Some of you may be wondering why I am selling my CSL. Well, I have an answer, and it is this:
I have been able to purchase the #001 chassis Luigi BMW team car from the 1976-77 European Touring Car Championship series. A series Luigi and his CSLs won in 1976.
Here’s a link to the car’s race results during the 1976 and 1977 seasons of the European Touring Car Championships:
You will see that it ran 20 races during those years and won 9 times, had 2 second place finishes, a third, and a fourth place finish. A pretty good record.
Needless to say, I am very excited about securing this car. It is currently painted white with the tricolor Motorsports stripes, and has the wider Group 5 body work.
My plan is to repaint it in the black Castrol livery and replace the wide fenders with the proper Group 2 fenders.
The car arrives in Seattle on January 28th. I will post pictures and a story then. I will also do a story on its history at some future date as well.