Info on classic CSL

Info on classic CSL

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yourtheguy

Original Poster:

144 posts

104 months

Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Hi all don;t normally venture onto this forum but i'm looking at possibly buying a 70's 3.0 CSL.
i'm looking for a little guidance as what to look for in the area of origanality
Is there a list of chassis numbers, engine numbers and colour and trim options that ic an access to make sure i'm actually buying a genuine CSL.

Thanks Simon.

Bob Harper

16 posts

106 months

Thursday 17th May 2018
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From the BMWM Registry site:

"The original carbureted CSLs were based upon standard 3.0 CS production models and therefore have no unique model code or chassis sequence. Instead, their chassis numbers (VINs) fall within the normal 3.0 CS production sequence. However, all fuel-injected CSLs have a unique model code and chassis number sequence. Fuel-injected CSLs with the 3.0-liter motor have VINs that run from 2275001 through 2275429 (left-hand drive version) and 2285001 through 2285500 (right-hand drive version). The final 3.2-liter CSLs (commonly referred to as "Batmobiles") have VINs that run from 2275430 through 2275539 (first batch) and 4355001 through 4355057 (second batch)."

They're usually pretty good with this sort of info, but I can't vouch for its 100 per cent accuracy.

You could also get in touch with the E9 section of the BMW Car Club as I believe it has quite a database on these cars: e9register at bmwcarclubgb.co.uk

yourtheguy

Original Poster:

144 posts

104 months

Friday 18th May 2018
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Thanks for the reply Bob, i did have a look at the BMW club after posting this.
I haven't looked at the car as yet but i was hoping to be forearmed .
It's supposed to be a 1 owner from new and been stood for at least 20 years in a garage, so could be good or a total rust bucket.

Claret Badger

182 posts

127 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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I owned one for 12 years, selling it 2 years ago so feel free to pm me etc!

scrappydog

14 posts

209 months

Thursday 21st June 2018
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yourtheguy

Original Poster:

144 posts

104 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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Thanks for the help, but it turned out to be pie in the sky.
Usual cock and bull story.

neutral 3

4,844 posts

129 months

Monday 23rd September 2019
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We have one for sale.