The BMW “New Class” Series of cars were introduced in 1962. These compact, well built and fun to drive cars became a benchmark for this type of car for decades to come. The 2002 variant, which was most famous in America, remains a cult car today. The excellent chassis featured rear wheel drive with fully independent suspension and front disk brakes. The fine four-cylinder BMW powerplant, in its final evolution as a two-litre, was most potent and tuneable, and the cars were well known for many racing exploits both in Europe and in the US.
BMW wanted to offer a more upscale GT type Coupe based on the “New Class” platform, so they turned to German coachbuilder Karmann to produce the bodies for the 2000 C series. The new Coupe was penned in house by BMW’s legendary designer Wilhelm Hofmeister, famous for the Hofmeister-Knick — the iconic upwards kink on the lower window-line of the C- or D-Pillar found on most BMW’s to this day.
The stylish new Karmann-bodied coupe bodywork, combined with BMW’s brilliant two-litre overhead-cam engine, made a compelling package and its sales were only hampered by its premium price. The 2000 C would eventually serve as the basis for the legendary BMW E9 coupes.
Sold out of a private collection in Germany, this wonderful 1967 BMW 2000CS was imported and registered to the UK in April 2017. Still finished in its original colour combination, this matching numbers car is in very good condition throughout. Recently it had a complete carburettor rebuild, fuel lines cleaned and undergone a complete service. It has also had a brand-new headlining fitted. The interior is completely original and in perfect condition. No cracks or delaminating have been found in any of the windows which are all original.
The chromework is all complete and in perfect order and all five wheels are found in as new condition. Described to drive very well, the current owner has had the pleasure of using the car over the summer period. Starting on the button and without any visible rust, this charming 2000CS is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.
|Auction||The Spirit of Motoring, London October 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
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