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Restoration of 1973 2002 Tesoro and 1967 1600 Derby

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And so it begins! (DERBY) March 2, 2017

And so it begins! Getting some items ready for Derby and Tesoro's debut for their first time at Brisbane Swap and Show in May.... For those period correctos... the rear taillight lenses for US 1600's were red... however, EURO 1600's were amber centers. Derby originally came with original amber center lenses but they looked a bit faded so I swapped them out to the red centers... I like the red centers... but I'll be switching the taillight lenses back to the amber centers. Keeping Derby

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Lisa.02P

 

Happy DERBY Friday! February 10, 2017

Here is a short video of the exterior of Derby and some pics after I cleaned him up a little... I've noticed in pictures that the color is different from angles and lighting.... I absolutely am in LOVE with this car... it's so pure, unadulterated, simplistic beauty that makes it so attractive. Such a different caliber from a car like Tesoro... but both very special to me. More pics coming soon! Enjoy!     DRBY.MOV        <<<<<<

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Special Delivery! From Germany! February 3, 2017

This is my euro spec 1967 1600, 6volt.... matching #s in Derby.... restored 8 years ago in its beautiful original glory! I am the 4th owner of this stunning car and it's documented that this is one of only four in the world surviving matching#s original Derby 1600 car. I hope to share this journey with you as I start to preserve this vehicle by maintaining it to be period correct and original.... Tesoro is super happy to have someone to play with!    More pics on the way!

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Lisa.02P

 

Coo Coo for Cocomats! ? December 8, 2016

Decided to help save my carpeting and bought these sisal black cocomats! Pictures don't do this justice... the mats are durable and yet have a nice soft refined custom look to them! These are a great addition and I'm very pleased with the product!    

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Lisa.02P

 

INSANELY BRIGHT LED TAIL LIGHTS! November 30, 2016

I'm such a big advocate for safety components on our vehicles but also want to look cool doing so! ? I highly recommend these LED rear taillight set up kit! They are engineered LED circuit boards designed specifically for our 2002s to fit in perfectly for the lenses whether you're a roundie or square! I've been reading about too many rear end accident stories - that if our cars can be a little brighter... the better to be noticed! It doesn't make Tesoro immune .... but I think all

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Lisa.02P

 

Dream..... November 19, 2016

'Tesoro is what her dreams look like, embodied in a classic BMW'.... my favorite excerpt from @performancetechnic written by @misscourtneymae about me @02princesslisa and Tesoro... photographer @purtastudios   

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Sonoma Raceway C&C November 6, 2016

Beautiful day at Sonoma Raceway for their C&C! What a fun way to spend a Sunday! ??(Race fuel anyone?)Got to do 4 laps at Sonoma today with my 02 friend Bryan Bates in his Malaga tii and Dieter Stenger in his 912!  Tesoro has now got his tires all over at Laguna and Sonoma..... I love 'schooling' the guys around Tesoro, my bat ears instantly go up! ?LOL!  

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Lisa.02P

 

SOCAL Vintage October 8, 2016

Socal Vintage was such a HOT event. Literally! In a black car, with black interior and in 98 degree weather... it was roasting!   These events are always so fun to not just see the cars, but to put names to faces, and enjoy the camaraderie of within this 2002 community. Thanks to all who expressed to me how much you enjoyed following Tesoro's restoration story. Its delightful to hear such warm and positive comments and to also learn of other people's passion for their 2002s.   

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Lisa.02P

 

Gotta break in my 1500 miles! (Not kilometers!) September 17, 2016

What better way to do it by driving it down to 2002garagewerks for the final adjustment service! Made it here safe and sound with no issues! Tesoro is so strong and it was just cruising all the way on Hwy 5 at 112kmp. (I just like typing that cause it looks like we were racing..  I left at 4:30AM with water and redbull. Saw the sunrise and after 2 conservative stops, made it to LA in 7 hrs. I took my time as it was nerve wracking to me to get Tesoro to 2002garagewerks safely especially throu

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Lisa.02P

 

Ultimateklasse!!! August 30, 2016

Ultimateklasse just posted their Legends Blog! And Tesoro made the pic! Looks like I was just arriving and focused on unpacking at the Legends of the autobahn! Thanks #Ultimateklasse for the pic and props! ? http://ultimateklasse.com/…/8/…/legends-of-the-autobahn-2016    

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Lisa.02P

 

Laguna Seca Festorics Weekend !! August 21, 2016

Tesoro's on the parade lap today!! Amazing! What a dream come true! ? I'm in tears !?   One word to describe this weekend..... Euphoric!!! I'm floating on an 02 cloud right now! I met so many cool people and I'm truly thankful for the friendships that we have in this small 02 community! I would have liked to have visited Pebble Beach ... but if I did.. I would of missed out on this opportunity to drive in the parade lap! What a great way to break in the engine!  Pebble will

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