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1973 BMW (E9) 3.0 CSi

 

 

This 1973 BMW 3.0 CSi (E9) is a unique upgraded example of the iconic E9 shape, that still retains key original parts. Under the bonnet is a stroked 3.8-litre engine from an E34 5 Series, which sends power to the rear wheels. The transmission in this car is a five-speed manual gearbox. The odometer of this car currently displays 62,405km.

 

 

The BMW E9 is a range of sports coupes produced from 1968 until 1975. Production first started with the 2800CS, but later examples of the 3.0 CSi and 3.0 CSL are the most desirable. The latter was a homologation necessity in order for BMW to compete in European Touring Car racing. The 3.0 CSi is a legendary BMW in its own right and kickstarted BMW’s reputation as a world-class sports coupe manufacturer. Notably the CSi featured Bosch direct fuel injection and an increased power output over its predecessors. In current age the BMW E9 is held as one of the greatest BMW designs of all time, and remains an extremely polished driving experience if kept in good working order.

 

 

Painted in Silver Green metallic on the outside with chrome bumpers and black pinstriping, this E9’s colour combination is period perfect. The car is upholstered inside with black fabric and vinyl trim, while woodgrain trim inserts are found on the dash and doors. This car has seen significant upgrade over a standard 3.0 CSi and includes an M30 six-cylinder engine bored-out to 3.8L. It also has lowering springs, adjustable Koni shock absorbers, and a short-shift five-speed gearbox mated to a limited-slip diff. The car currently sits on a set of 16-inch Alpina-style wheels which are wrapped in Michelin tyres.

 

 

This car was built by Karmann in Germany as a right-hand drive car which was delivered new to the UK. It was imported to Australia early in the new millennium. It has seen significant, but tasteful, modification since new and now goes as good as it looks. It comes from a well-known BMW collection out of Melbourne that also houses E9 CSLs and an E9 race car – this E9 is said to out perform even the CSL road car. Its presentation has won multiple BMW club awards and has featured in Unique Cars magazine. Mechanically it runs well, with its 3.8-litre engine fed by three Weber carbs, a rebuilt radiator, rebuilt power steering, and overhauled brake system ensuring top performance. Much of this work was completed by E9 specialist Bill Rahner, while maintenance is handled by Southern BM.

 

 

The exterior condition of this E9 is remarkable, given it was resprayed. The paintwork shows in excellent order throughout, with only some very slight stone chip peppering marks to the bumpers and nose. The chromework and badging displays in excellent polished condition, and striping presents well. All four wheels show without kerb rash and the Michelin tyres retain a deep tread depth.

 

 

Inside the cabin this car displays in similarly clean condition. The car has been recarpeted and CSL Scheel seats are fitted (in great condition). The headlining, door cards, and woodgrain trim all appear in good order for a car of its age. Minimal wear and tear is seen around the cabin in general.

 

 

All accompanying service receipt documentation, an original handbook, the original 3.0-litre engine, literature, and a tool kit will be supplied.

 

 

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. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as written off or stolen.

 

 

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