For Sale: 1972 BMW 3 Series in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This 1972 BMW 3.0CS is quite a desirable classic. It's one of the most beloved BMW silhouettes and it's made before larger federal bumpers. And this example is a shining, loaded, and beautifully accurate example. So you're likely to win some awards, but since this is an amazing driver's machine, they may never get you off the road long enough to show it.

The E9 coupes are cherished classics because of how they established a new kind of luxury and performance coupe. It used less brightwork and finer details to really let a purist sheet metal be its calling card. The well-creased style creates the same confident and premium appearance as a tailored suit. These are a rarity to find, and one in this condition feels like an opportunity we don't ever see any more for under six figures. The Burgundy Red Metallic has a beautiful glow and only light signs of responsible enjoyment. And the body lines look terrific. That's why the waistline trim looks like an unbroken line as it runs all the way around the side and front of the car. Plus, this has beautiful details, like the Hofmeister Kink highlighted by the BMW badge. And the bright chrome bumpers hug the form nicely because this was made before federal laws altered the design. It's the kind of car that you'll enjoy driving, and at the same time, you'll likely kick two cars out of the garage just to give this one the space it deserves.

The tan leather interior has a clean and beautiful style that looks smart against the burgundy exterior. So it's the ideal way to showcase a car that wants to be vintage, premium, and inviting - all in the first glance. These were-range topping cars, and so you have premium features like power windows and a sunroof. And because this one is meant to be a classic you can enjoy driving in modern times, there are also well-placed upgrades like the AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth, and the air conditioning is running modern R134a refrigerant. And of course, this one earns its Ultimate Driving Machine motto from the way it engages the driver. The nicely sculpted bucket seats, wood-rimmed steering wheel, power steering, full gauges with large speedo/tach, and an ideally-placed stick shift make you want to hit the open road.

BMW's famous line of inline-six engines is the bedrock of their premium and sporting reputation, and this was the car that helped establish it all. The 3.0-liter unit has a new set of SU carbs, and the distributor, wires, belt, fan, and other fundamentals show signs of investment and maintenance. It's why this coupe drives as good as it looks. And the four-speed manual transmission puts the power firmly in your hands. Plus, the fully-independent suspension has been engineered to be one of the best of the era, and the grip is always in hand with the power steering and power four-wheel disc brake package.

The sale comes complete with maintenance records and the owner's manual. The BMW E9 was in production for seven years, but you don't see them too often. It's because they set the tone for the cars we know today. This coupe established the feeling that gives the modern 8-Series a tradition of power and presence. So you can either own the original or pay more for what's riding this 3.0's coattails. While that decision is not hard, you're not the only one wanting such a well-presented and fun driver's coupe. So hurry up before this one is gone. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 BMW 3 Series
  • Listing ID: CC-1639422
  • Price: $69,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1972
  • Make:BMW
  • Model:3 Series
  • Exterior Color:Burgundy Red Metallic
  • Interior Color:Saddle Leather
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:34659
  • Stock Number:3753-TPA
  • VIN:2240084
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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