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I am wondering if it is possible to put green tinted windows on a 2002 from 1968? I am thinking of this in terms of originality.

My car is built in september 1968, and I have not seen a list of option that mention this before january/february 1969.

Maybe someone knows if it was possible to order green tinted windows in september 68?

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I think they were clear until 1971 fwd, but the green should fit - same mechanicals / same size

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available until sometime in 1970/71 (possibly with the "modell 71" cars, introduced in April '71).

I have all the original sales literature for 2002s and tinted glass doesn't show as an option on the 68-70 models. 2002 tinted glass is a very light tint--hard to see unless side-by-side with clear, so you're not gonna gain that much in terms of dimming the interior, so if you're going for stock, stick with clear glass. And BTW, even though a heated rear window is shown as an option on '68-69 cars, it wasn't available 'till 1970. I know, I tried to order my car with a heated backlight in Jan '69, and was told it wasn't available for that model year.

cheers

mike

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And BTW, even though a heated rear window is shown as an option on '68-69 cars, it wasn't available 'till 1970. I know, I tried to order my car with a heated backlight in Jan '69, and was told it wasn't available for that model year.

Mike,

I owned VIN 1668093 from June '73 until I (stupidly) totaled it in early '75. The build date was September 8, 1969. It was registered as a '69 but, in hindsight, was obviously a '70 model. It had a heated rear window operated by pulling out the heater's blower switch. It had low miles -- 16,000+ -- when I bought it (because it needed a left front clip), one owner, and was so unmolested that I strongly suspect the heated rear window was original. It took me 6 months to figure out how to turn on the heated rear window: the owner's manual, dated July '69, which admittedly shows the early chrome-faced dash and 2-spoke wheel, doesn't mention the feature at all.

Regards,

Steve

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that clever heater blower switch (pull out for the heater blower, turn for the rear window defogger). Also, your VIN is too high for a model year '69, although it may have been assembled in calendar year '69, after 1 Sept.

Took me nearly 20 years to find a clear, heated backlight for my '69, and the one I finally found came off a Euro spec 1600--in rural Georgia, of all places.

cheers and thanx for the update.

mike

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I am wondering if it is possible to put green tinted windows on a 2002 from 1968?

Both of my cars (68 2002 & 71 1600) have clear glass, I don't think I've ever really thought about life with the slight green tint, there is nothing wrong with adding it if you prefer the look. If you want to go this route, lots of folks stockpile glass because it's hard to ship/sell, post a WTB advert and maybe you can find someone in your area.

I have a partial unheated kit from a 72 minus one door glass and a front windscreen if you are interested.

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that clever heater blower switch (pull out for the heater blower, turn for the rear window defogger). Also, your VIN is too high for a model year '69, although it may have been assembled in calendar year '69, after 1 Sept.

Took me nearly 20 years to find a clear, heated backlight for my '69, and the one I finally found came off a Euro spec 1600--in rural Georgia, of all places.

cheers and thanx for the update.

mike

Thanks, Mike. Good to know after all these years. Back in the day, I never thought about VINs, build dates, or model years. I simply (and blindly) accepted the incorrect Pennsylvania DOT registration of the car as a '69 model.

Regards,

Steve

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that clever heater blower switch (pull out for the heater blower, turn for the rear window defogger). Also, your VIN is too high for a model year '69, although it may have been assembled in calendar year '69, after 1 Sept.

mike

Circling back to close the loop. Finally got confirmation from BMW Group Archives. Just as you said, my first 02 was not a '69 -- as registered -- but was a '70 manufactured September 8th, 1969, with title delivered to Hoffman Motors on September 15th, 1969. Amazingly, the car was delivered to the initial owner by the dealer, H.A. Boyd, Inc. of Lebanon, PA, on October 18, 1969, an amazingly short 6 weeks after its manufacture!

Chamonix, with a sunroof. Just over 16,000 miles when I bought it June 5, 1973: original XAs's less than half worn. Yes, I totaled it! It's really OK: I've done stupider things!

Regards,

Steve

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