I automatically sent the vin to email@example.com to find out as much info as i could about the car. Here's the response i got.
The BMW 2002 US VIN ******* was manufactured on November 24th, 1972 and delivered on November 30th, 1972 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Inka, paint code 022.
Unfortunately i couldn't find any info on the original interior of the car.
this is my initial look over of the car. Very small amounts of rust, no rust in the rear shock towers and no rust in the rear subframe. There is some rust tho, and the most of it is from the piece that is not original to the car, the front end. Also over the years someone decided to cut plenty of holes for speakers.
Small hole rear seat area
slightly larger hole passengers footwell
Worst of the rust
Since the car doesnt have anything iv'e been randomly buying parts.
Monaco front seats
Went to the local yard and got some rear e24 seats
They clean up very well, but they are the wrong color.
Also got some rear door cars in near perfect condition. No pic yet.
Rear emblem that i may run or not, I'm not decided on that yet.
Authentic zender front spoiler
While purchasing the zender spoiler i stumbled across this. Its a 1976 2002 with a lot of negatives for trying to restore. It has bad rust in the rear shock towers, rear subframe and some other areas. To top it off there is no title. But the plus for me is that its a complete car, even the interior is intact right down to the shift knob.
Well that's where i leave y'all for now. I've only had the car for 2-3 months and i feel like i have made a lot of progress in trying to find parts for it.
I am undecided on an engine and transmission, but i am leaning more towards a turbo m10 with a 5 speed. Any other ideas?