Among the early entries at RM Auctions’ Amelia Island sale in March at the Ritz Carlton is this stunning 1964 BMW 3200CS Coupe.

Designed by famed Italian coachbuilder Bertone, introduced at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show, and built from 1962 to 1965, the 3200 CS marked the end of an era for BMW.

With the 3200′s successor the “New Class,” typified today by the 2002, Italian design was replaced by German as the marque developed its signature style of sturdy Teutonic sportiness that continues to this day.

As such mint condition examples of the 3200 CS are highly prized by collectors.

But one thing that did survive the design transition was the famed “Hofmeister Kink”—a certain low forward bend of the C-pillar, which became a BMW trademark.

Okay, we know, not quite as promising as it first sounds…