Fully-Restored 1971 BMW 2800CS Should Fetch A Pretty Penny

This 1971 2800CS should appeal to just about any BMW collector, as well as to most fans of classic BMW models. It’s been fully restored and its original 2.8-liter engine was replaced with a 3.3-liter in-line six.

According to the Bring a Trailer ad, the car was previously stripped down during the restoration process in order to address any concerns regarding rust. Unfortunately, because of the belt-line trim being re-installed too early, a few “nickel-sized wrinkles” appeared in the finish.

New features include a La Jolla independent suspension kit, genuine 16-inch Alpina wheels, Michelin tires, a 3.0 CS rear end, disc brakes, 5-speed manual and the previously-mentioned non-original 3.3-liter engine, which boasts a CSi block and head, as well as triple Weber 45 DCOE carburetors.

Inside, it comes with new tan leather upholstery, wood trim, an aftermarket steering wheel, Blaupunkt head unit and new stereo speakers. Meanwhile, its A/C system has been updated with a rotary compressor and a cross-flow condenser. The ad specifies that the factory clock is not operational.

Overall, this 2800CS isn’t exactly what we’d call mint, and the fact that the odometer shows 60,745 miles (97,759 km) isn’t putting a smile on anybody’s face. However, the design of the car remains quite stunning and we’re certain that lots of people would jump at the chance to put this 47-year old classic Bimmer in their garage.

more photos...
  • dumblikeyou2

    Awesome. I hope one day technology allows roof pillars to be that thin again and still meet today’s safety standards because the proportions of this car are so balanced. Nothing compares today.


  • Good for daily runner but not for those who like a good prime example of the car. Pass for me.

  • FunctionForm

    What a shame. That interior is terrible. Looks like someone spent the money on new leather but didn’t know how to install it. That’s too bad. A great car obviously in the hands of an amateur. You maybe gotta give ’em credit, but the work all has to be redone.

  • SamuraiJack

    “…the fact that the odometer shows 60,745 miles (97,759 km) isn’t putting a smile on anybody’s face”

    Yeah, isn’t it disgusting how someone actually enjoyed driving it instead of keeping it in storage and trying to make a profit on it decades later…

    • TheHake

      I cannot believe the owners didn’t drive it MORE!

  • Fully restored? Ask for a refund please…

  • smartacus

    i knew someone who had one.
    He said he bought it off some
    Billionaire. It felt really smooth.

Flooded Dallas Love Field Airport Garage Ruins Dozens Of Cars

An estimated 30 cars were fully submerged, while many others were also ruined by the flood.

Check Out Some Of The Rarest Exotics On The Streets Of London

Among the gorgeous supercars spotted in the British capital are a McLaren Senna, a Koenigsegg One:1 and a Ferrari F12tdf.

Toyota Mark X Final Edition Is The End Of The Road For Iconic JDM Sports Sedan

The Mark X and its predecessor, the Mark II, have had a very long run that lasted 51 years.

Nice Try, But This Ain’t A Real Nissan GT-R Convertible

This GT-R that seems to have its roof chopped off proves that look can be deceiving.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR May Feel Big Around Corners, But Is An Absolute Delight To Drive

The 542 horsepower F-Pace SVR gets put to the test, comes out as a winner.

Mazda Has No Immediate Plans To Bring Its Skyactiv-X Engine To America

While Mazda isn’t bring the Skyactiv-X engine to America anytime soon, the Mazda3 will get a new Skyactiv-G four-cylinder.

For €60k, A Polish Company Will Build You A Classic Defender From Scratch

Land Serwis is one of four Defender chassis builder in the world, and the only one outside the UK.

CLR G770 Is A Luma Design-Tuned, 641 HP Mercedes-AMG G63

With an ECU remap, the German tuner extracts 64 HP and 100 Nm more from the SUV’s twin-turbo V8.

Enterprise To Launch Its Own Subscription Service, Will Provide Access To 20+ Vehicles

Car subscription services could be going mainstream thanks to rental car giant Enterprise.

VW ID.R Unveiled With Optimized Aerodynamics For Nurburgring Record Attempt

The latest ID.R has two electric motors which produce 671 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.