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This blog will cover the restoration of my 1968 1600-2, VIN: 1561262, purchased in December of 2017.  Got a little something different planned for this car than what I've seen done around here... ;)   

 

 

 

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A little inspiration.

A little inspiration.

Last year, through a friend, I had the pleasure of meeting Robert Egger, the creative genius behind Specialized Bicycles.  He was an awesome guy, and I think this article describes him perfectly... https://rouleur.cc/editorial/egger-specialized-fun-creative-director/   Besides us both having an industrial design background, there was another common thread between us... BMW 02 ownership!  Robert had recently completed his project car and I got the chance to get a look at it up close. 

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Recaro Refurb

Recaro Refurb

I've had a couple of questions about the seat upholstery on my project car, so I'll provide some additional details...    First of all, the car came to me with a set of VW GTI Mk2 Recaros installed. I immediately loved the size and support of the seats, but the blue velvet just wasn't quite the look I had in mind.  😉  Given all the work ahead, it seemed kind of silly to target the seats as one of the first pieces to complete, but it really helped me "anchor" the rest of my choices.  I

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Other Parts for the build.

Other Parts for the build.

Some of the other parts I've collected for my "restoversion" of my 1968 1600-2.    Picked up these custom 15" MIM wheels from the buy/sell section of the forum as the owner was upgrading to BBS basketweaves.  I think the gunmetal centers and polished lips will work well with the Etna blue and provide a slightly more modern look as this is certainly not going to be a "period" correct restoration.  I got a chance to check them out on chargin's car in the BMW corral at the historics at La

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Elektro - MG?

Elektro - MG?

As reported in my first post, I intend to build my 1968 1600 into a full electric conversion while retaining the character of the car that we've all come to know and love.  It's a great idea, and one that I owe much credit to my father for planting.  My Dad has always been into British cars.  He owned Triumphs, MG's, and even a XKE Jaguar when I was young.  There were always projects in the garage and you always knew where to find Dad...   Fast forward 20+ years, and he's still at it. 

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Elektro - Antrieb

Elektro - Antrieb

Hello, 2002FAQers!  I've been lurking on the site for some time now since acquiring a 1968 1600-2 (VIN 1561262) about a year and a half ago.  I've decided to start a blog based on the belief that someone out there might find my project somewhat interesting.  Here goes... I'm converting the car to full electric.  The 1602e was the first true BMW electric car, built in 1972 for support of the Munich Olympic games.  These electric 1602s were the precursor to BMW's "i" division.  So... you might cal

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