I owned many o2’s back in the 70’s
i also own a 1972 known as “square Grouper “.
my first Bmw was a 1600 that I purchased back in 1971 and drove from west palm to as far north above Quebec as possible .
This is a picture from that trip.
there have many more Bmw’s And always
used for road trips and camping. Many of
My bmw pictures from back then the car
was just in the back ground. I never knew
that someday these cars would become
a cult in them self’s .
34 years later I decided I should work on my bucket list and I always said I’d do another road trip in a o2.
the decision was made to purchase a perfect o2 roundie with sunroof. Easy decision, tuff search. Tough, dispiriting ,
travels across country meeting liars and cheats, every sort of bondo filling low life
then I found the perfect car for me
1972 Bmw 2002 , roof and completely original, every last piece and most of all
No Rust. That car was transported to palm beach where the complete interior was removed and cleaned, the complete brakes, suspension replaced and then it was shipped to Ray Korman who rebuild engine to stage II and had the car repainted. Stunning ...
i have driven it to the Vintage 3x, trips down the blue ridge parkway and total
9,000 miles of fun.
Now for this car I’m starting the Blog about.
late one night I find myself looking at a BAT
auction of a 1968 bmw 1600 from a estate sale. The details listed a inherited car that had been parked with 43,000 miles
( yeah sure, ....)
too good to be true and the car was listed
and displayed in the worst manner.
It was advertised as a project and although it stated that all parts were included and there was only a little surface rust, it looked terrible and it appeared to have
lots of rust red everywhere .
The BAT critics are brutal and rude bunch
most ard lurking in the background trying to show their knowledge thtough criticism .
they tore it apart and I think caused interested parties to Not Bid.
i found it interesting that no one could see past a few trivial matters and know the value of this car.
looking at the location ( Brasstown North Carolina ) and knowing the geography I
suspected that all the red rust color was really Red Clay and it was.
After a bat battle I found myself the owner
of yet another rust free o2.
And now I’m blogging