BMW 3.0 CSL
First, I’m going to throw the original BMW CSL into this list. Few cars of the Seventies are better-looking – a beautiful pillar-less coupe. It has everything – great looks, great engine and great performance – and a legendary motorsport track record to go with it. These cars walked the walk in-period, and only 1,200-odd of the aluminium-bodied CSLs were made (500 in RHD) – so they’re not exactly common. You can still buy a road version for under £60,000 – think about what the other lightweight German road and track hero of the Seventies, the Porsche 911 2.7 RS, sells for. How wrong can you go with the BMW? It cuts a serious dash about town, and has the go to match the show.
By Max Girardo, RM Sotheby’s Europe