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.