Hans-Joachim Stuck is a legend in sports car racing, most notably behind the wheel of Porsche's 962Cs in the mid-1980s. Before he became a two-time Le Mans winner, however, Stuck was one of the most effective shoes in BMW's stable during the reign of the E9-based Group 5 3.0 CSL, known in its ultimate form as the "Batmobile." That iconic car came with a homologation special, a limited-run 3.0 CSL road car with the massive rear wing and front air dam that became legendary in the car's ultimate form. One of those cars was Stuck's personal car, a long-term loan from the factory. That car is now for sale.
The car is one of just 57 Second Series homologation specials, and one of 1265 total 3.0 CSLs in any form. As with all CSLs, the car is the most performance-oriented form of the E9-generation grand tourer that started so much of the legend of BMW performance. The CSL designation indicated lighter materials and, eventually, fuel injection. The Second Series is the most meaningful of the group, bringing not only the race-ready rear wing but the small stabilizing spoiler along the roofline that made it so effective.
Stuck drove this particular car on loan from the factory for under a year before it was sold privately for the first time, to a professional skier he had known. The car has changed hands a few times since, and is now listed for private sale yet again by Kidston. No price is listed, but it is safe to assume that the car would be fairly expensive.
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