Yes, I was also thinking that folks with the money in pocket to buy this car might not be the same enthusiasts who prefer manual cars. Maybe we are under valuing the "autotragics".
You can get a really nice, more collectible, Porsche 911 for that coin.
Trying to wrap my head around this 'more collectible' claim.
The production totals for 911s vs. e9s does not seem to correlate to 911s being more collectible..... While Porsche was busy making 12-15,000 911s a year from 1969-79, BMW's high-water e9 production was 6,777 in 1972 - with a total of 30,550 coupes in total made over the model's run.
This particular car, a '74 3.0csa is 1 of ONLY 355 made.
We've been scratching our heads for decades wondering when our beloved coupes would get their fair shake. Now the time has arrived for E9s to shine, and our fellow owners are bashing cars and humiliating sellers.
These vehicles are rarified air and those lucky enough to own one are lucky. Let’s not lower the standing of the enthusiasts for these beautiful cars with petty quips and pointless comments. Groups like this should embrace being charged with the stewardship of these classics.
The E9, and the CS in particular is the iconic BMW, they are listed in the 10 most beautiful cars of all time and really anyone should be proud to own such an icon of car design. Even with also being a Porsche guy myself, I have to say that the 3.0CS is a far less common and therefore more striking vehicle.
What team are you on?
Agreed, at the end of the day I think all of us just have a deep appreciation for these cars and hopefully in most cases the good fortune of owning one. Personally I feel so lucky whenever I walk into my garage and see her sitting there and think YES!
That’s the one common denominator I’ve found with every coupe owner I’ve met, first and foremost they just LOVE their cars. Making money was never the motivation. Most of us bought knowing we’d probably loose and in the best case break even but it didn’t matter, it was about the car, the epic styling the enjoyment of driving and for some maybe the possibility that one day you might have the resources to make her great again.
While we’re all probably a little envious when a great example comes along and we can’t just plop down the cash and own it, I think it’s great to see the really good ones go for big money, that should be celebrated.
face it, the list of people ready to part with 100 large +/- 25k for a coupe is a small group. last year at Amelia, there were many beautiful 356 / 911 that did not sell (meet reserve) at auction. its a bit different paying 125k / 250k for a great CSL / Bat CSL, as there is always a market for that.The list of unsold cars keeps growing. If the seller is desperate to sell he will slash that asking price.