Timewarp Munich motors to star at marque sale

| 13 Sep 2011

An amazing collection of ultra-low-mileage BMWs has come to light.A 31km-from-new 1972 3.0 S and a 2800 from the same year with just 38km on the clock have surfaced from a private German collection, which also featured a couple of 1973 low-milers: a 3.0S showing a mere 277km and a 3.0Si that’s racked up just 6057km.The saloon quartet was made known following their entry into Bonhams' Power by BMW sale, set to take place early next month.The tin-tops will be joined in the auction at BMW's HQ on 1 October by a 3.0 CSi coupé that’s covered just 11,075km since it rolled out of Munich in 1972, with all five expected to smash marque records, despite their need for recommissioning.

The 1972 2800 and 3.0 S (above) have both been entered with €10-20,000 guide prices – as has the 3.0 Si – while the coupé is up for €15-25,000, although experts expect the results to comfortably exceed Bonhams’ expectations.

Philip Kantor, Head of Department for Bonhams Motor Cars, Europe, commented: “This is quite possibly an unrepeatable opportunity that will generate global interest from aficionados of the BMW marque as well as those looking for originality, which even the finest restorations can never hope to replace.”

The Bonhams sale has plenty of other lots likely to fuel interest from Bayerische Motoren Werke enthusiasts, including a rare (1 of 200 built) 1965 1800 Ti/SA sports saloon (estimate: €75-95,000) and the ex-'Gillie' Tyrer 1937 328 that's been entered with a €450-550,000 guide.

Top seller at Munich sale is likely to be the 1969 BMW 'Spicup' Convertible Coupé (estimate on request) with the ex-Franz Konrad/'John Winter'/Dieter Quester/Rolf Stommelen, 1979 BMW M1 Procar expected to come in at €450-500,000.See: Bonhams Power by BMW for more.