Budget Bimmer: 1972 BMW 2002

The BMW 2002 isn’t the fastest car to drive from the 2nd golden era of motoring (the first was the roaring twenties, then the 1960s-1973, and well…now…but I digress) but it offers a good combination of driveability and classicality…but of which aren’t strictly speaking “words”…but the BMW 2002 isn’t really an automobile, either.  It’s a statement.  Find this 1972 BMW 2002 offered for $7,500 near San Antonio, TX. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

Time to part with my favorite toy–my ’02
Have lots of extra parts–transmission, front “A” frames, steering box, extra back lenses, etc. 
This car was partially restored by my brother, and he did the following items to it: – The original engine was swapped with one from a 1984 3-series— Original engine was a M05 has a bore of 89 mm and a stroke of 80 mm. It produces 75 kW (101 hp), 8.5:1 compression, Solex 40 PDSI carburetor— Replaced with a 1.8 liter M-10 engine with a Webber carburetor, electronic ignition. Bore is 89 mm (3.5 in), stroke is 71 mm (2.8 in).— The 1972 M05 and the 1984 M10 are both considered “M10” engines, they are visually identical (except the 1.8l stamp), the 1984 has updated bearings, ignition, carburetor, oiling, etc. 

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