Highlighted Discovery on Bring a Trailer: 1974 BMW 3.0CSi Coupe

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BMW’s contemporary lineup may exude modernity, but the essence of elegance seems to have waned in Munich. It’s akin to witnessing a revered classical cellist transition into a Miami nightclub DJ.

However, let’s journey back to an era where BMW’s mastery was defined by the harmony of six cylinders and the tactile engagement of a manual gearbox.

Enter the breathtaking 1974 BMW 3.0CSi currently gracing the auction platform of Bring a Trailer, a division of Hearst Autos, much like Car and Driver. This exemplar of automotive artistry has undergone a meticulous restoration, leaving no bolt unturned.

Its elongated silhouette embodies perfection, while the spacious cabin offers visual delights both from within and without. From the captivating 14-inch multi-spoke wheels to the opulent wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel, every detail beckons appreciation.

The CSi designation, distinct from the eponymous TV detective series, denotes Coupe Sport injected with the technological marvel of fuel injection for its 3.0-liter inline-six engine. This Bosch D-Jetronic system bestows precise fuel metering, elevating output to a robust 200 horsepower.

Originally sold in Germany, this specimen is devoid of the cumbersome impact bumpers affixed to U.S. models. Its resplendent Golf Yellow exterior, a faithful respray, echoes the original delivery hue.

The master craftsmen at Oldenzaal Classics, renowned vintage BMW specialists based in the Netherlands, spearheaded the rejuvenation process. Every facet of this 3.0CSi was meticulously disassembled, with the unibody meticulously electroplated and refinished.

The venerable 3.0-liter inline-six engine and four-speed manual transmission underwent comprehensive overhauls, while the suspension received a thorough refurbishment. The inclusion of an official BMW Classics certificate attests to the restoration’s peerless quality.

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