Welcome back to Week in Review, where we recap the last few weeks of vehicles we have featured:
All posts tagged 2002
For some reason or another, hatchbacks don’t play well to the American consumer. It’s a rather baffling phenomenon. Why take a small car and put a trunk on it, thus making it less practical in terms of load hauling? Sure, people on these shores may view the hatchback as a low rent vehicle, but they are depriving themselves of some serious practicality. This 2002 Touring for sale in California is a chance at a 2002 that was never offered new to US customers but through the efforts of intrepid collectors, a few have taken up residency in the states.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1972 BMW 2002tii Touring on eBay
One of the great things about personalizing a car is the variety of ways that it can be carried out. Some people choose to return their car to near original showroom shape while others wildly modify the car with a total lack of regard for originality. The 2002 has traditionally been one of the favorite modification platforms as BMWs go; out of the box, it was blessed with good handling and balance, distinctive looks and it’s a car that’s easy to work on. Most that are in a condition that need or warrant modifications can be had fairly inexpensively, and the myriad of directions you can take means that possible permutations and combinations of parts rarely leave two looking identical. Today is such a case – two fairly similar platforms that take two very different directions – which is your favorite and why?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1970 BMW 2002 on eBay
I’ve always been fond of targa-style roofs, despite being generally unloved by enthusiasts. I especially love what Baur came up with, as it seems so classicly German in the sense that the roof system is overengineered almost solely for the sake of complexity. You have the targa panel itself PLUS the rear folding softtop, just in case the wind in your hair feeling isn’t strong enough. At the same time, you’re not irrational, either – a full-blown convertible would simply be too much of a good thing. This ’75 2002 Baur is a rare sight on our shores, and makes the E30 variety seem downright ordinary – and that’s an achievement. Are you ready for the wind on top of your head AND behind it? Then bid early, and bid often…
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1975 BMW 2002 Baur on eBay
A few weeks ago I wrote up three rare-to-see colored S8s. If the S8 wasn’t already a bit of a special item to spot, seeing them in shades outside of the normal black or bright silver is a real treat. While I know that not all enthusiasts feel that the Audis of this generation are the most reliable or fastest cars (they’re not, I agree), the combination of the 360 horsepower V8 and that silky-smooth exterior create a really desirable package. The D2 is just right; well proportioned, a perfect stance, some great and unique properties like the Aluminum Space Frame design to keep weight down, and a luxurious and well appointed interior. The result? One heck of a well rounded packaged that is very affordable. Missing from the last roundup was one color that our reader John and I had been exchanging – the 2002-only color “Espresso Brown” – while we found two examples, both advertisements had disappeared by the time of writing. Well, today one is back with some new photos: