This 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL was the first of a series of art cars commissioned by BMW, and one of the last works created by the great artist.

It was prominently on display last year at the Bechtler Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina for a short stint and I took full advantage to exploit it’s full beauty before the crowds filed in.


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  • Robert Beck
    Robert Beckabout 3 years ago

    Very cool. Thanks for the post, enjoyed the view.

  • Thank so much Robert! I’m glad you liked it. They just don’t make them with quite this much flair anymore.

    – Steve Mezardjian

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 3 years ago

    Shades of Braniff…. Well done, Steve! – John

  • Thanks my friend! It almost appears as if it can fly doesn’t it?

    – Steve Mezardjian

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfabout 3 years ago

    You would think that big scoop would slow it down. Over the top Bemer.

  • L.O.L. Thanks Paul! You’re right. You would think that might slow it down but back then that was air flow management at it’s finest. It is actually more of an air ring than a scoop, that helps keep the rear axle planted at speed.

    – Steve Mezardjian

  • ragman
    ragmanabout 3 years ago

  • Steve Mezardjian
    Steve Mezardjianabout 3 years ago

    Muchos Gracias Ragman! I appreciate it very much.

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoalmost 3 years ago

    it’s a great car. i love the art cars. you were lucky to get a shot of this
    without anyone around.

  • Thanks so much for saying so Adrian! Actually, I sweet talked the curator of the museum to let me in before the crowds came in. The event was the unveiling of the new 5 Series BMW and they coordinated the unveiling around the fact that the Art Car was in town.

    – Steve Mezardjian

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