1979 BMW E9 CSL Group 5/Imsa GTO
1979 BMW CSL E9 Group 5 IMSA GTO replica - Chassis no. 2210877
A superb historic racing machine, driven by ex-F1 Mike Wilds, and Steve Guglielmi TVR Tuscan Champ.
The car was found in Belgium by Zaprace, although little is known about its history it had obviously competed at some stage of its life, it was very common to find early CS's like this used as race cars before the CSL's came along and as regulations changed over the years the cars were modified to suit until they began retiring the E9's for the next thing! subsequently cars/shells could be found in various conditions either missing lots of parts or just unused years later and due to the increased interest in Historic racing over the last 10 years or so an upsurge in interest in these beautiful cars has made them very desirable indeed, this when found was almost bare but did have some odd early schnitzer race parts with it. Built including those original Schnitzer parts, original group 5 works plastic doors, M88 24v 6 cyl engine and is fitted with period speedline centrelock wheels (13x16F 15x16R). There are two additional sets of wheels comprising of wets in the same size as above and some narrow workshop/transportation ones.
It has HTP No GB 9427 paid for and provisionally issued but until an M49, M30 turbo or M30 n/a is fitted those papers remain pending. Included in the parts list is a 69k km M30 turbo engine and also a genuine factory Schnitzer 3.5 slide injection system presenting two solid options.
A total engine rebuild has been carried out by Ric Wood after retiring from the lead at it's last meeting at Brands hatch due to a dropped valve. It now produces a strong 490bhp @7,000( 377lbft@5,750) and is ready to race. Built to all FIA regulatory specs.
An extensively prepared Group 2 E9 CSL replica body shell which is caged and painted is available by separate negotiation, also a huge parts list (see pictures).
Mike Wilds is happy to talk to any interested party regarding how this car feels and handles on track.
Many thanks for taking the time to look at this advert, feel free to ask questions.
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