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Why You Should Invest in a Vintage BMW 3.0 Coupe

It’s not too late to catch this elegant, historic coupe on the price upswing

It’s not surprising that, according to Hagerty’s classic car valuation, the BMW 3.0 Coupe has appreciated in value by over 40 percent in the past decade—and by nearly 20 percent in the past three years alone. What’s surprising is that the car, manufactured from 1971 to 1975, was slow to begin its spectacular ascent.

“These cars were a notoriously great value,” says Carl Nelson, a marque specialist and owner of one of the nation’s leading independent BMW repair and restoration shops, La Jolla Independent. “An incredible car to drive, looks beautiful, performs well, handles well. Does everything you’d ever want. Fifteen years ago, 20 years ago, you could pick up these cars for under $10,000.”