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MrNvgtr

1976 BMW 2002 / Green / 2.3L

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I bought this car in June 2007 from the prior owner in New Jersey who used the car primarily for DE and autocross events. At the time, the car was stripped down for lightweight advantages and only contained the bare essential performance upgrades and safety equipment needed for performance at the track.

Though my goals for the car were for more street use, it came in great shape and had most of the go-fast parts already installed. First, I removed the roll cage, replaced the solid suspension components and mounts with urethane, and removed the EPO switch. Then I went overboard with the engine and driveline, upgrading from it’s already potent condition with a hot cam and twin Weber 40 carburetors to a fully rebuilt, stroked and bored (2.0 to 2.3L), beast.

The rest is sort of unfortunate, as I never got it fully sorted out and tuned. Then I moved from FL to CO, where I had even more trouble with the finances to support the re-tuning and sorting out some bugs. I just now finally got it sorted. The major culprit ended up being too much voltage, which was cured by replacing the ignition control module. It now purrs like a kitten, but needs further tuning to unhide the beast within. The timespan between the rebuild and now stretches back about 4 years, and have unfortunately just lost emotional interest and have already moved on to a ‘91 Porsche 964. I can only afford one car, so this one has to move on to someone else’s care.

I’m not selling a perfect car, but a car with lots of goodies and tunability, so I've priced it to reflect this. I haven't added up the receipts yet, but it's probably nearing $25k in total. It’s a little finicky when starting cold, but once warmed up, it runs great. Depending on your desires, I believe it can be fine-tuned for much better performance. It handles like a dream. I love the suspension and how it feels in the corners. The fully rebuilt motor has approx 3,000 miles.

Details of work and upgrades are listed below:

Motor/Driveline:

- TWM individual throttle bodies

- TWM intake manifold

- TWM throttle body spacers

- TWM airbox

- TWM fuel rail

- TWM air horns

- S14 crank

- JE pistons (machined by Eric Kerman)

- E12 head

- Bosch fuel injection pump

- Haltech E6X EFI

- IE aluminum radiator w/overflow tank

- IE stainless intake/exhaust valves

- Schrick valve springs

- Schrick 304 cam

- Aluminum alternator pulley

- Used 320i 5-Speed

- Aardvark 5-Speed Conversion Kit

- New clutch (can't remember type right now)

Brakes:

- Dual Tilton custom remote master cylinder (boosterless)

- Interior brake bias adjustment valve

- Volvo discs/VW calipers

Exhaust:

- Stahl header

- Magnaflow exhaust and muffler

Suspension:

- Urethane rear subframe mounts

- Rear subframe mount inserts

- TEP rear strut tower brace

Electrical:

- new EFI with nicely sorted engine wiring

- Battery relocated behind rear strut brace

Interior:

- Esty carpet

- E21 cloth rear seat

- Rear seat belts

- E30 rear view mirror

- 5-speed shift pattern stickers

Exterior:

- E-code headlights

- Plug for former EPO switch hole on c-pillar

- Door handle gaskets

- Door seals

- Recently fixed a few dents, dings, and paint scrapes; freshly painted engine bay

Wheels/Tires:

- Superlite GTR 15" wheels

- Sumitomo HTR-Z tires

I am asking $13,000. New price: $11,000. The title is free and clear. It's been in one stop light rear bumper bender that I'm aware of, but I had that fixed perfectly. The registration has expired, but there are plenty of nice winding neighborhood roads to take it out for a test drive. Unfortunately the expired registration may cause an issue for getting it to a mechanic for a proper PPI. There’s one close by that I’d risk driving to, but it’s not a European car specialist and I have no history with them.

I can be reached for further information at the email address below. I’m fairly quick with my email replies, so that’s a good way to reach me. Then if needed, we can exchange phone numbers and go from there. The car is located at my residence in north Colorado Springs, Colorado. Personal visits and test drives are welcome.

Thanks,

Michael

[email protected]

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I hate having to bump this because it should sell itself. I just bought a 964 that was posted 9 months prior and the owner sort of forgot about it and was enjoying the car. Well, that's not the case for this 2002. It's gotta go.

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fellow members pointed me to this thread. Your offer is very tempting.

Think this car would do fine driving back to the east coast?

Yes, I believe it would do fine. Personally, I'd ship it, and historically have done so with most of the old cars I've bought. However, yes, it should make it just fine.

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SpudLime -

I'll go out there and drive it back for you.... just say the word.

Matt

How much you gonna charge me?

Hm.. that's interesting... I'd probably do it for travel costs... not sure if it'd be a deal for you. But for the chance to drive that beautiful beast across country, I'd do it. ;) I have friends in CO, and places to crash on the way home....

Maybe we could make it advantageous to both of us....

Just looked - $120 plane ticket BDL to DEN. I'll get a friend to get me to the car, then gas to get back... then a train ticket from DC to BDL.

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SpudLime -

I'll go out there and drive it back for you.... just say the word.

Matt

How much you gonna charge me?

Hm.. that's interesting... I'd probably do it for travel costs... not sure if it'd be a deal for you. But for the chance to drive that beautiful beast across country, I'd do it. ;) I have friends in CO, and places to crash on the way home....

Maybe we could make it advantageous to both of us....

Just looked - $120 plane ticket BDL to DEN. I'll get a friend to get me to the car, then gas to get back... then a train ticket from DC to BDL.

That seems fair. Still making my decision, and shooring up fundage.. But very cool.

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