The immaculate Bimmer has been proudly flying its Bavarian Motor Works flag in historic racing circles since Elliott 2007, with Nürburgring Oldtimer GP, Spa Classic, the past three biennial Le Mans Classic events and several Goodwood Festival of Speed outings on its already impressive CV.
Elliott has shared the car with Hong Kong-based Australian Adrian Brady since 2010. Brady enjoyed the experience so much that he bought the car from Elliott at the end of 2014.
“We did the Le Mans Classic together and I loved it,” admits Brady. “And imagine what it was like to have Dieter Quester join us in 2012! As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of BMW Motorsport, he joined us in ‘his’ car. And, I can tell you, his first lap in the car – in the wet – was mindblowing!
“We were also first BMW home in Plateau 6 in 2014,” Brady recalls fondly. Alex is busy preparing the car for this year’s event – I can’t wait to race there again in July. We’ve been out at Donington and Spa this year and it’s a real privilege to drive an authentic, race-winning CSL, let alone own one!”
And, with an unabashed – unhealthy, even – passion for all things CSL, this writer couldn’t possibly do anything other than nod foolishly at that prospect.
Photography by Tom Shaxson