There are few cars as iconic with as loyal of a following as the BMW E9.
Making its debut in 1968, the classic BMW made a name for itself on the touring car race track. It all started with a Karmann body fitted with a 2,788-cc inline-six but progressed in 1971, making the 3.0CS the most powerful E9 up to that point.
This 1974 BMW 3.0CS being offered on Bring a Trailer is a prime example of why the model is so loved. Powering the car is a M30 3.0-liter inline-six with dual carburetors that sent through an automatic transmission that it was equipped with off the assembly line. When new, the power rating is 170-horsepower. In March of 2021, service was performed to the ignition system, replacing the valve cover gasket, and changing the fluids.
It rolls on 14-inch alloy wheels with BMW center caps, and are wrapped in 205/70 Michelin XWX tires. There’s a matching spare wheel and tires mounted under the trunk panel. It gets braking power from disc brakes at all corners.
On the inside, you’ll find black vinyl upholstery and wood trim. It has bucket seats up front and adjustable headrests. A four-spoke steering wheel sits in front of a VDO instrumentation with a 240 Km/h speed and 6400 redline tach.