M-Power Conversion: 1972 BMW CSL Lightweight

Interesting | May 2nd, 2011 by 5
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BMW fans and owners are known for their interesting and unique bimmer conversions, and this last one, makes no exception. Terry Sayther Automotive listed on …

BMW fans and owners are known for their interesting and unique bimmer conversions, and this last one, makes no exception. Terry Sayther Automotive listed on eBay a 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL in the stunning Golf Yellow paint.

This Lightweight version of the 3.0CS was built for homologation for racing in the German Touring Car Championship series and only about 170 of the early non-injected CSL’s were produced. Lighter weight was achieved through the use of thinner body panels, aluminum trunk lid, hood and doors, fiberglass rear bumper, deleted front bumper and plastic rear windows.

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Unique to the CSL are Scheel racing seats, no power steering, no AC or heater, no sound deadening, the infamous bat wing (currently not installed, but in storage), front air dam, chrome fender lip extensions, air guide above the rear window, black rubber air guides on the front fenders, hood pins, black headliner, and fixed rear windows.

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The car came to them with an incorrect engine, which was removed and replaced with a twin cam 4-valve Motorsport 3.5l S38 and close ratio 5 speed from a nEuro M635CSi. Radiator and other cooling system components are new. The car currently has large swaybars, Bilstein shocks/struts, Split Second MAF conversion, and Alpina staggered wheels (8×16″ & 7×16″) with new Sumitomo HTR series tires.

The current bid on eBay is around $35,000.

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