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45th Anniversary - 2002ti victory at LeMans!

On June 14th and 15th 1975 a BMW 2002 took on the greatest endurance race in the world.  For the full story please see 'A BMW 2002 Takes on LeMans'  in the History and Reference section of Articles. 



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Setting off for the fuel economy run, which was a complicated prerequisite for qualifying in '75.  Note the extra lights have not been installed yet. 



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On the starting grid on Saturday afternoon. It was a hot summer day. 


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On the grid just before the start.  Note the high intensity rear red fog light and twin tanks.




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In the paddock before the sponsor decals were added.  The TS sticker on the door indicates the 'Touring Special' class. 




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I read this car was a Ti equipped with the F2 motor and double Dellorto sidedraft carbs. Any other specifications out there? Exhaust? motor internals? Transmission?


I also noticed, from these photos, it was a square tail light, probably '74, but shown with two different grills, one from a '74 and an earlier one. Any info how this came about? Was it in a wreck?


cool car, cool history. thanks

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Hmm,  The front looks as if they had the later black grills with an early kidney grill.  Wonder if the car still exists?  Would be a great addition to the BMWCCA Foundation or the factory museum in Munich.

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Sadly the car was parted-out and the body shell scrapped.  A sister car survives today in private hands, has the same internal spec. engine but with injection, not carbs. Some guys in Europe built a pretty good replica of the LeMans car.  

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