Nostalgic Grains 1973 BMW 3 CSL SEMA pasmag 00

Willy Izaguirre of Nostalgic Grains has one cool project in the works for SEMA 2017. What started out as a factory 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL has gone under the knife over the past year, building up to a full blown replica of the famous 3.0 CSL Race Car – with a bit of a modern twist.

Nostalgic Grains 1973 BMW 3 CSL SEMA pasmag 01

The original motor just wouldn’t cut it for what Izaguirre was after, so he sourced an S50 out of an E36 M3. With the addition of a Precision 6266 turbocarger and a trunk radiator setup, the “race car” moniker isn’t just some fluffed up title – this thing is built to battle. Carbon fiber will be used liberally in the dashboard, seats, and aero, and some 17-inch center-lock BBS wheels will finish off the look at ground level.

The car is still under construction, but we’re told it’s almost ready to go. Keep an eye out for this nostalgic racer at SEMA 2017.

Nostalgic Grains 1973 BMW 3 CSL SEMA pasmag 02

Featured in PASMAG #145 (Oct/Nov 2017). CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

More Articles

Top Secret: Speed. It's One Hell of a Drug

It’s a long way from the deserted country roads of Kazuhiko "Smokey" Nagata’s rural Hokkaido hometown to industrial Chiba in Tokyo’s west end, but it’s a journey he’s managed with ease. Perhaps because he was going so fast... A legendary…
Read More

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Father of the Porsche 911 dies at 76

It is a sad day in the automotive world as the father of the Porsche 911 design passed away today. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche or better known as “Butzi” was the son of Ferry Porsche who founded the sportscar company and…
Read More

On-The-Go H20 By Ford

Kill All Water Bottles! Have you ever been driving along during a road trip thirsty and without water? The nearest stop along the highway isn’t for miles, and your mouth is as dry as the desert sands passing by your…
Read More

Crunk Your Trunk

Written by Micky Slinger / Photography by Corey Simao Big Country Labs was founded in 2011 by two idiots who wanted giant wings for their stupid cars. This was the result. That is the honest and awesome description provided on…
Read More

Digital Dreamer: Photomashes and Digital Paintings by Khyzyl Saleem

My goodness. If only these cars were real. Words by Jordan Lenssen. Renderings by Khyzyl Saleem. Impressive, yes. But what’s even more so is that the virtual Picasso behind these images, concept artist Khyzyl Saleem, is only 21 years old.…
Read More