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The 1962 BMW 3200 CS is the first car in BMW history to make use of the Hofmeister Kink, which has since become an iconic feature in the design of most all BMWs since. The kink is a distinctive bend in the pillar between the rearmost side windows and the rear-view window, sometimes bearing the BMW insignia- thats how iconic its become. Becoming available in February of 1962 after being showcased in the 1961 Frankfurt Motor show, the first production year of the 3200 CS was the beginning of the end of an era for BMW. It was the last big-engine luxury car BMW made in the postwar climate, following the revitalization of BMWs car-producing capability by the 700s wild popularity. Regarded as somewhat of a successor to the BMW 503, the 3200 was the last car to feature many systems that had been improved or otherwise surpassed, such as pushrod-operated engine valves or a solid rear axle.
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With only 603 built (possibly less, according to some isolated sources) total, the 1962 BMW 3200 CS, being only one production year, is very rare, and even in its time period, it was very expensive. This makes having the car inspected and valuated professionally a must. Theres no feasible reason to not have the car examined- and anything they find can make the car less expensive for you in the short-term (but also more risky an investment), be it damage (even minor), rust, internal problems, or mismatched and non-manufacturer parts. That is, if you manage to find one in the first place. An excellent place to start looking, however, would be the Beverly Hills Car Club! They are a premiere classic car showroom, manned by a team of experienced professionals who have dedicated their lives and expertise to classic cars. If they dont have one, theyre very likely to know someone who does, as theyre astoundingly well connected. Theres no harm in gaining information, and you could luck out and become the proud new owner of a 3200 CS- the Beverly Hills Car Club is well-known for its great deals. Give them a call!
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