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Creation date: January 15, 2010
Modified date: March 5, 2018

Year: 1974
Color: (Other)
Vehicle Status: Seen in Ad/Other
Registration Type: Vehicle
CSL Details: Factory Racing Tribute

Source .www.conceptcarz.com .
This 1974 BMW 3.5 CSL was raced for BMW North America Factory team in the United States IMSA series in 1975, Group IV. Raced at the Daytona 24 Hour and Sebring 12 Hour.

In 1976, it returned to Germany and converted to Group V specifications. It was raced at LeMans and finished 10th. It ran the European Championship series and, in 1976, won the South African 1000k.

Sold by BMW to Vasek Polak, Hermosa Beach, California, and then sold by his estate to Rug Cunningham in 1997.

The list of drivers include Hans Stuck, Sam Posey, Ronnie Peterson, Brian Redman, Allen Moffitt, Jody Schecter, George Follmer, and Rug Cunningham.
The 3.0 CSL race cars were the first cars to be developed under the new BMW subsidiary, established in 1972 - BMW Motorsport GmbH. They were the first to sport the newly designed official colors of BMW Motorsport - red, blue and purple.