Engine Size
3.0L 6-cylinder
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Style

1974 BMW 3.0CS

• VIN 4335448
• One of 438 Automatic transmission produced for the USA in 1974

1974 was the final year of the BMW 3.0CS for North American production. This is a California blue plate car and is finished in its original color combination of Polaris Silver Metallic over a Navy Blue leather upholstery. Optional equipment listed on the window sticker includes Metallic Paint, Navy Blue Upholstery, Front Electric Windows, Lower Reclining Seats, Air-Conditioning, California Emission Control, Electric Outside Driver Mirror.

Serial # 4335448 was imported via the Port of San Francisco and delivered at Allison Bavarian Motors in Sunnyvale, California for a total price (after dealer installed options) of $16,337.50. The vehicle remained in California where it was driven and maintained by the original owner until 2019. In 2019 it was briefly owned by a broker in San Diego (The Motorcar Company) who was believed to have bought the BMW from the original owner's estate. The current owner purchased the BMW from the broker in January of 2020 as the second owner with 59,103 original miles. Most recently, the current owner commissioned Reitmeir's Werkstatt Inc. in Los Altos, California to perform the following: complete underbody steam clean, replace tie rod assembly, install center link and cotter pin (OEM parts), front shock replacement with Bilstein's, adjust electric window switches, upgrade all brake hoses to stainless steel braided, flush brake fluid, installed four Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires and alignment, installed new headlight bulbs, replace cylinder head gasket, install new valve cover gasket, install new intake, install new exhaust manifold gaskets, replace engine oil and filter, replace spark plugs, replace spark plug wires, adjust timing, and adjust carburetors. A total of $10,100 was spent.

The silver metallic paintwork contrasts beautifully against polished aluminum trim, and the brightwork is in pristine condition with fresh rubber. The Navy-Blue upholstery is in original condition including the seats, door panels, carpets, dashboard, and wood trim. Equipped with a Nardi wooden steering wheel, power windows, factory air conditioning, and a Becker Blue Dot AM/FM radio. 17” Light Alloy BBS wheels are fitted to Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder (type M30) has recently been serviced and runs phenomenally, paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel disc brake system. Complete with tool kit, jack, spare tire, original window sticker, and service records. An excellent opportunity to acquire a truly original survivor that is being offered with recent service and excellent documentation.

• Euro-spec bumpers and removal of the protruding NA 5-mile bumpers - $5,800
• Nardi Euro-spec wood steering wheel - $650
• Original Becker radio rebuilt out of Germany - $500
• Original bumpers and steering wheel are also included in the sale

The E9 is seen as "the coupe" and the breakthrough of BMW post-war into the European Touring Car Championship winning the championship every year from 1975 to 1979. The lead designer was Hofmeister from the now-famous “Hofmeister kink", still on every BMW and the Bodywork was done by Karmann. This is one of the larger engine (Big Six M30) motors produced after 1971 with a 2,986 cc displacement, a 9.0:1 compression, and the dual carb set up producing 180bhp at 6,000 rpm. One of the last 438 Automatics produced and imported to the USA in 1974 (Total import volume was 813 for 1974).


Engine Type
Engine Size
3.0L 6-cylinder
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Polaris Silver Metallic
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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