The rock legend is parting with another of his highly collectible machines.
When someone becomes rich and famous, it's only natural that they splash out on a new Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Rolls-Royce. But rock god Jay Kay of Jamiroquai is not your average celebrity. His carefully curated collection includes a LaFerrari, an Enzo, and an F40. That's just talking about one brand. He has many more highly collectible cars in his garage that are notable for various reasons. Periodically, the man needs to make space for new acquisitions. In the past, we've seen his pop icon of a Lamborghini Diablo go up for sale, as well as a classic Charger, and now he's selling the BMW 3.0CSL that he's owned for the last 13 years.
It's currently listed by Silverstone Auctions and is a matching-numbers car with an excellent history. His example is number 400 of 500 right-hand drive UK cars produced. According to reports, just 1,039 examples were made in total. Jay Kay bought the car back in 2008 and was the sixth owner from new.
Sadly, it's not 100 percent original as a previous owner changed the paint from its original yellow to a more traditional BMW Diamond Schwartz. On the plus side, the car was professionally restored with the body being reduced to bare metal and the engine getting a complete rebuild.
The rebuild included high-compression Mahle pistons, and a Schrick cam and timing chain. New Bilstein springs and dampers were fitted too, as were the almost unobtainable Alpina alloys. That was the first restoration, and a second was carried out by Jay in 2010. Again, a bare-metal repaint was carried out with the car being finished in BMW Polaris Silver this time.
Tens of thousands of dollars were spent to bring the car up to standard, but as you can imagine, Jay Kay's high profile adds to the expected selling price of between $140,000 and $160,000. If that sounds like pocket change to you, the car will be offered as part of a live auction on Saturday, March 27th at 10 a.m. GMT. And if you miss out don't worry, we heard BMW may revive the CSL name next year with the new M4...