This is an amazing color for a vintage BMW, and while I'm not much of a fan pin striping/racing stripes, I can forgive the use here. I would really like to have seen exactly what the entirety of the vehicle looks like.
Imagine for a minute that you have $15k budgeted for your next daily driver. You can pickup a new Nissan Versa, a three year old Honda Civic or a 10 year old BMW 3-series...but don't be an idiot. Buy this BMW 3.0CS instead.
The E9 3.0 CSL was a homologation special built for European Touring Car Championship eligibility. As opposed to other BMW designations, where "L" meant lang (long), the "L" in CSL meant leicht (light). See, size does matter. [via SaveTheEnzos]
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's an example of one of BMW's best-looking designs.
We saw a somewhat rough E9 BMW last fall, and now we're going to look at one that's a bit nicer. I've seen this '74 3.0 CS moving around under its own power pretty regularly, while the '73 3.0 CSi seems to be more a work in progress. The 2002s seem to get a lot more love than the big 6-cylinder cars of this era, but…
Since it's still BMW Week here at Jalopy HQ, I'm going to reach into my stockpile of Alameda car photos and grab something Bavarian for the occasion. The last Down On the Street BMW we saw was the '72 2002Tii of mid-August, so today we'll look at something from the same era. As is so often the case with German cars,…