1969 BMW 2000C

One of my most favorite BMWs of all time was the E9 Coupe. This was such a delicate looking coupe, with its pillarless profile and shark nose front-end that would become a hallmark of BMW styling over the years to follow. The E9 evolved from the car you see here, the “New Class” 2000C and 2000CS. The difference between the two models was that the 2000C had a single carbureted engine, whereas the CS had twin carbs. Unlike Mercedes-Benzes of the same vintage, you just don’t see a lot of these larger BMWs from the 1960s knocking about. This 2000C Automatic is on offer in Hershey, Pennsylvania, one of just 238 produced for the 1969 model year.

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Year: 1969
Model: 2000C
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 61,038 mi
Price: No reserve auction

100% OF ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS SALE GO TO CHARITY!

This wonderful rare example of a BMW 2000C has been generously donated to The Elegance at Hershey concours d’elegance to be sold to the highest bidder, will all the proceeds going to the charity. The Elegance At Hershey is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that in just 4 years has given over $500,000 to three charities- JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center!

Currently stored at the AACA Museum in Hershey Pennsylvania, it will be on display during the Elegance at Hershey, held at the Hotel Hershey, June 12-14, 2015. This car is being sold at NO RESERVE to the highest bidder. It is currently available for inspection by appointment at the AACA Museum.

Only 238 of these rare examples were produced in 1969, as evidenced by the build chart below. This car would be the perfect addition to the BMW collector!

Exterior: The car was repainted quite a while ago with a slight color change from aqua to a light green metallic. The paint shows some spots on the hood and trunk and a blemish on the driver’s fender where some paint bubbled but the rest of the paint in good shape and shines nicely. The chrome is in good shape and shines brightly and trim is in very good shape with a few minor blemishes and also shines brightly. The glass is in good shape with no deficiencies. Tires are about 3/4 tread and seem to be ok, the jack is in the spare tire compartment in the trunk but the spare tire is not there. An original Talbot & Company teardrop mirror from Berlin mounted on the LF fender as well- a very nice period piece!

Interior: The seats are in extremely nice condition with no deficiencies along with the door panels and arm rests. The wooden dash and trim are in nice shape with some cracking in the clear coating but still in great shape. The carpet is also in very nice condition, but the headliner is starting to sag. The chrome trim inside is nice with some pitting around the inside window frames. The car features power windows and the original AM/FM/SW radio.

Engine and transmission: The engine has a new external fuel pump and runs and starts without issue. The single carburetor might have to be gone over in the future as the car has been in storage for some time but seems to be getting better the more it is run. It does run and drive and the transmission shifts as it should but should be serviced as the car was in storage for years and had not been used on a regular basis.

Chassis: The underside of the car is very solid. The brake system will need to be gone over as the brakes work but exhibits a hard pedal feel most likely due to sitting in storage.

Other: Also included is the original owner’s manual, as well as an original “BMW Dienst in Europa” dealer locator pamphlet.

The car has a clear title in the donor’s name.

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Given this car was stored for some time, there will certainly need to be a bit of an investment to ensure everything is in running order, should the new owner seek to use the car on a regular basis. There’s been a noted uptick in E9 values, but the 2000C and 2000CS values have stayed rather flat, with good examples fetching in the mid $20,000 to $30,000 range. This car is being sold for charity, so interested parties might be inclined to drive up the bidding a bit. I’d estimate this car should bring somewhere around the $20,000 mark by the time bidding is over, which represents a lot of rare BMW for the money.

-Paul