1976 BMW 2002 Turbo Replica

This past weekend I wrote up a great looking 2002 Ti Touring Turbo-look, that unfortunately for most U.S. fans was a bit too far for most to contemplate. I loved the squat stance with fat tires over the Turbo flares, but where that car had taken the replica idea to towards the race track today’s replica follows the route of the original Turbo and is a bit more tame as a road car. Without a doubt the original featured one of the best graphics packages ever available from the factory, with reversed “obrut” to let the driver ahead know what was about to pass them. Take a look at this neat tribute:

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Year: 1976
Model: 2002
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 48.356 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Here is a fantastic example of a truly wonderful car. The BMW 2002 Turbo. Offered exclusively in 1974, this 1976 example has been created to pay tribute to one of the Marques finest cars, while updating the components to make it more driveable and fun.

Originally from the U.S, this car comes with a stack of receipts showing the extensive work and funds put into this car.

This crate BMW Turbocharged engine (E21 2.0) pulls very strong, has a wonderful Turbo chirp and sounds terrific. This engine is coupled with an upgraded 5 speed gearbox vs the standard 4 spd.

Upgraded Recaro seats are in place. The rims and tires are excellent. Paint is very good with the exception of a few very slight flaws.

The car comes with its own laptop and software to map the engine to ones liking and that unit is found in the console.

The car drives wonderfully and is appreciated by many who see it.

Canadian buyers pay GST.

Jeff

403-804-9928

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Like most of the modified car auctions, the seller could really benefit from listing each and every detail about the car – along with better photos – than the current lack of information. Giving a vague overview of work completed just doesn’t inspire much confidence or high bidding; but the seller does include his mobile number, so the prospective buyer could just give a call. All too often people like to pick these ads apart and point out the flaws, but as we saw with the record-breaking GTi back a few months ago, a call to the seller and pre-purchase inspection revealed a car that was much better than the posting.

The engine is a claimed BMW crate motor, but the E21 never had a turbo motor from the factory outside of the race cars to my knowledge. Seats and transmission are likely from a 320is, and the wheels appear to be BBS RS with half height center caps but could be replicas, as there are plenty of replica wheels available. The graphics look correct and the silver works well overall. I’d love to know some more details of this car, because at a fraction of the cost of a real Turbo this could either be a neat driver or event car. A call and some more documentation would probably help tell if this was a deal or one to stay away from. One thing is for sure though – it’s a great car to look at, if nothing else!

-Carter

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2 Comments

  1. boy does this car look familiar!
    it reminds me of a build done by a CCA member in Florida…..
    but it is really really lean on details and I would like to see undercarriage photos of good quality…

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