1973 BMW 2002
Coupe Car for sale in York Beach, Maine 03910
York Beach, ME
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1973 BMW 2002 $16,000
I'm Not Worthy.
I found this rare car in remarkable condition in a barn where it had been hidden away for over twenty years. It needed some attention, but far less than I expected. Nevertheless, what it did need was done by Yankee craftsmen that have over 30 years each of high-caliber, professional bodywork and mechanical experience. We tackled all the major stuff (see below) with quality parts and materials to get it on the road (which was all I had originally planned to do) and then I found I was amazed at how much I love to drive it - it's tight, responsive, turns a lot of heads, and is just plain fun.
But by then I had realized that I am not the right guy to own a unique vehicle like this because - now that it's solid and reliable - I would just drive it until it was dead, and this car really needs someone that is really into classic autos to do it justice. I wish I didn't feel the need to sell it - because it's the best car I've ever owned - but I don't deserve a great car like this; it should belong to someone that will care for it properly.
- runs & drives prefectly
- shock towers are pristine
- frame and underbody sound
- last year of the round tail lights
- I am the third owner, second owner's records end in 1990 at odometer reading of 47,500 miles after the turn (147,500 miles).
- When I bought it, odometer was at 58,066, but by then the odometer gears had slipped and it stopped turning over.
- I put about a thousand miles on it before the 2016 engine rebuild, and about 200 miles after.
- Weber carb
- Mallory solid state ignition
- light-duty trailer hitch
Recent Restoration/Installed Parts - a partial list
- rebuilt engine (bored 40 thousandths over)
- glass-out, bare-metal body restoration (very few bad spots patched with new metal)
- epoxy primer (more durable than finish coats)
- new hi-grade brake lines throughout
- new calipers, pads, rear shoes
- new seals (windshield, back window, trunk, sunroof)
- new fuel pump
- carb rebuild
- new transmission mount
- speedo cable
- replaced coolant choke with electric
- PCV tank
- auxiliary 12v and USB outlets hidden below center console
- custom birdseye maple center console panel
Extra Parts For You
- new muffler
- odometer gear kit
- replacement turn signal switch
- additional trim
- original owner's manual
- BMW factory service manual
These are all the things I know of that are not perfect - all are minor, most fixes can be done over a weekend. None affect driveability.
- odometer not turning, kit included
- muffler near end of life, new muffler inclued
- speedo was working but jumpy - helper installed new cable, but didn't seat it properly - needs re-seating
- turn signals all work, but switch is spotty, new switch included
- drivers side door has a patch on the vinyl
- two or three cracks in the dashboard
- door locks are a little sticky
- a few bad connections/bulbs need attention behind the dash
1973 BMW 2002 Specifications
Classic Car ID100812284
Trim Body Style
Custom Exterior ColorEpoxy Primer
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