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1971 BMW 2002 with 5-Speed

  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 2002
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 109105
  • VIN: 2574292
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 2.0
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual 5-Speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Burlington, North Carolina, United States


I purchased this 1971 BMW 2002 in 2009 and completed the initial restoration in 2011. I sold it to a local friend who enjoyed it until early 2018 at which time I bought it back and refreshed a few things in need. I also updated the interior, installed a Getrag 245 5-speed, Ireland Engineering exhaust and completed a number of other improvements. I drove it to Vintage 2018 in Hot Springs, NC, the largest gathering of classic BMWs on the east coast, where it was awarded People’s Choice from over 600 registered attendees. That’s the only car specific award given at Vintage and it was during the 50th anniversary year of the iconic 2002. It’s a stunning, one of a kind, car that performs well and draws a lot of positive attention. Build details follow for work between 2011-2019:
Glass out respray in 2011 in BMW 024 Verona red (portions corrected 2018)Frenched Kamei type fiberglas air dam with shaved side markers done with remarkable craftsmanshipNew exterior knee and belt trim and badgesRe-chromed rear bumper with euro seam covers and impact stripHella H4 headlights with authentic Italian turn signalsBayern Mesh 15x7 wheels with 2018 Hankook 195/50/15 tiresH&R sport springs with Bilstein HD shocks and strutsAluminum strut braceLow mileage replacement steering box with Ireland Engineering polyurethane coupler, new seals and fresh Sta-Lube hypoid gear oilIreland Engineering braided stainless steel brake lines installed along with brake booster, master cylinder, calipers, wheel cylinders, clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cylinderPedal box rebuiltRebuilt cylinder head, new timing chain, water pump and remanufactured radiatorResealed engine after inspection of bearings and cylinder wallsWeber 38 carburetor with electric choke123-Distributor with electronic ignitionHigh output e21 alternatorTii exhaust manifold, NOS down pipe and Ireland Engineering 2” stainless steel exhaust (2019)Aardvarc Racing built 3.91 LSD with synthetic gear oil and new seals (2019)New inner and outer axle boots (2019)Resealed Getrag 245 5-speed with Redline gear oil, Ireland Engineering shift platform, short shift kit, ZHP shift knob and clutch slave (2019)New driveshaft center bearing and guibo (2019)Aardvarc Racing reupholstered e21 Recaros in German vinyl with matching rear seatEsty salt and pepper carpet, trunk mat and center consoleStitched 2-piece dash with NOS Raid steering wheel with stitched leather cover to complimentNew headliner, sun visors, window and door seals3-Point front seat belts and new rear lap beltsAlpine satellite radio receiver with Polk 6x9” speakers under rear seat
Oil was just changed with Brad Penn 20W50 and a new Mann filter. Brake fluid flushed as well with new master cylinder and wheel cylinders. I estimate about 12,000 miles have been driven since the 2011 restoration. Total miles unknown. I am happy to answer questions and can share a link to more photos all of which are unfiltered and unedited. I welcome and encourage local inspection while the auction is active. If you have zero or negative feedback, please contact me before bidding. Thank you for viewing my auction.