Lot 119 - 1975 BMW 2002
|Odometer reading||1,995 miles|
BMW's director of product planning, Helmut Werner Bönsch and Alex von Falkenhausen, the designer of the BMW M10 engine, had both been owners of a 1600-2 (1602) and subsequently had both installed a two-litre engine in their respective cars. Following the realisation that they had both made the same modification, they prepared a joint proposal to BMW's board to manufacture a two-litre version of the 1602. At the same time, American importer Max Hoffman was asking BMW for a sporting version of the 02 series that could be sold in the United States. The 1990cc engine was made available in 1968 in two states of tune; the base single-carburettor 2002, producing 100bhp as in the 2000 and 2000C and the dual-carburettor high compression 2002Ti, producing 120bhp as in the 2000Ti and 2000CS, later a fuel injection model was introduced - the Tii.
This very nice example of this iconic German classic was built in Germany and exported to California in 1975 and imported to the UK in 2018 and registered in 2019. It was then restored and rebuilt between 2019 and 2020. The car is presented in its original colour of Golf Yellow (resprayed in 2019 and invoice in the history file). The interior shows nice patina of light wear throughout, including the dash and a small tear in the driver’s seat. The original radio is present but currently not operational and there is a selection of invoices for parts used in the restoration. It comes with a sunroof which is operated manually, thirteen inch alloys which are in good condition, a copy of the Californian title and its two litre engine is mated to a gearbox from a BMW 316 (E21), wooden three-spoke steering wheel and the headlining has been renewed. These are very ‘retro’ and popular BMWs, particularly when presented in the nostalgic Golf Yellow.
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