MARKET WATCH: BMW 3.0CSL PRICES RACE TO THE FRONT

In a market that’s favoured sub-£100k prices this year, BMW’s Seventies homologation special coupés have made surprisingly strong moves.

BMW 3.0 CSL

by Classic Car |

Our Price Guide Movers On The Up in this month’s issue lists the CSL Batmobile as a top ten mover, its 20% climb racing it up to sixth place.

It means that you’ll typically pay £100k for a rough project car, half as much again for a tidy, usable example and £220k-£330k for the best. If that sounds a lot for the good ones, bear in mind that many parts are unavailable and these cars came from a time before BMW and Karmann, where the bodies were built, had mastered rust-proofing.

So there’s been no movement on two lower price points compared to 12 months ago, but the mint condition and concours prices are up 10 and 20% respectively. When prices of a classic start to surge, it’s usually at the top end of its price range where the mevement is seen first. We’d predict that there will need to be further gains at this top end before cars needing lots of work see some of the gains as well.

Price Guide Movers is part of 16 pages of buying tips and advice, including Quentin Willson’s Hot Tips, Ads on Test, the Buying Guide in the latest issue of Classic Cars.

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