4310197

Creation date: May 31, 2021
Modified date: May 31, 2021
  • Location: United States

Year: 1974
Color: Polaris Metalic (060)
Build Date: April 16, 1974
Forum Username: Mattdeuce
Name: Matt Dusig
Vehicle Status: Driven
Registration Type: Vehicle

1974 BMW 3.0CS

The car has lived in California, Phoenix, Spokane, Idaho, Montana with 6 different owners.

Original Owner’s Story:

The original owner (Duane) went to the 1974 LA Auto Expo and saw a silver/red 3.0CS on the podium for BMW. He expressed interest in buying it and was told that the car was ordered by Max Hoffman as his personal vehicle and it wasn’t for sale. Max was the sole New York-based importer of BMWs into the United States at the time.

A few months later, an identical car turned up at the BMW/Mercedes dealership in Palm Springs. Duane bought this car in Palm Springs and owned it from 1974 to 1993.

I reunited the car with the Duane by taking the car on a 1,000 mile road trip from LA to Chico in 2019.
Check out the documentary video at https://youtu.be/XZcoLtewpbA