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Rust-Free Classic 1972 BMW E3 Bavaria 3.0 E3 Sedan! 4 Spd + Sunroof + 55k Miles!

  • Make: BMW
  • Model: BAVARIA
  • Type: SEDAN
  • Trim: E3 BAVARIA 3.0
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 72079
  • VIN: 3103592
  • Color: GREEN
  • Engine size: 3.0 LITER SIX CYLINDER
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5 SPEED MANUAL
  • Drive type: REAR WHEEL DRIVE
  • Interior color: SADDLE TAN
  • Drive side: LEFT SIDE
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Redwood City, California, United States


Offered for an appreciating new owneris this rare classic 1972 BMW Bavaria sedan!
Finished in "Polaris silver" over navy blue,this 47 year-old specimen has been driven just over 55,000 original miles as shown on it's working five-digit odometer! It is STRONGLY believed to be original miles but I cannot 100% verify the actual miles. This E3-chassis sedan, the four-door saloon version of the much more expensive E39 3.0CS coupe, sports a n excellent running 180 horsepower 3.0 liter inline six cylinder engine with rebuilt dual Weber carbs mated to the factory 4 speed manual transmission with stopping power provided by four-wheel disc brakes. This exemplary 99.99% rust-free example features the factory electric sunroof, trunk-mounted tool kit, air conditioning, original spare wheel and tire, roll-up manual windows, original "bus" steering wheel, 14" wheels with factory hubcaps, period correct Sanyo cassette stereo, BMW Sisal mats, rear headrests, power steering and more. MECHANICALLY THIS CAR IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION with recent carb rebuild, new brake calipers, center support, valve adjustment and more! This 1972 Bavariais being sold with clear and clean Texas title along with original dimple keys, original owner's manual, stamped service book, original Road and Track magazine featuring a full test of the Bavaria AND the original windows sticker from almost 50 years ago! Offered here on Ebay, this is a great find for the Bimmerphile or classic car collector! shown in the teaser photo, I ALSO have a second 1972 Agave green on Saddle leather 5 speed Bavaria! Package deal on the pair!

This exterior of this 1972 Bavaria is in GOOD, DRY, CLEAN 99.99% RUST-FREE CONDITION overall with VERY nice chrome bumpers and trip pieces and a decent overall shine to the older original-color repaint. While it is nearly 100% RUST-FREE [VERY important!] the paint shows much fading and light cracking with various minor nicks, scratches, and other cosmetic blemishes on this beautiful E3 sedan!

As I hope is articulated in the photos, the interior of this 1972 Bimmer is AMAZINGLY ORIGINAL CONDITION overall with nearly ALL controls and gauges in perfect working order.Imperfections inside the car include torn original shift boot, a/c not blowing cold, crack-free dash, the ac is not blowing cold, the electric motor on the sunroof makes sound but is not sliding the sunroof which slides manually and the clock keeps perfect time only twice daily! The original trunk liner material is still virgin intact and the tool kit is beautiful with one small crack on the face. The jack and original spare are in place as well. Overall this is one VERY NICE and remarkably original open and airy classic cockpit!

This classic E3 sedan starts easily with very strong running engine, solid shifting 4 speed transmission, excellent straight and true braking and quite tight and EXTREMELY SUPPLE SUSPENSION and responsive steering. It is a definite flashback experience driving this rare cool classic on the open road! Check out the TWO test drive videos here:


1.This 1972 BMW is being sold with clear and clean Texas title and is smog-exempt here in California due to the year [pre-1976]. It will be sold "AS IS" "WHERE IS" with no written or verbal warranties expressed or implied. Iinvite and very much welcome prospective buyer to come see, feel, drive and inspect in person.**There will be no post-sale inspections to determine whether you actually want to purchase this car. So,PLEASEbid thoughtfully!**
2.Zero feedback biddersplease contact me prior to bidding or bids will be cancelled immediately. This car is also being advertised in other venues and I reserve the right to end auction at any time at my discretion.
3.I will assist with shipping arrangements[buyer pays costs]. Irecommend Chris at Kelly's Auto Transport at 951-845-6224|
4.Winning bidder pleasecall 650-350-8828 and/or email me thru ebaywithin 24 hours of auction close
5.A $500 non-refundable down payment via Paypal w/in2 days of auction close.
6.Balance of purchase due viaCASH in person, bank wire transfer or certified funds within5 days of auction close thank you.