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Old 03-04-2007, 08:06 PM
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1972 3.0cs

Just picked this beauty up this weekend.

This was from the ad in the Fresno Craig's List:


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It's my BMW sickness... it's kicking in.

My 02's still in the shop. Electrical gremlins suck.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:10 PM
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Nice, Looks close to stock. Is the tailpipe non-stock? And do you have the black inserts under the side grilles? That's the hardest part. The colour is original. When I bought my 3.0CS in 1972 my Dad had a 1969 2800 CS in that colour.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:17 PM
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I'll aways refer to that car as the Batmobile. Alpina had the neatest version.

Good find!

Have you done any research on maintenance for it? Id be interested to know where you get your parts. Do you DIY at all?
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:39 AM
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Mmmmmmm....I like! My father had a 1970 3.0CS that looked just like that. Same color, I think. Maybe it was a '72?

Nice car anyway! Good investment!
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:07 PM
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Mmmmmmm....I like! My father had a 1970 3.0CS that looked just like that. Same color, I think. Maybe it was a '72?

Nice car anyway! Good investment!
It was a '72 since that was the first year for the 3.0 CS. The easiest way to tell the difference between a 2800 CS and the 3.0 CS other than the badge is the rear disc brakes on the 3.0 CS.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:24 PM
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Well...since I never saw it (I was born in '83), I have no idea which. I think it was a 3.0, I have a really old pic somewhere...I'll try to find it.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:13 PM
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Vroomer,
I had a feeling you were the one that Gordon was describing over on the E9 board (he said his friend already had a 2002 and Z). I'm so jealous, I've been looking for a while, too. The Z4 coupe needs a garagemate. Anyway, congrats, she looks great!

and Dorkerbiter1, these cars really aren't a very good investment, since most people end up spending more money on them than they are worth. Obviously, "worth" is relative. But I've known people to spend into the upper five-figures to restore an E9 that on the open market would probably only get half of their "investment" back. No, the value is generally not monetary.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:09 PM
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Vroomer,
I had a feeling you were the one that Gordon was describing over on the E9 board (he said his friend already had a 2002 and Z). I'm so jealous, I've been looking for a while, too. The Z4 coupe needs a garagemate. Anyway, congrats, she looks great!

and Dorkerbiter1, these cars really aren't a very good investment, since most people end up spending more money on them than they are worth. Obviously, "worth" is relative. But I've known people to spend into the upper five-figures to restore an E9 that on the open market would probably only get half of their "investment" back. No, the value is generally not monetary.
I see. I guess they are for the "right" person then, huh? It still is a nice car for being 35 years old!
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:27 PM
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Too bad they still haven't approved my e9Coupe.com registration. Whatever.

New shocks on the way as I type this.
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:58 AM
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Vroomer, I might be wrong about this, but I don't think there is any approval for the E9 site registration. I just jumped over there and checked the member list and you're there. you may have been waiting for an email that was never coming?

Dorkerbiter1, not sure what you're trying to say with "right". There are lots of good deals to be had out there, just look what started this thread. And, only a few people aim for non-driver status for their restorations. My point is, if you're looking for an automotive investment, this ain't it. "Value" is in the eye of the beholder; real value is eye of the buyer. BTW, if I'm remembering correctly, I think keith Martin rated the investment potential of the cs/csi/csl in the B-/C+ range a few years back.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:19 PM
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Vroomer, I might be wrong about this, but I don't think there is any approval for the E9 site registration. I just jumped over there and checked the member list and you're there. you may have been waiting for an email that was never coming?
It won't let me log in and post. I type my info in, click log in, white screen... I press F5 to refresh.. nothing.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:18 AM
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Sorry Vroomer, my bad I just checked my old messages and there is an automated email from the E9 site for activation. here's the reply address
webmaster@e9coupe.com
Good luck.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:08 PM
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Beautiful. I hope to have an e9 one day. Provided they haven't all rusted away.
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:00 PM
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pictures from a St. Patrick's Day Vintage Car Rally in Dublin California...BMW's, Alfas, Lancia, Porsche 914's etc.








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Old 04-09-2007, 08:27 AM
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Vroomer,
I just made a deal on a 1972 csi, presently silver (polaris?), but will be doing some restoration and may change color. what is the color of your cs? It looks great. Appears to be fjord?
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Just picked this beauty up this weekend.

This was from the ad in the Fresno Craig's List:


With my Z:






It's my BMW sickness... it's kicking in.

My 02's still in the shop. Electrical gremlins suck.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:34 PM
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Vroomer,
I just made a deal on a 1972 csi, presently silver (polaris?), but will be doing some restoration and may change color. what is the color of your cs? It looks great. Appears to be fjord?
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Psych,

Yes, Fjord blue. She's been repainted since 1972, that's for sure. If you're going to change the color, what are you thinking about? Private Message me and we can discuss cool coupe colors.

Oh, and post pics!!!!
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:13 PM
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:38 PM
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wow!

Vroomer,
It really does jump out. I rather like it. What do you think of black. I would like something that is going to have a presence.
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E9 3.0 Csi

any ideas how to rectify missing. mine is an injected version, got a new distributor, plugs. still on slightest dampness it misses one sometimes two cylinders. havent changed cables yet but WD-40 has always helped out, till today - still running on 5. any general advice welcome.
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:59 AM
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any ideas how to rectify missing. mine is an injected version, got a new distributor, plugs. still on slightest dampness it misses one sometimes two cylinders. havent changed cables yet but WD-40 has always helped out, till today - still running on 5. any general advice welcome.


Try this group if you haven't already:

http://www.e9coupe.com/
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:08 PM
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any ideas how to rectify missing. mine is an injected version, got a new distributor, plugs. still on slightest dampness it misses one sometimes two cylinders. havent changed cables yet but WD-40 has always helped out, till today - still running on 5. any general advice welcome.
Don't drive her until she's on all 6.

Check the plugs and the cables.

Check the website in the post above.
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