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1973 BMW 2002

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Classic Car Overview

1973 BMW 2002 $16,000

Black · 4 Cylinder · 200 miles

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

Some Stats:

  • 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

Full Disclosure
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

  • VIN

  • Classic Car ID

  • Stock Number

  • Category

    Import Classics
  • Condition

  • Trim Body Style

  • Bodystyle

  • Doors

    Two Door
  • Suspension

  • Suspension

  • Engine

  • Engine

    4 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain

  • Transmission

  • Transmission

  • Exterior

  • Exterior Color

  • Custom Exterior Color

    Epoxy Primer
  • Interior

  • Interior Color

  • Seat Color


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