Copart Find: 1967 BMW 2000CS

The tell-tale sticker in the windshield tells you this 1967 BMW 2000CS was discovered at a Copart location and then flipped onto eBay. There’s no rule against doing this, but I do scratch my head as to how a car like this ends up in a Copart lot in the first place. Regardless, the seller claims there’s evidence of it being stored indoors for the time it was off the road, and that it retains its numbers-matching drivetrain. Find it here on eBay with an asking price of $11,500.

The listing will also consider potential best offers. Thanks goes to Barn Finds reader Russell Glantz for flagging this listing, as this early CS coupe is a hard to find model – especially with the desirable European headlights this one has. The later E9 coupe tends to steal all of the thunder as it relates to BMW’s vintage two door lineup, but I still prefer the older models.

While the later E9 is certainly more graceful, I love the stern beak the earlier car has. Speaking of, it’s almost impossible to find these in project-car shape with the Euro lenses still intact. The seller notes the dash is crack-free – shocking! The swapped front seats also may indicate a previous owner was in the process of freshening it up before it went into hibernation mode.

The seller notes the 2.0L M10 four-cylinder engine is numbers matching and retains its original Solex carb. A popular upgrade for these cars is to swap in Weber DCOE40s, but those upgrades will have to come later. The seller notes the body is solid and the undersides clean, so hopefully rust repair isn’t a big issue waiting to be discovered by whoever picks it up from Copart.



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  1. RayT Member

    These are really neat cars. The design works (for me), and in person they are downright graceful. Love the headlights.

    Better still, they are very nice drivers. Not terribly fast, but handle pretty well and are quite comfortable. Though I’m not a hardcore BMW fan, I wouldn’t mind having a 2000CS at all.

    This one? I don’t know. Looking at the engine bay photo, the slightly corroded shift lever and what might be be mold on the seat cushions, the word “flood” came immediately to mind, which wouldn’t be all that surprising considering it’s a Copart car. For me, that means “stay away!”

    For someone who is willing and able to strip it down, rebuild what doesn’t work and source the missing trim pieces, it might be worth the asking price.

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  2. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Jeff has a great nose for sniffing out cool Bimmers. Remember this one? This flipper has it down pat, no trailer to mess with. No touch. Just buy it and have the mark pick it up. Good work if you can get it, I guess.

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  3. canadainmarkseh Member

    I’ve never liked the styling on these I think they’re butt ugly. That’s my personal taste talking, as for preference and more so handling they’re great. This one is to rough for the money as these are expensive to buy parts for, I personally have no desire to ever own one so I hope someone takes up the torch on this one.

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  4. BobinBexley Bob in Bexley Member

    So sixties ! Badass.

  5. Bo

    This car is still up for auction on Copart. No bids with a $8800 starting bid minimum.

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    • leiniedude leiniedude Member

      Great catch Bo, go figure?

  6. davew833

    Copart sells much more than insurance salvage vehicles these days. Anyone can consign a car to be sold at Copart, though it’s not really advantageous for most small-time private sellers. Additionally, they handle a lot of the “charitable donation for tax writeoff” vehicles, at least in my state. I’ve bought a number of clean title vehicles from Copart that were tax donations.

  7. chris lawrence

    that thing looks horrible

  8. Scott 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    Still don’t know why they get called bimmers ? , I’ve owned 4 various models and slang nickname was Beemer as in Be eM W

    Anyway looks like a swamp donkey (flood damaged)

  9. ccrvtt

    I heard somewhere that the cars are called Bimmers and the bikes are called Beemers.

    Or maybe it’s the other way around?

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    • leiniedude leiniedude Member

      You have it right ccrvtt. In Wisconsin Beemer covers both bikes and cars. Some people on the BMW forums get kind of picky about it, not me. The plates on my Z3 read BUMMMER. I try not to sweat the small stuff. Take care, Mike.

  10. BobinBexley Bob in Bexley Member

    Big Money Waster or my fav as Pat the parts dude used to say- Bavarian Ditch Magnet.

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