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1972 BMW 3.0 CSi restored

The Bavarian automaker has announced that its BMW Classic Center has completed the first full restoration which has been a 1972 BMW 3.0 CSi.

Restoring the 1972 BMW 3.0 CSi required months of work and after most of the car was recreated in a close to perfect state, it was given back to its owner who also wanted the 4-speed manual gearbox to be converted into an automatic.

Besides damage restoration and electrical repair the 1972 BMW 3.0 CSi has also received a complete interior reconstruction, and on July 7 the car was given back to its owner at BMW Welt.

Pricing for the 1972 BMW 3.0 CSi restoration was not disclosed.

BMW press release :

Munich. Wednesday, 7 July 2010 was a red-letterday. The 1972 BMW 3.0 CSi which had been completely restored by theBMW Classic Center’s new Customer Workshop was handed back toits owner at BMW Welt. There was twofold cause for celebration: theBMW Classic Center was pleased at having successfully completed itsfirst full restoration since the opening of the BMW Classic CustomerWorkshop, while BMW Welt marked the first occasion on which aclassic BMW – rather than a brand-new car – wasdelivered to a customer. “The successful restoration of theBMW 3.0 CSi shows that we are on the right track and that, togetherwith our partners within the BMW Group network of facilities, we arecapable of restoring

vehicles to the highest quality standards andto individual customer specifications,” said Ralf Vierlein,Head of Sales and Aftersales at BMW Group Classic.

In this case, the customer wanted his BMW 3.0 CSi of 1972transformed into a perfect state. He also asked for its four-speedmanual gearbox to be converted into an automatic, something that hadpreviously been done only with two prototypes of the BMW 3.0 CSi.Based on close collaboration with the BMW Group Archive, whichprovided the relevant documentation, the “largeCoupé” underwent an authentic conversion process. Itwas fitted with an automatic transmission from a BMW 2.8 CS. Therefit and complete overhaul of the vehicle required months ofresearch and countless hours of manual labour. The experts at theBMW Classic Center not only had to repair substantial bodyworkdamage, but also iron out technical and electronic defects as wellas thoroughly overhaul the interior fittings. The vehicle is now inA1 condition. 

BMW Classic Customer Workshop: one-stop shop for all services

BMW Classic’s Customer Workshop is a response to the growingdesire among numerous BMW enthusiasts to own an authentic vehiclethat is as true as possible to its original state and in the bestpossible condition. “This workshop is a key element in therealignment of BMW Classic and our orientation towards customers inthe classic vehicle market,” says Karl Baumer, Director of BMWGroup Classic.

In parallel with this, the supply and remanufacturing of componentsis being further expanded. Other areas have also been added, such asthe purchase and sale of vehicles, authentication certificates,advice to buyers, and a worldwide collection and delivery service.The principal advantage of the BMW Classic Center is that it offersall its services under one roof. “We have the theoreticalknowledge of the vehicles, the technical expertise, Original BMWParts, and the requisite infrastructure to systematically link itall up,” adds Ralf Vierlein.

In future, too, vehicles that have been fully restored by the BMWClassic Center can be handed over to their owners amid the unmatchedambience of BMW Welt. A “delivery” of this kind is notjust a unique experience for the owner, but a particularly strikingexample of the successful symbiosis of past and present within theBMW Group.

Further information on the Classic Center is available at www.bmw-classic.com

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