Market Finds: This BMW E9 Will Make You Rethink Your Priorities

This BMW E9 Will Make You Rethink Your Priorities

By Petrolicious Productions
May 6, 2014

The car: 1972 BMW 3.0CSi

Price: $67,000 BIN

Location: Newport Beach, CA, USA

Original Ad: Click here

While the current 3-series can trace its lineage to the 2002, the current 6-series owes a debt to the 1968-75 E9 coupe. In top-of-the-line 3.0 CSi guise, produced from 1971-75, it came with a fuel-injected 200-horse straight-six and was succeeded by the “E24” 6-series.

This 1972 3.0 CSi is an original European-spec version that features the desirable combination of Inka Orange paint, four-speed manual transmission, sunroof, and air conditioning. Could it get any better than this? This Bimmer has received a near-concours, frame-on restoration by the previous owner. Current owner claims it is “fast, tight, and delightful to drive” with cold AC and electronics in perfect working order. This vehicle makes for a great grand tourer (although admittedly it looks almost too nice to drive), with BMW’s “legendary” handling that could help you forget about the Porsche that you so wanted. But at $67,000 Buy It Now, maybe you’d rather have the Porsche?

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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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10 years ago

‘[i]frame-on restoration[/i]’? Seriously? Any seller suggesting such needs to be kept well away from because they obviously know nothing about E9, and possibly not very much about cars in general. Neko.

10 years ago

Very nice car but is $67k really market value for these at the moment? Doesn’t hurt to ask, of course. I agree with the seller’s ad that these will only escalate in value, but I question the car’s history after seeing the gaps/mis-alignment of the hood and trunk fitment, especially after previous poster Chris’s comment regarding this car as a parts car before…makes one question the rest of the restoration, if any pieces are still missing, and why it was considered not worth restoring by it’s last owner only 4 years ago when they were still on the way up in value in the market. Looks great, but more questions by a more serious buyer would have to be answered regarding it’s history, including pictures of it’s restoration process (if possible) to get all the money. Good luck to seller and buyer. With 95 watchers and bidding already up to almost $43k, it looks like this might be going to a good home…if it meets reserve.

Chris Macha
Chris Macha
10 years ago

Four years ago this coupe was on eBay advertised as a parts car, what could go wrong? And it was Verona Red to boot.

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