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Lets see how this turns out, shall we?
As I turn the key for the 1st time, it just....WAIT, WAIT, WAIT... lets back up a bit.
My 1st BMW drive was 20 years ago in a E21. I was hooked! But it wasn't until Hurricane Katrina that I realized that my SUV was sucking in too much gas and I should look for something a little more efficient. Plus I wanted a new project. I have always liked the E30 with a passion Ever since about 1990. So I purchased on completely stock and brought it up to what I have always envisioned. I installed all the go fast bits and a M50 swap. It sure was fun
That was a great car but while I had it, I lusted for a cabrio, so I went to find one and build it to my liking.
Kinda thinking of something else and found this at a farm and brought it back to life.
I sold the Coupe and the MT2 cabrio. I did complete write-ups on them on r3vlimited.
Enough of E30s. Ive been going to The Vintage for 12 years and have always lusted for a 02. Since my cabrio was were I liked it, I became bored as its was pretty much done and has been for several years. I have been on the fence on kicking it to the curb but I haven't been able to do it.
I happen to be driving downtown Raleigh when I spot this lil gal on the side of the road with a city sticker on it that read register it or it gets towed on it. As found...
It just needed a good home. The owner was not living in the area but I was persistent in finding him. A few knocks on some doors lead me to someone that had his number. I called, we met, agreed on a price, and I towed her home.
The facts as of then. Non running 1972 2002, 4 speed with a aftermarket sunroof, AC car. Sahara respray with only 2 holes, one on the passenger side door and spare wheel compartment. Came with small records, original tool kit, and a 32/36 carb in literally 100 pieces. The PO said it did not run good and he decided to tackle the carb rebuild himself. Im assuming he ran out of time and steam so it just sat there. Carbs are new to me but I was up for a challenge.
Once I got it home I powerwashed it and scrubbed as much as could to really she what Im working with. Plenty of potential!
Time to start ordering parts.