A rough but drivable BMW 2002 is one of the few vintage classics that you might want to both own and drive. What do I mean by that? There are some classics cars that you really want to own, but not drive — mint condition classics come to mind (can’t let the kids get gummy snacks in the classic honey, let’s take your minivan on our coastal road trip), or something Italian that’ll leave you stranded the first chance it gets or anything with an aircooled VW engine. And then there are classic cars that you really want to drive, but don’t feel the urge to own — something with a high strung engine and 5-figure repair bills waiting to bite ya (like a Ferrari) or a Mazda Miata with super low miles on the odometer. But within the world of classic cars there is this sweetspot of cars that you want to own because of the upsides of appreciation and ease of maintenance, AND you want to drive because they are fun. This scruffy looking BMW is the thing. Find this 1974 BMW 2002 offered for $8000 in Austin, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rramjet.
The BMW 2002 (1968-1976) was one of those hidden classics that wasn’t expensive to buy, maintain, or drive on a regular basis. Prices shot up a few years ago and now the Tii version is stupidly expensive, but you can still find the occasional basic 2002 for a reasonable chunk of cash. Today’s next example has a Gulf Racing paint scheme and some rust, but has some potential. Find this 1974 BMW 2002 offered for $8,500 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist.
The BMW 2002 was only sold in two door sedan configuration in the USA – while Europeans and others could purchase the cool looking Touring edition. The 2002 Touring was more of a hatch-back and less of a station wagon, but it ads a lot more headroom and a functional rear hatch to the diminutive […]
This next car comes from tipper Sean who writes: Would l like to see more pictures? Yes, but don’t ask. Why is it so close to the wall? Do I want this? yes if it for real. Does something seem fishy? yes. Find this 1973 BMW 2002 offered for $9500 via Los Angeles craigslist. See another […]
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CFlo’s State of the Fleet Address Here at the DT offices double-wide in the sky, it seems everyone has some sort of cool project car, wacky daily driver, or cheap performance machine. I think I might be the most deranged though, because at any given moment I need more than two full hands of fingers […]
Remember that BMW 2002 that wasn’t a BMW 2002? No? It was a tube frame chassis with some BMW parts hanging out on top of a small block Ford V8 and it went from $6k…then $10k..and finally for $15 with a new paint job each time — just read up on this article from 2013. […]
The BMW 2002 is on our short list of cars to buy now before they make the jump from classic junk to collectable junk. Especially keep an eye out for patina’d versions that have been grounded to the ground…like this 1976 BMW 2002 offered for $5,999 in Burlington, MA via craigslist. Tip from Art C. From […]
The BMW 2002 shouldn’t need much of an introduction to any car guy (or gal), but if you’ve been living under a rock — let me explain. German styling, good reliability, good handling, rugged 4-cylinder engine, daily driveable classic…all for a decent price. Caught up? Great. Now go buy this 1974 BMW 2002 offered for […]
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 […]
The BMW 2002 Touring hatchback was sold in Europe starting in 1971 and while it might look like it shares most sheet metal with the standard 2002, but the front windshield is raked back at a steeper angle and uses taller glass all around. Of the 30,000 Touring models produced (71-74) none were sold new […]