1973 BMW 2002 Touring
- Condition: Used
- Make: BMW
- Model: 2002
- Trim: Touring
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 10,882
- Engine size: 2.0
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 BMW 2002
This 1973 BMW 2002 Touring was found in Germany last year and selected for import. After negotiation with the previous owner it was imported to the United States in October of 2015 as a restoration project for itsfutureowner. This touring shows approximately 10,882 kilometers on theodometer, total kilometers/mileage isunknown. After a winter in storage, a month or so of reconditioning and over 500 kilometers on American roads we are ready to sell this vehicle to its next owner.
This rare BMW has been recommissionedto running driving condition after several years off the road in a private collection. The coolant, engine oil and brake fluid have been flushed or changed as needed. Although the body shows areas that need rust and paint repair this is a verystructurallysoundvehicle and could be enjoyed as is if the buyer does not want to undertake a full restoration. The brake system has been unlocked and renewed since purchase. The brake pads, rotors and front wheel bearings were replaced, the rear brakes have been flushed but will need further service in the near future. In addition to the brake repairs and new fluids, all of the soft fuel lines and filter have been replaced. Repairs were performed to the wiring system, the instrument cluster was rebuilt to fully functional condition, and a rebuilt Bosch starter was installed. The car has also been given a basic tuneup which included setting the timing, installation of a new distributor cap, rotor, and spark plugs.
According to the BMW Archives this vehicle was originally delivered with Sahara beige paint, the previous owner stated that it was repainted in the late 1990's to its current shade of Amasonasgrun. The color change was well performed with little evidence of the original color remaining. The door jambs, luggage area and engine compartment were painted to match the exterior. Since import the touring receivedan extensive interior and exterior detail, more than 10 hours of cleaning performed in the last week. That being said please remember the paint is nearly 20 years old so it does show bubbling, rock chips, scratches and touch ups. As shown in the photographs the seats and headliner are in good overall condition with only minor flaws, the dash is nearly crack free. New carpet was installed on the shock towers and anew Vintage Autobahn driver side view mirror was installed on the car to replace a worn out unit. The final touch was the install of the set of four 13x5" F.P.S. OEM alloy wheels, matching spare, and new 185/70/13 Maxis tires.
After performing all of these repairs this touring is in running driving condition but in need of further refurbishment to be a reliable daily driver. The car has been driven to a few events in the Portland area over the last weeks, we have not had any trouble with it. As stated the rear brake shoes and drums should be replaced since they are very old. The engine runs smoothly but does show light smoke on startup and hard deceleration, it would benefit from a valve job or engine rebuild in the future. The transmission shifts very smoothly and does not have any synchro issues, the rear differential sounds good as well. The lights, blinkers, gauges, wipers, windshield washers, heater, horn, window regulators, and door locks are all operational.
While this car is on its way to a restoration the buyer should assume that manycomponentswill need repair. I would feel comfortable driving this vehicle a couple hundred miles or so to get home but beyond that point the buyer should bring a trailer, toolbox ortow-truck. The car is available for inspection in the Portland, Oregon area at any point during the auction. Please come and see the car before purchase so that you know exactly what you arebuying. I can also make the car available for inspection at a local independent BMW mechanic for interested parties. Buyer responsible for all shipping charges and $750 deposit within 24 hours of auction close, remainder to be paid within 3 business days of auction. This vehicle can be registered in any state except California, if you are located in California you assume the registration risk when bidding. All customs, import, and ownership documents are included in the sale. I am happy to arrange worldwide transport at buyers expense. Seller reserves the right to cancel auction at any time since the vehicle is listed for sale locally. Interested parties with questions about this car can contact us through eBay or our website for more information. There are over 100 photos of the touring available at flickr.com/photos/37351820@N06/albums/72157671249213446