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Re: 74 3.0-considering purchase (archive)

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Posted by andrey on October 12, 2001 at 23:58:12:

In Reply to: 74 3.0-considering purchase posted by David on October 12, 2001 at 22:17:54:

some random thoughts for you:

Rain shouldn't be a problem as long as you garage and take good care of the car, check that all the seals are there and in good shape, etc. Occasionally take apart the covers inside the wheel wells and get the dirst out. Before buying it, see if you can check that the sunroof drains are working, because this can be a major rust hazard otherwise. Check the usual places for rust of course, especially with all the rain.

The number produced is a lot larger in reality, I'm not sure if they mean "number of '74 sunroof CS's with a 4-speed" perhaps : ) here are production figures:
http://www.bmwclubs.asn.au/coupes/coupe_cs.html

I own a 1974 3.0CS 4-speed and the fuel milage is around 15-20mpg generally. The motor is very reliable - mine has over 200,000 miles on it and still runs fine, and mechanical parts are mostly not hard to find.

In my opinion the price is high (unless it's in extremely great shape) but it may be because there are fewer of them up there too.

Oh and yes sunroofs are a factory option (both manual crank like mine and electric). Other options include: electric front windows, leather or vinyl instead of cloth, automatic, various stereos, limited slip diff. and various sway bars, air conditioning, and fog lights.

-Andrey


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