The Manofied-modded 1974 2002 M20 Turbo from last month remains up for sale; I still believe the asking price is too high but it’s a great looking build overall. What price would you be willing to pay for this re-imagined obrut?
The below post originally appeared on our site March 25, 2014:
It’s been a few months since I last looked at a 2002 Turbo replica. Like the 924 Carrera GT, the 911 RS and Audi RS2, the 2002 Turbo is one of those rare and expensive car models that spawns a fair amount of recreations. The nice thing about replicas, though, is that you really don’t need to worry about damaging the value of one of the original and expensive models; for enthusiasts looking to buy into that market, you can also usually purchase one of these tributes at a fraction of the price of the original. While the last model I looked at was a pretty true to original replica, today’s example has gone mild to wild with a M20 swap and a turbo thrown in just for fun:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo on eBay
Model: 2002 “Turbo”
Engine: 2.7 liter turbocharged inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: “1,500” mi
Price: $42,500 Buy It Now
1974 BMW 2002 M20 SWAP TURBO-6
ASSEMBLED AND TUNNED SERIAL NO: 011 BY MANOFIED RACING LLC.
-M20 SWAP, 2.7 BLUE PRINTED AND BALLANCED.
FULLY PREPED TURBO HEAD.
TURBO HEAD GASKET.
ARP HEAD BOLTS.
MATCH PORTED INTAKE.
COMP TURBO CUSTOM BUILT.
5-SPEED DOG LEG TRANSMISSION.
ALUMINUM FLY WHEEL.
E30 M3 OEM CLUTCH KIT.
ALUMINUM RADIATOR ” 26 1/2 X 18 “.
SILICON RUBBER HOSE KIT.
14IN. ELECTRIC FAN.
MANOFIED MANDREL BENT 2 1/2IN. STAINELESS STEEL PIPING WITH MAGNAFLOW MUFLER.
MANOFIED CORSA ADJUSTABLE CAMBER AND FIXED CASTER PLATES ( FRONT ).
MANOFIED CUSTOM BUILT FRONT COIL OVERS.
BILSTEIN SPORT SHOCKE/SPRING FOR REAR.
ADJUSTABLE REAR TOE KIT.
ADJUSTABLE REAR CAMBER KIT.
ALL URETHANE BUSHINGS.
22mm. FRONT AND 22mm. REAR SWAY BARS.
WILWOOD 4-PISTON CALIPER FRONT.
WILWOOD CALIPER REAR.
11in. FRONT ROTOR.
10in. REAR ROTOR.
WILWOOD BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER.
WILWOOD ADJUSTABLE PROPORTIONAL VALVE.
STEEL BRAIDED BRAKE LINES.
OEM TURBO FLARES.
OEM FRONT TURBO SPOILER.
OEM TURBO TRUNK LID.
REAR EURO BUMPER.
OEM FACTORY MATCHED CHAMONIX PAINT.
RECARO FRONT SEATS 320IS.
FACTORY REAR SEAT.
CORSA ALUMINUM CENTER CONSOLE.
CORSA ADJUSTABLE SHIFTER.
EURO CLUSTER IN KM.
XXR 002 16X8 ET. 0 SQUARE SETUP.
205/40/16 TIRES STANCED.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL
OR MANOFIED WEB-SITE.
This is a pretty interesting car to me; it’s a little extreme for a road car but not built enough to be a true track-dog. It’s stuck in the middle as a show car or occasional driver; but it certainly looks quite nice and photographs well. The build sheet is pretty impressive, and overall – though it’s a little too close to the border to Stanceville – I think it looks pretty neat. I’d personally change the wheels up to something a little more classic – perhaps some gold BBSs, for example, and de-graphic it to have a sleeper, fun ride to shows. However, while I’m sure it cost all of the asking price to build this car, I can’t imagine paying over $40,000 for a 2002 at this time – especially one that wasn’t a clean, original car. At $20,000, it’s a lot of fun for the money; at double that amount, there’s a list of cars I’d rather own first.