1973 BMW 3.0 CS 5 Speed

Auction sold at $85,000


Lot # 138
Seller: HNT Motors
Location: United States
VIN: 2250375
Miles: 123,000
Engine: 3.0L 6-Cylinder
Transmission: 5 speed
Private/Dealer: Dealer
Category: Classic Sports

The BMW 3.0 CS, or the E9 as they are known, were produced from 1968 to 1975 and were based on the based on the 2000 C/CS four-cylinder coupés.  They were then enlarged to fit the larger inline M30 six-cylinder engine. The beautiful E9 bodywork was built by Karmann and had a very successful racing career racing in the European Touring Car and Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft racing series.

This 1973 BMW 3.0 CS has been in Southern California its entire life, being orignally purchased at Zipper BMW in Beverly Hills. Finished in Polaris Silver over a navy blue leather interior and was optioned with a factory sunroof and air conditioning. The car has its numbers-matching 3.0-liter M30 inline-six and a Getrag 265 5-speed manual gearbox was added along with a upgraded AC compressor and 38mm EMPI carburetors. The car had a complete windows out repaint in the mid 1990’s which still looks amazing. At that time the Getrag transmission swap was done.  The interior is mostly original although the front seats have been recovered, the dashboard refurbished and new walnut wood trim installed.  There is a aftermarket Alpine bluetooth enabled radio which was also installed.

In June 2019, the car earned 1st place in its class at the Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance. This E9 is now offered with lots of paperwork including the factory manuals, service records back to the 1970s, and a clean California title.

These cars are hot right now and recent sales keeping pushing the envelope of pricing.  Don’t miss out on this beautiful car.

Auction Result

High Bid $85,000 By KFC13776
Auction Ended Apr. 05 at 2:22 pm U.S. Pacific.
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Highest bidder was: 5speed930

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
5speed930 March 11, 2021 11:38 AM $76,500
BMWFan March 11, 2021 9:37 AM $75,000
5speed930 March 9, 2021 11:36 AM $72,000
BMWFan March 9, 2021 11:23 AM $67,500
Zman March 4, 2021 9:00 AM $60,000
BMWFan March 2, 2021 1:32 PM $50,000
Auction started April 1, 2021 10:57 AM
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Auction purchased by KFC1377 at USD $85,000


Went beyond my buying power. Great looking 3.0 and best wishes to the next owner.


I have always wanted a nice high level driver. Let’s see how this proceeds.

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$76,500 bid placed by 5speed930

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$75,000 bid placed by BMWFan

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$72,000 bid placed by 5speed930

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$67,500 bid placed by BMWFan


Love the look but needs different wheels. Glwta


Missed out on the 240Z so will try and get this one.

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$60,000 bid placed by Zman


Someone needs to buy this, put on some cool Alpina’s and have fun with it. Great looking car.


I said it one and I will say it again, this is one of the most beautiful BMW’s ever built. Not a buyer but man I love this car.

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$50,000 bid placed by BMWFan


Can’t believe that this is still available. It is truly one of the most timeless designs BMW has ever made. Wish I could be a buyer for it today but……….Step up folks these will continue to go up in value and this is a great example. I would change out the wheels IMO.


Wish I could buy this one too. What a beautiful car and best of luck in the auction.


Seems like the Seller has come down on the potential BIN, still looking.


One of my all time favorite cars. The most sexy lines other than a GW or XK..glwta


Not a buyer for this but what a beautiful example.


Love this car and still trying to justify. I inspected it a few weeks back and looks right in all critical areas. I would change the wheels to Alpinas and call it a day.


I just love this car and hopefully this time around I will get it!!!!


Someone is going to get a great car. Wish I could join in the fun………….


Did not get the M1 so I might be bidding on this one. These have the most beautiful lines.


Can’t resist this one. What an amazing looking car!!!!!


In my experience it does not hurt the value and some times adds value if it makes it better. In this case the 5 speed manual might be the example of adding value. Much better driving experience than the auto.


One of the most beautiful coupes ever made.


Wow, amazing looking car. Does it hurt the value by the tranny change?


Beautiful car. I have always loved the lines, especially the rear window curves.