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1974 BMW 2002 S14

The surge in popularity of the E30 M3 has drawn into stark contrast what an incredible deal you can get on classic BMWs, and the 2002 is not only a fan favorite but also a great example. In many ways, the E10 spawned the idea of the small German performance sedan and since inception they’ve not only been popular choices as transportation, but indeed great tuning and racing platforms. However, a recent surge in prices have brought many to the market as owners try to capitalize on the increased value, so we’ve seen some great labors of love turn up for sale. This is one such case; a restored and resto-modded 2002 with a great match for a powerplant – the venerable S14:

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Year: 1974
Model: 2002
Engine: 2.3 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 74,000 mi
Price: $36,900 Buy It Now

Selling my 1974 2002, fully restored and highly modified with S14 M3 engine, 5 spd, LSD, coil overs, 4 wheel discs, and much more. The car has had an extensive restoration, and over the last 2 years has had all modifications performed and dialed in. It has been driven less than 2k miles since complete build. Below is the list of modifications :


Fully rebuilt S14 long block with ARP crank and rod fasteners

Motronic ECU with MAF conversion and cockpit adjustable Split Second ARC2-A

3 gauge custom console with VDO oil press, and water temp gauges and Innovate Wide Band AFR gauge

5 spd trans with Aardvark Flywheel pickup for S14 conversion

IE lightened flywheel 13.5 lbs

Stage 2 clutch

Blunt Z3 short shifter kit

3.91 LSD with rebuilt CV shafts and polished rear diff cover

Upgraded aluminum radiator with SPAL fan and Spal 2 controller

Custom drive shaft

Custom header to allow 2.5” exhaust/suspension clearance up front, resonator and Magnaflow muffler with stainless tip

Custom oil cooler with stainless lines

Reinforced DS engine mount

IE urethane motor mounts

Optima battery mounted in trunk brace


Front coil overs with IE adjustable camber plates

Bilstien sport shocks

IE 2 rear springs with 1Dot rear spring perches

IE sway bars with urethane bushings

Polished aluminum strut brace in front

TEP rear shock/chassis brace

Powder coated chassis parts throughout

Boxed rear trailing arms with IE urethane bushings

TIG welded front arms

Big brake kit in front with upgraded master cylinder

Aardvark rear disc brake conversion


E30 front seat conversion

Reupholstered rear seats to match front seat

Custom console with gauges

Speedometer conversion for OEM speedo

Momo wheel

Excellent dash

Esty Carpet with Dynamat

New headliner and new OEM visors

New rear package tray

Pioneer CD with Infinity speakers


Fully restored rust free body done in Polaris silver by World Class restorations in CA

All new rubber seals and weatherstrip

Kamei front spoiler bolted with stainless bolts in nutserts

New Euro stainless steel front bumper

Euro short rear bumper All body trim removed

15×7 OZ Racing wheels

New headlights with euro, in light marker lamps

New marker lights

New windshield washer system with OEM washer nozzles.

Period correct COCO mats

In short….this is a very extreme 2002 and drives even better than it looks. The car needs nothing, and drives straight and smooth at any speed. The handling and braking are phenomenal and could it easily be tracked (but hasn’t). The build quality is extremely nice inside and out and could be a weekend winner with ease. I bought the car partially done and completed the build with many additions to make it 100%. I would not hesitate to drive it cross country although it would be a shame to get it dirty… The car is in the Denver area, is never driven in wet weather, and is stored in a heated warehouse with my other cars. It is not advertised in any other way or forum and if you have any other questions please call Gary at eithoneseventhreezerosevensixonefourone.

On its own, a well built and fresh S14 is worth a pretty penny alone, so it’s no surprise that the asking price for this car is high. I love the details like the rare to see OZ 3-piece mesh wheels; they stand out because they’re just different enough from the typical BBS alloys that would be found. The color combination is great and the car looks fresh and clean both inside and out. It certainly looks like the swap was well executed and should provide significant driving pleasure for the next owner. I don’t see many downsides; I’d prefer a crazier shade for the 2002 personally and would definitely prefer a “Roundie”, but overall this restomoded 2002 is impressive and I think priced fairly reasonably considering the condition and build.


One Comment

  1. Coolhulk
    Coolhulk November 5, 2014

    That ride has miles of smiles written all over it….so sweet ..impeccable mod list…to me it’s more of a driver than a garage queen…..

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