Films: This 1972 BMW 3.0 CS Coupe Is A Member Of The Family

This 1972 BMW 3.0 CS Coupe Is A Member Of The Family

Tom McComas Senior is a simple man with only a few indulgences: family, friends, and BMWs. Several months ago we profiled him and his son around a very special R60 motorcycle that has been passed down from when he bought it new to his son Tom Jr., Hollywood Stuntman, who rides it around the streets of Los Angeles to this day.

That BMW R60 would be the machine that would start a life long love affair with the marque, leading to an exceptional circumstance around his sons birth, and a CS available to buy in Joliet Illinois. “I ran into the dealership and said to the man, “Don’t sell that coupe! My wife is in labor and I’ll be back in the morning to buy it.” As he was running out the sympathetic manager of the dealership said to his salesman, “If you don’t sell it to that man, you’re fired.”

And so he did.

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JB21
JB21

Absolutely enjoyed the story. And a lovely car, too. It’s really pretty – pretty like pleasant and classy. Most cars today seem to have quite a bit of aggression in styling. I wonder why, it almost seems like a universal trend across many many objects.
P.S. I’m gonna be that guy and say this. It’s a coo-pay, not a coop. I know I know, but a coop is where you keep your chickens. There’s a movement to save 3-pedal manual, we need one for the proper pronunciation of the word Coupé.

Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

What is the background music to this film? I really like it.

Casual Observer
Casual Observer

Nice guy. Nice car. (Not sure about those front number plates though — each to their own I guess).

jack c
jack c

Yet another great story. But, your audio tech and editor hurt the product. You will have to pardon a former TV producer for the nit pick, but the interview audio (the anchor for the storyline) was lousy. Camera mic? And the problem was compounded with the music track – it walked all over the thin audio from the interview. A decent mix of the two channels could have saved it. Excellent photography and editorial content, however.

Vdb
Vdb

This is an icon car, drives very nice and looks super cool. I prefer the 3.0 CSI. because it has 200 hp. Thanks for the nice storry.

Nicolas Moss
Nicolas Moss

And not only does Tom seem like a really nice guy, he proves it by letting his dog ride in the back!

Douglas Anderson
Douglas Anderson

There is one here locally that I see occasionally. It is an automatic and that suits me just fine since I can no longer operate a ,annual safely all the time. I have spoken with the owner , it’s not for sale at this time, but I am nothing if not persistent 🙂

RF1022
RF1022

The 3.0CS was the first car I ever fell in love with. My dad had (and still does) one since the day I was born.

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Son of stig
Son of stig

now that was a wonderful video…nice job

P-Nut
P-Nut

Finally… A nice piece on the beloved coupe!

Bohemianracer
Bohemianracer

This gentleman is my kind of person. “Don’t buy it automatic, buy the manual transmission”.
Well done.

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

Beautiful story and a beautiful car!

Next time, show us is M6! 🙂

Steve Armstrong
Steve Armstrong

I am lucky to be an e9 owner and I nodded and smiled in agreement the entire film. You nailed the coupe experience. Well done!

Lyle Ramdhin

What an awesome car. Definitely the next i will buy. I totally agree that you have to drive a bmw coupe to understand the magic.

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