1974 BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile”
CSL: Coupé, Sporty and Light. Three adjectives that represent the main features of the car. The extremely rare 3.0 CSL got the legendary nickname “Batmobile” from the numerous wings and spoilers on the car designed to improve the aerodynamic flows. The light weight was the result of the requirements for racing, where weight plays a crucial role in ensuring successful results. To achieve high performance, however, the production costs were quite high and the automaker had to forego trims and comfort. At the time, the production of road-legal cars was very limited, and in fact BMW stopped producing the 3.0 CSL after reaching just 167 units. In 1973 racing driver Toine Hezemans, at the wheel of a BMW 3.0 CSL, won the European Touring Car Championship. The 3.0 CSL also triumphed in further European Touring Car Championships (from 1975 to 1979) and thus took its place in the pantheon of racing cars that made history. The featured BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” is an object of particularly high value. You will find it in its original condition and accompanied by a letter authenticated by BMW Italia S.p.A.. The car was imported to Italy over twenty years ago, becoming part of an important Italian collection, a specimen that was never used for racing and has very low mileage.
The car is totally original, with the correct engine that is not the first engine the car came with: it has been changed and repunched with the original engine number.