1972 BMW 3.0CS Base 5 Speed Manual

Price: US $25,000.00 Item location: Carmichael, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 3-Series
  • Type: U/K
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 79,893
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 3.0L 2985CC 182Cu. In. l6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: U/K
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 BMW 3-Series

I am selling a 1972 BMW 3.0CS with approximately 80k miles on it. I purchased this car about 9 months ago with plans to repaint and re-upholsterit, but I have realized that I probably won't have time to do that in the near future. Before buying the car, I contacted BMW to learn about the car's history. According to the BMW archives, "The BMW 3.0 CS Automatic VIN2230105was manufactured on October 19th, 1971 and delivered on October 26th, 1971 to the BMW dealer Ungeheuer in Karlsruhe. The original colour was Polaris metallic, paint code 060." Please see details of the car below:
BODYThe Body is sold, with very little rust compared to most E9 cars. According the the inspection report, there are 2 areas with significant rust: there is a small sized hole (pictured) in the passenger side floor and there is rust in the driver side wheel well, behind the fuse box area. As you can see in the photos, the driver side floor pan, rockers, and rear quarters are solid. The shock towers also look good. The body has been repainted Fjord Blue, but it was originally Polaris (silver) metallic. The original silver paint is visible in some of the areas (particularly the hood) where the Fjord Blue paint is peeling.
INTERIORThe interior of the car is acceptable for a car that is driven on a regular basis. The seats have been re-upholstered in a synthetic material but have some small cracks. The dashboard and door panels also show cracks, but are also decent given the age of the car. the headliner is not sagging.As far as I can tell, the gauges are working properly. The windows were originally power, but they have been converted to manual since the power windows that originally came with this model were notoriously unreliable.
MECHANICALThe car starts right up, and runs and drives great. About 3 months ago I drove it 80 miles from San Francisco to Sacramento, CA. It recently had a new radiator installed and the tires were also recently replaced. It is running on Weber carbs, but the original Zenith carbs are in the trunk, and included in the auction. A few years ago, the car was converted to a 5-speed manual from an 80s-era 5-Series. The transmission swap cost about $5,000 and all receipts are included.
DOCUMENTATIONThe car comes with a binder with all service history dating back to 1982. It seems that the car has been in the San Francisco Bay Area since then. It has been serviced by some very reputable BMW facilities (Moran Motorsport in Berkeley CA, Bavarian Professionals in Berkeley CA, H&B BMW in Berkeley CA) and previous owners spent a substantial amount of money to keep it running well.