Lot 86 (Chateau Impney, 7th December 2016)
Registration No: BVU250N
Chassis No: 2265754
PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle is Withdrawn from our 7th December 2016 auction.
- Very rare with RHD, it was last taxed in 1996 and believed to have been garaged stored since
- Verona red with a black cloth and vinyl interior, manual gearbox and a Webasto style sunroof
- "The subject of an insurance total loss payment" in 1994 and offered as a restoration project
The popular E9 Series coupe was built by Karmann for BMW between 1968 and 1975 in 2.5, 2.8, and 3.0 engine sizes. There was also a lightweight version known as the 3.0 CSL, but almost as rare are the right hand drive equipped fuel-injected 3.0 CSi's, such as this example. It is unknown how many of the earlier 3.0 CSi's like this one were built with right hand drive steering, but just 207 manual versions (and 215 automatic versions) were built of the later ones after 1973. Whatever the total production numbers are, they are incredibly rare and according to an email from the BMW Group Archive in Munich, this one was built on August 8th 1973 and was originally painted in Verona Red and delivered to the UK. This car also has the benefit of a Webasto style sunroof and Alpina style alloy wheels. According to the DVLA database, it was last taxed in 1996 and the vendor informs us that it has been garaged at a friend's house for at least the last thirteen of those twenty years of storage. "The subject of an insurance total loss payment" in February 1994 and now clearly in need of restoration, the vendor has not tried to start the engine while in their care and the car is apparently supplied with an old style V5 registration document (i.e. there is no V5C).