1973 3.0CS with M635 Engine

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1973 BMW 3.0CS: Stunningly beautiful BMW, one of 779 sold in 1973, Tiaga Green over black, purchased 3/2005 with 28,000 miles showing (reportedly 128,000), now shows about 37,000 miles, Car was thoroughly inspected after purchase and necessary repairs completed including tie rods, center link, rear calipers/pads, belts, carbs, exhaust system, Blaupunkt radio/subwoofer/speakers, ignition coil, AC 134 conversion, washer pump, Bilstein shocks and Borbet wheels. The original engine was replaced with rebuilt M635 engine with reported 20,000 miles on rebuild and five speed Getrag transmission at about 33,000 miles. Installation included speedometer drive, hydroboost system, hoses/belts, fan clutch, throttle cable, tank sender, shift bushings, radiator, fuel pump, oil cooler, washer pump, custom driveshaft and E28 exhaust system (downstream of headers), Subsequent repairs have included a blower motor, thermostat, passenger side mirror, DME chip, brake calipers/ discs/pads/hoses, master cylinder, fuel lines, trunk tool holder and recent battery. Runs very well with 100 more HP than original six cylinder. Interior in good original condition except for front seats. Needs complete exterior restoration (visible rust in rocker panels, front fenders, trunk surround, engine surround and miscellaneous locations. Shock towers, firewall and undercarraige look OK to me. Comprehensive maintenance records since 2005. According to Bring-A-Trailer, 3.0CSs with replacement larger engines sell for $75,000 to $150,000. (Of the 69 3.0CS cars sold on BAT over the last four years none had an M635 engine.) This is a one of a kind car and I have gotten more compliments on this car than any other I have owned. Asking $29.500. Car is now located in the NYC area. Contact me at waynetusa@aol.com
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teahead

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"Needs complete exterior restoration (visible rust in rocker panels, front fenders, trunk surround, engine surround and miscellaneous locations."

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Cool drivetrain tho.
 

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Perhaps I've underpriced it but it does need a significant cosmetic restoration. Drives great with the rebuilt M635 engine and no structural issues that I'm aware of.....
 

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I would think this is a "fair" price. Once a chassis restoration ensues, plus some interior work and all of the other items that will present - a buyer would easily spend $90k (or possibly much more). Nice drive train, and cool color.
 
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