About this blog
A little background on my BMW love affair. I was 15 and looking for a car to buy and my older brother and I passed a 1987 BMW 325 2 door 5 speed for $700. Thought nothing of it and went to work. Later that night we were looking at cars on the interwebs and we stumbled upon a E30 forum (I don't remember the particular one). Read all the wonderful things people said about the balance, the feel, the reliability of the M20, etc. And decided to go and take a look at the car we passed earlier that day. Bought it, drove the dog shit out of it and it held up like a champ! She was indestructible! It flung deer, ditches, and fences off those diving boards like it was nothing. We went through burnt valves, broken spider gears, and a worn out clutch, every time she was back in action better than before. When I went to college someone rear-ended me and the insurance totaled it (bought it back for a future project). My current daily driver is a 91 325i S50 5 speed swap that I bought after ole faithful went down.
Now for the part about '02s. It all started about a year ago when a friend emailed me a Craigslist ad for a 74 BMW 2002 sitting under a shed for 10 years and had rusted out floor pans but still drove and ran. I thought to myself, "Damn, I always thought those cars were awesome!" Some more Craigslist searching in the area lead me to no results around me. Whew! Dodged a bullet. Fast forward 6 months later, and my brother texted me a picture of another BMW 2002 he saw in a parking lot. This one looked much better (see below). If someone is reading this in the Raleigh area and this is your car, F**K YOU! You are going to cost me a lot of money because I fell in love with this car! Once again, I thought to myself, "Damn, I always thought those cars were awesome! I should build one!" I looked around my local area on Craigslist to no avail again. Fast forward a couple months later, I was perusing the Craigslist ads and an early 71 BMW 2002 was up for sale. A complete shell with most of the other parts strung about an attic, a garage, and another attic. We came to a deal and I was the proud owner of a 71 BMW 2002!