The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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1966 BMW 2000 CS

Lot No.: 454

Registration: NOVA
Chassis Number: 1101846
Engine Number: 1101846
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2000
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Estimate (£): 23,000 - 26,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

BMW's so-called 'New Class' Coupe was debuted in the summer of 1965. It marked the end of the company's V8-powered range and served to introduce the new 2-litre, four-cylinder version of its OHC M10 engine which, as fitted to the CS model, was equipped with twin carburettors and produced a sprightly 120bhp. Unlike the slightly milder-tuned 2000 C, the CS was only available with four-speed manual transmission. Whereas the outgoing 3200 CS featured styling by Bertone, the newcomer was the work of the designers at Karmann, whose changes largely concentrated on the iconic front end. The critically acclaimed "Sharknose" design has been a feature of all BMW models since, and elements of the styling can still be seen in BMW's current range.

Offered to auction from a large collection of exotic motorcars, and although modest in value, the car's styling fitted in perfectly alongside our vendor's Ferrari Lusso and early E-Type. The BMW Heritage Certificate states that the car was delivered new to Bad Homburg, Germany on the 8th July 1966. During his time in Bahrain, our vendor found the car and brought it to the UK in February 2017, whereupon a NOVA certificate was issued with any applicable taxes settled at the time. The car has a fresh MOT valid until 07/072018.

Presenting very well in the factory colour of Chamonix White with a Blue Velour interior, the car is offered with a fresh MOT and a shade over 30,000 kilometres on the odometer.