Low-mileage 1971 BMW 2002

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The seller of today’s lovely 2002 nails the gist of the Neue Klasse in his second paragraph: “These BMW 2002s have become more and more desirable in the last couple of years. Seems to be on most car enthusiasts ‘bucket lists.'” I would love to have one some day, but clean ones are commanding a greater premium with each passing year. Having covered just 98k miles in 41 years, this base 2002 has been blessed with a decade-old restoration followed by this owner who spruced it up with some modest upgrades like rally lights, a Turbo rear spoiler, and, to quote esteemed editor Henriques, “Panasports mmm!” Overall, it’s a great example of how nice even non-tii 2002s can be.

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Year: 1971
Model: 2002
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 98,000 mi
Price: $18,000

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I have listed my highly desirable Chamonix White 1971 BMW 2002 with its original Black Interior. I purchased this car from a gentlemen in South Carolina about a year ago. Before I acquired this “roundie”, the car was restored in Colorado in 2001. I bought this car site unseen and relied solely on internet photos. I took the past year to add the necessary alterations to the vehicle. I kept this car completely original but added some unique add-ons for additional improvement to the driving experience. This car has been an incredible project and I will be sad to see it go. I hope it only goes to a good home and with that said, please ONLY serious bidders and inquiries!!

These BMW 2002s have become more and more desirable in the last couple of years. Seems to be on most car enthusiasts “bucket lists”. If you are one of these buyers, you don’t want to miss out on this one. Paint is in great condition. My recent add on of the front spoiler is slightly chipping but can be easily repainted.

As you will see from my photos, the seats (front and back) are in mint condition. I replaced the carpeting in the car so that is brand new. The dash is in great condition but has a very small hairline crack. Not worth replacing. Since I’ve owned this car I’ve done the following within the last few months:

BMW Carpet Kit
Dyno Matted the Floors
OEM BMW Floor Mats
ProtoTipo Steering Wheel
Vintage Auto Sound Radio
Bilstein HD Shocks
H&R Lowering Springs
Restored Fuel Tank
New OEM Radiator
New thermostat and water pump
New Spark plug wires and plugs
Tii Distributor
New battery relocated to trunk
New Trunk Boards
New Weber carb and electric fuel pump
New Ireland Engineering Ceramic coated header
Ireland Engineering Stainless steel exhaust
New Panasport Wheels
Turbo rear spoiler
Fully restored gas tank (<1 month ago) Falken tires with less than 500 miles on them Please email me with any questions. This little BMW runs, drives and handles great. I've had my time playing with this beauty, even brought it to a couple fun car shows which I've gotten a ton of compliments at. On nice days, I have even taken this car to work and back which is about 40 miles each way! I've NEVER gotten stuck and never had any issues during travel. I encourage inspections, so please contact me if you would like to come take a look. Again, only serious bidders! I know this car has been in great hands for its lifetime and I don't want it to move to anyone but a great enthusiast who will enjoy it just as much as I did!

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$18k is serious dough for a tiny, base-model German sedan, but it’s right in line with Hagerty’s pricing for excellent versions, of which this is certainly one. If you’re looking for a very clean and simple example of BMW’s classic 3-box game-changer, this is a solid buy.

-NR