BMW 3.0 CSI 1975
BMW 3.0 CSI 1975
Powered by a fuel-injected 3.0-litre straight-six engine producing 200 PS
Finished in Polaris Silver, with the cabin trimmed in Marineblau
Equipped with the highly desirable five-speed manual transmission
Designated “E9” by BMW, the replacement for the 2000 CS arrived in 1968. Aptly badged the 2800 CS, it featured a lengthened chassis and wheelbase to accommodate a new 160-horsepower 2.8-litre straight-six engine.
By 1971, further developments had been made, and the 3.0 CS and 3.0 CSi were launched. The former produced 180 PS, while the fuel-injected latter was rated at an impressive 200 PS. Either variant could be specified with a three-speed automatic gearbox or, the collectors’ favourite, a four-speed manual.
This 3.0 CSi left the factory on 2 December 1975 one of last 55 E9 produced, finished in Polaris Silver over a Marinebla interior, and was fitted with the five-speed manual gearbox. It was delivered new on 11 December via BMW AT, where it remained until 2022, it recorded about four owners, the last one kept it since 1984 and in 2015 it had undertaken the restoration without ever completing it.The car in question underwent a complete water sandblasting and integral sheet metal, replacing many parts (weak point of the preserved E9s) and was repainted in its first original colour Polaris Silver 060 . All the steel parts have been polished while the iron parts have been re-chromed, the interior its original interior has been preserved in almost excellent condition, with the typical specifications of end-of-series models, all the wooden parts have been restored, as well as its completely overhauled electrical system. All the mechanical part has been overhauled like new to ensure perfect efficiency. Second only to the celebrated 3.0 CSL in terms of power and exclusivity, the 3.0 CSi is one of the most collectible variants of E9. This example, with its attractive colour scheme and manual gearbox, is doubly desirable.
Like all our cars, the entire restoration process is documented by an invoice and a photographic book that documents all the processing steps. The car will be completed by winter 2023.