BMW 3.0 CSL (diecast 1:64, Customized)

  • BMW 3.0 CSL (from 1975)
  • Hot Wheels Umgebautes Modell
  • 1:64
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • green
  • locale dealer
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging does not exist
  • Not for sale
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The BMW 3.0 CSL Story: A Motorsport Legend

The original BMW 3.0 CSL was produced as part of the E9 series from 1972 to 1975. Designed as a Coupe Sport Lightweight (CSL), BMW overshadowed its earlier sporty coupe, the BMW E9 CS. The CSL was developed by engineers under the leadership of Jochen Neerpasch and Paul Rosche. It was the first model to feature the famous BMW Motorsport colors, paving the way for many successful Motorsport BMWs. The design featured an aerodynamic body kit with striking fender flares, a spoiler, and a distinctive rear wing known as the "Batmobile."

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Technical Details and Innovative Lightweight Construction

The BMW 3.0 CSL was available in several phases of engine options, starting with a 3.0-liter engine producing 180 horsepower, up to a 3.2-liter engine with 206 horsepower. A notable technical aspect of the CSL was its extensive lightweight construction. Engineers used aluminum for the hood, roof, and doors, while thinner steel sheets and Plexiglas instead of glass windows further reduced the overall weight. The vehicle weighed around 1,180 kilograms (2,601 pounds). Aerodynamics were enhanced by front and rear spoilers, providing better downforce and stability at high speeds. The BMW 3.0 CSL frequently delivered impressive results in racing competitions due to its performance and efficiency.

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Racing Success of the BMW 3.0 CSL

In motorsport, the BMW 3.0 CSL achieved significant success, particularly in Touring Car racing. It secured several wins in the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) and claimed the championship title in 1973 and continued into the late 70s. Renowned drivers like Hans-Joachim Stuck, Nicki Lauda, and Ronnie Peterson significantly contributed to its success with their spectacular driving skills. The CSL also left its mark in endurance races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, showcasing its competitiveness and performance as a motorsport icon.

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A Special Collector's Item in 1/64 Scale

The model car is a 1/64 miniature of the BMW 3.0 CSL by Hot Wheels. This model is made of Diecast material and represents a detailed replica of the original. Unlike Hot Wheels' standard models, this modified version does not match the manufacturer's original product. This miniature from the collection of Modelly member "Fred" showcases typical features like the aerodynamic body kit, wide fenders, and large rear wing, presented remarkably in miniature form.

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Design and Paintwork of the Modification in 1/64 Scale

The pictured model car is presented in a dominant green color with eye-catching sponsor decals from Castrol and Dunlop, emphasizing its racing character. Particularly noteworthy is the full-body livery with the number 30 and additional logo decals like Brembo. The wheels are also painted in a matching green, making the model especially appealing and authentic for collectors. The green design paired with the wide fenders and distinctive rear wing creates a realistic and highly attractive representation of the original vehicle.

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