The M3 CSL needs very little introduction. The CSL is one of those rare cars where the driving experience matches the expectation, a car that is not just useable but highly addictive, with subtle looks which almost play down the anything-but-subtle performance. The noise of the 360 bhp engine greedily sucking air into the carbon fibre intake has become the stuff of legends – for those who are in any doubt of this car’s appeal, one drive will usually suffice. BMW threw huge amounts of technology at the CSL – this was no run out model or trim-based special edition. Bringing together everything they were learning on the Formula One circuits, BMW created a car that arguably has never been equalled in terms of all round ability and appeal. Using state of the art weight saving technology the team at BMW M shaved a colossal 110 kilos from the standard M3 which, let’s remember, was already hugely capable – and not heavy at all. Adapting the exhaust, steering, brakes, suspension, gearbox and engine management, the CSL actually feels very little like the standard M3 that it is derived from. The CSL is not just a road racer, enthusiast’s car and technological masterpiece, it is also a highly collectable, appreciating, rare machine. Values have risen steadily and continue to rise today, as the numbers of good cars dwindle – out of the original run of only 422 RHD cars sold in the UK we estimate that less than half remain as truly collectable examples.
To watch the excellent Clarkson/Top Gear review of the CSL click here. Note: the boot floor is NOT made of cardboard. Thank you Jeremy….
Rarely do we come across a CSL that is this good. We’ve stored this particular car for years on behalf of the owner, who was always based overseas. His rigorous and exacting approach to ongoing maintenance and care bore no relation to any level of use. It would not be unusual to receive instructions to carry out work on the car purely on a ‘preventative’ basis, only to return the car to storage immediately afterwards, where it would sit, dehumidified, trickle charged and covered up. The owner rarely returned to the UK and even then managed to cover only 6,600 miles over a period of nearly ten years. Many in our own team have coveted this car, but rising values mean that this CSL is destined for a collector who is searching for one of the very best CSLs in the world. The bodywork is fabulous, the interior impeccable, and mechanically the car requires nothing but our usual pre delivery preparation. The less than 30,000 miles covered over 4 owners are fully covered by the correct service intervals, and our technical team have completed the formality of a full inspection revealing what we already knew – this is one fabulous example of one of the worlds’ greatest driver’s cars. This beautiful CSL will be delivered with a brand new MOT, serviced completely up to date, and prepared to our famously high standards.
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