1968 BMW 2000 CS



This 1968 BMW 2000 CS is a UK-delivered example of an iconic BMW silhouette, which features a low mileage and vibrant colour scheme. Under the bonnet of this CS is a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre engine which sends 89kW to the rear wheels. This example runs its outputs through a four-speed manual transmission. It currently shows 87,971 miles on its odometer.



Coming into the 1960s BMW was in dire straits financially after enduring some shocking results through the decade prior. The “New Class” platform was designed to turn BMW’s tides and introduced a range of new body styles, engines, and styling attributes. Cars such as this 2000 CS were part of the new wave which eventually led on to the E9 3.0 coupe, a model now revered among enthusiasts. The 2000 CS was the sexy coupe offering alongside the practical sedan alternative and featured a large glasshouse and chrome detailing. The CS was the higher-specification variant out of the C/CS line-up, while both were designed by Wilhelm Hofmeister and built by coachbuilder Karmann. These 2000 CS models are considered to be on the up in terms of collectability and represent an affordable way to enter vintage BMW ownership.



Finished in bright red paintwork on the outside and upholstered with black vinyl seating, this 2000 CS turns heads. The exterior is hallmarked by chrome detailing while the interior features woodgrain trim inlays. There appears to be no aftermarket modifications made to its original specification and the seller notes it’s in good original condition. You can see four 14-inch chrome-capped wheels at each corner which are wrapped in Kumho tyres.



Built new in Osnabruck, Germany by Karmann, this 2000 CS was delivered new to the United Kingdom. It has spent most of its time in South Africa since, but was imported to Perth in 2019 to present as part of a private car collection. It now resides in Makulu Vehicle Storage. It has featured in Unique Cars magazine as part of a “BMW Coupe Evolution” story.



The exterior condition presents in very good order for a vehicle of its age, with no obvious paint imperfections or fading. The paintwork reflects light nicely and displays without major swirl marks. Small scratching are seen in some areas, while the paint is beginning to crack on the C-pillars. Subtle patina is identified on the badging and chromework which adds to this car’s vintage character. All four wheels appear without obvious damage or kerbing, and the Kumho tyres retain a deep level of tread.



Inside the cabin it’s obvious this car has been well preserved throughout its life. No marks, tears, or scratches are seen on the black vinyl upholstery. The woodgrain trim also presents in complete and cared-for condition. Carpets display without fraying or stains and there is no evidence of the headlining sagging. All gauges appear to function as intended.



Sale includes an extensive history file.



To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit.



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