5k: Scarlet Fever: 1975 BMW 2002 4-speed

Another day, another good looking BMW 2002 with 4-speed manual gearbox found bidding on eBay for a decent price with no reserve.  New class platform car prices are on the way up, but what hasn’t changed in the past decade is that the BMW 2002 is a great starter classic for the man or woman on a budget.  Find this 1975 BMW 2002 here on eBay currently bidding for $6,600 with 2 days to go located in Pacoima, CA.

The BMW 2002 has been called the European
equivalent of the Ford Mustang or Datsun 510.  They are inexpensive, parts are
plentiful/cheap and, most importantly, they are easy to understand,
diagnose, and fix when things go wrong.

The BMW M05 (in the M10 series) 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder is rated at
100 horsepower and 106 ft-lbs of torque, which may not seem like much,
but does the job well given the 2002’s low mass.

The interior of this 2002 is very nice for the current asking price, which is a good thing because while you can source most of the parts from various places, it will cost a few bones to redo.  Save your money and let someone else do the restoration.

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