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Old 06-26-2011, 03:50 PM
rcuttler rcuttler is offline
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Looking for info on 74 3.0 CS

I'm looking at possibly buying a '74 3.0 CS with 119,000 miles on it. Standard shift, A\C looks in good condition in and out. Never owned a BMW before, much less a vintage one. Is there anything special I should be looking at with this car? Any problem areas? If I don't get this one I will probably look for another in the early 70's. Appreciate any info on these cars. Thanks in advance,

BOB
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:23 AM
chicagorick chicagorick is offline
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Mein Auto: 72 bmw 3.0cs
You have found a rare and beautiful machine. These cars are fun to drive but costly to maintain. Keep an eye out for catastrophic rust at the tops of all 4 shock towers. You will need to get under the car and have a very close look. the floorboards were also built with no escape for moisture and are trouble areas - but fixable.

Good luck with your e9 and feel free to msg me if you need part resource advice.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:02 AM
kwyjibo kwyjibo is offline
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Hopefully you already found the e9coupe.com site

try this page for info on rust
http://www.e9coupe.com/buyers_guide/index.htm
use the forum there for all your coupe questions - this is the main site for coupes (at least in the us)
good luck
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:22 PM
rcuttler rcuttler is offline
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Thanks guys for the replies. Bottom line though is I'm passing on the car because I have no
faith in the seller, a vintage car dealer. Among other things he told me the A\C worked, but
probably needed a charge. To me that means it doesn't work. The radio and a couple of
other things had similar descriptions. Overall condition was "top condition, but you know, it
is a forty year old car." Considering the car is located 3,000 miles from me, I passed. Then
the salesman calls me yesterday and actually tells me he spent $500 to get the A\C working.
That probably would have cost me $1,000. That was the A\C he originally told me *was*
working. Maybe I'll buy a Honda. : )

Bob
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