1. The forum will be going through some upgrades in the next week or so and may be down from time to time. We suggest you make arrangements for professional help to get through these trying times. - Evil forum Admins
    Dismiss Notice

Chamonix CSL

Discussion in 'E9 Photos' started by vince, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. vince

    vince Active Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    218
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    West Linn, Oregon
    I've recently bought some very cool mid sixties slot car stuff from a guy who lives very close to me. He's recently retired from restoring mainly English cars and has a very impressive collection of cars including a drop dead gorgeous DB3. I've been to his workshop twice and I really could spend days in there looking at all of his amazing cars, models, artwork, etc... What's crazy is that I lived less than a half a mile from him for 11 years and we've never crossed paths before.

    Anyway, he used to own this CSL back in the day. He sold it a few years ago to someone from the Portland area. I've never seen the car before, maybe one of our members now owns it.

    Before anyone asks, he didn't remember the vin.:) IMG_1871.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2019
  2. Keshav

    Keshav Well-Known Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    1,342
    Likes Received:
    737
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Weiterstadt, Germany
    Being that it’s a RHD Csl and there can’t be many of those in the US, might be easier to locate.
     
    sandhu likes this.
  3. Wes

    Wes Active Member Site Donor $

    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    202
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Tasmania, Australia
    If he can remember the number plate you might then be able to do a VIN search.
    Given it's a RHD, assuming City Pack they only made 500.
    Anybody know how many in this colour?
     
  4. daddywad

    daddywad Active Member

    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    68
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Heathrow, UK
    Pictures of the car in 1983 I think, one at Longleat and 2 at Silverstone. Reg No; YVW 101L 1CECCD32-F88A-4872-AB84-333AD79FF6ED.png 306637D2-9E17-4C1D-940C-5DEFC1BFB825.png F4E3B35A-4748-443C-BE99-598C0382AC64.png
     
  5. vince

    vince Active Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    218
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    West Linn, Oregon
    Wow! Nice detective work. That has to be the car, different mirrors and added rear side marker lights are the only changes I see. I think he said he imported a bunch of cars from the UK during the seventies and eighties so it make sense.
     
  6. daddywad

    daddywad Active Member

    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    68
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Heathrow, UK
    found this in May 1985s CSL NEWS, part of the UK BMW car club

    upload_2019-1-3_20-46-56.png
     
    sandhu and Keshav like this.
  7. Yannick

    Yannick Active Member

    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    28
    2285 064

    -Yannick
     
    sandhu, Markos and vince like this.
  8. daddywad

    daddywad Active Member

    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    68
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Heathrow, UK
    And this in July 1983's

    upload_2019-1-3_20-57-34.png
     
  9. Yannick

    Yannick Active Member

    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    28
    The Bat in the background : 2275 457
     
    Bmachine, sandhu, vince and 1 other person like this.
  10. Markos

    Markos Parts Mule Staff Member Site Donor $$

    View My Showcase
    Messages:
    8,167
    Likes Received:
    2,176
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    sandhu likes this.
  11. daddywad

    daddywad Active Member

    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    68
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Heathrow, UK
    Yannick, yes the Bat is Brian Bradleys
     
    sandhu likes this.
  12. BMW Pete

    BMW Pete Active Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Seattle WA
    It must have been a very long time ago when this person owned it, I would guess at least 25 years ago. I purchased in about 20010/2011 from Lothar Schuttler in Maryland (some will know him and his great collection) and he owned it for a good while. It was a place holder for me until I found a better RHD CSL, which I did a little while ago, a nice Taiga green.

    Last year although it wasn't for sale, I had a dealer in the UK drive me nuts to sell him a car, although my plan with this was to put it in auction, I even spoke to Goodings about it and said I would be selling it when the Taiga car was ready - the UK dealer persuaded me to part with it early and it has now travelled back to its original home.
     
    vince and Markos like this.
  13. rsporsche

    rsporsche Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

    Messages:
    7,352
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Lothar has some beautiful cars - a gorgeous polaris 3.0cs, the black 328 is incredible. these are just the ones that i have had the privilege of seeing. last time i saw him was at amelia with his 328 on display
     
    BMW Pete likes this.
  14. BMW Pete

    BMW Pete Active Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Seattle WA
    When I was driving the car with a few of the local guys on this forum and we stopped in Coupeville - yes there is a town in Washington named Coupeville :)

    The sticker is from when Lothar owned it


    0BD22D68-DC8D-46BE-8ABE-8CC396D67591.jpeg
     
    JDH, Dan Mooney, vince and 2 others like this.
  15. BMW Pete

    BMW Pete Active Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Seattle WA
    Agreed Scott, his cars are gorgeous, thats why I was happy to purchase from him.
     
  16. rsporsche

    rsporsche Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

    Messages:
    7,352
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    he is also a really good person. i asked him if he would consider selling his polaris, but unfortunately the answer was no.
     
    BMW Pete likes this.
  17. vince

    vince Active Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    218
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    West Linn, Oregon
    Thanks for all of info guys! I'll share this with him the next time I see him and get a better time line of when he owned it.

    Here's a video of his DB3 Prototype that he recently sold after owning it for years...

     
    BMW Pete likes this.
  18. Yannick

    Yannick Active Member

    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    28
    You're right... which is 2275 538 ( my mistake ) and not 2275 457 ( last one being the ex Tim Hignet's Bat with
    WGO 375 R plates ) :)
     
    sandhu likes this.
  19. BMW Pete

    BMW Pete Active Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Seattle WA
    A few more pieces of its history Vince.

    I loved the original service book with stamps, so rare over here, but expected back home, also the recorded mileage records, just nice pieces of history on a car . Also the cancelled old green log book, shows first owner as dealership and then in 1975 sold to a private individual Brian David.

    Its at Plymouth docks in picture below in 1979, so maybe thats when it left the UK.



    image004.jpg IMG_6964.jpeg IMG_6961.jpeg
     
    Bmachine, sandhu, Stan and 3 others like this.
  20. vince

    vince Active Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    218
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    West Linn, Oregon
    It's very cool to see all of that documentation! Thanks Peter!!
     
    BMW Pete, Dan Mooney and Yannick like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice