and includes the tool kit. It has lots of potential and has been with the same owner since 1994. An .....

  • £13228
  • 20-Feb-2019
  • USA
  • Trade