Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Blue Beast: 1973 BMW Bavaria 3.0S

The Bavaria was the name for the bigger engine version of what BMW internally called the New Six (E3 sedan, E9 coupe) for the US market.  It was eventually replaced by the E23 7-series, but for a few years (from 1968-1977) it offered a large executive sedan setup with a focus on fun for the driver. This next example isn't in perfect condition, but it is offered for a reasonable price. Find this 1973 BMW Bavaria 3.0S offered for $3,500 in Seattle, WA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:
 1973 bmw 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 118000 
paint color: blue 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: sedan 
Helping a friend sell his car he has had for many years .

1973 BMW 3.0S Bavaira,Original drivetrain with 118000 miles.It has been run as a daily driver within the last two years.The dual carbs are off at the present time and would have to be reinstalled.Once the carburetors are installed 
The car is ready to drive and has been well stored.

Zenith Dual carbs are stock and complete.
Comes with a extra set of rebuilt Weber carbs.
Has a spare 4 speed transmission with o miles.
Zenders wing package.
Rivera Blue.
Blue interior.
Alpina wheels.
Documentation going back over 20 years.
The trunk lid has small rust along the back edge,not much other rust on the car.
The carpets could be replaced.

Nice classic bmw not many around in this kind of condition.

Asking $3500 or best offer

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  1. Not as toss-able as a 2002, but that smooth six is a selling point. Good price, and claims to be original (that's the way I like 'em). Too bad about the deck lid. Are those specific to the Bavaria?

  2. Oh, man, if rust is manageable (and getting carbs on and tuned is the big engine problem) this is a great deal. Not because of any upside, but because the M30 is a sweet engine, the transmission is slick unless 2nd gear is messed up. These cars want to go fast, even if their speed isn't much compared to a depreciated 10-20 year old car. It's a lot of goodness for $3500 or so. In the price range: project C4, various SN-95 Mustangs, 280/300zx, beater GTI, not many Camaros...and most non-M BMWs (other than E9/E24) built before 2008!

    1. P.S. never seen hood louvers on one of these. Anybody know about that?

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    I’m not sure what it means to be “stored well” but these are certainly part of BMW’s analog cool triumvirate.

  5. I've come across a few Bavarias recently in my quest for a decent 1602 - 2002 for the wife. This is priced low, but I've seen a few good-excellent examples from $5k-7k and was blown away that they're this inexpensive.

    Sadly, the wife can't be convinced, and wants a 1602, 1802 or early 2002. R.I.P. my bank account. Again.

  6. So, help a brother out here: Zenith or Weber on these?


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