1968 BMW 2000 CSA (E9)

Lot: 544

Sold for (£): 14,430
Offered for sale is a 2.0L 1968 BMW 2000 CSA (E9) automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 133 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A rare, right-hand drive, 2000CSA pillarless Coupe, beautifully restored...

 

  • An original, UK-right-hand drive car, fresh from a documented £15,000 restoration
  • Just three previous owners from new. Dry stored for 15 years by the second owner
  • The work was carefully carried out in 2018/2019 by Classic Legends Automotive in Rushton
  • Retains its original 1991cc 4-cylinder M10 engine and gearbox with matching numbers
  • The engine has been stripped, re-machined and converted to run on unleaded fuel 
  • Superbly finished in sparkling Electric Blue. Lovely interior fastidiously restored
  • 93,000 original miles. MOT until July issued with no advisories                                                                                                                                                                                       

Lot Details

Registration: NRU 792G RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1968 Engine size: 2.0L
Make: BMW Odometer reading (miles): 93000
Model: 2000 CSA (E9) MOT expiry: 2020-07-21
Warranted: No Chassis number: 1002653

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 133 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

This glorious pillarless coupé is finished in the classic BMW colour of Blue. The meticulous restoration of this rare RHD example was carried in 2018-2019. The body was completely stripped and re-metalled where necessary. Then, with all glass out and components removed, it was fully repainted to the very high standard in which it remains today. The coachwork retains a superb finish throughout, free from any unsightly blemishes or corrosion; the trim is in fine order too and is largely original. The bumpers present with an excellent mirror shine having been renewed during restoration. Photographs taken during the restoration process are present in the history file.

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

The cabin space is positively charming. The finish is to a really high standard even on very close inspection, having also been subject to a full refresh. The interior was refreshed using keeping it original, including a new headlining. The dash was dismantled and even the wooden fascia was stripped and re-varnished. The carpets are new, and the boot area also remains particularly clean and tidy with a new carpet.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

The 1991cc 4-cylinder M10 sports twin Solex down-draught carburettors and produces 120hp. During restoration the engine was stripped, re-machined and converted to run on unleaded fuel. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via an automatic gearbox, which was also taken apart and given all new seals.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

The 1991cc 4-cylinder M10 sports twin Solex down-draught carburettors and produces 120hp. During restoration the engine was stripped, re-machined and converted to run on unleaded fuel. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via an automatic gearbox, which was also taken apart and given all new seals.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

The 14-inch wheels remain in very good order, correctly finished with smart polished embellishers and the original BMW hubcaps. The wheels are shod in a matching set of Continental tyres although the spare. The front and rear brakes have been rebuilt.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

All working

Vehicle History

Remarks

This 1968 2000CS has seen just three previous owners from new. The second owner had the car for 15 years in a barn and the previous owner had the car for 7 years unrestored. The previous keeper, an avid collector and restorer of historic BMWs, carried out the restorative work with numerous photographs detailing the process. The car starts and drives and does not skip a beat. The are has 93000 original miles on the clock.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history