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13th US Production 2002?

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Posted by Jason R. at Heritage Motorsports a little while ago on Facebook.

" 1968 BMW 2002 #1660013

Every once in awhile, you must take on a project that tests your metal. This one decided to do so by having very little metal actually left in it. This 1968 BMW 2002 is VIN 1660013 the 13th US production 2002 ever made, and the earliest known survivor. The car is currently being dismantled, and will spend the rest of this year being stripped and prepped for historic racing. We hope to be campaigning this car in SCCA club events and HSR by next year. Long live Lucky #13."

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http://heritagemotorsports.us/projects/

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Good luck on this project. No doubt the car deserves to be saved, but damn, that's a lot of work. Lucky car to have found someone to bring it back from the brink.

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glad to see someone has the money, time and space

to preserve it - keep us updated

1 6 6 0 0 1 3 = 1660001 - 1680000 pre-1971 2002 usa

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I just messaged Jason about keeping us updated. Here is his response:

"Will do Tom. We've made some decent progress on 13 this year, and should be driving it to [email protected] this year. As a rat rod this year, and hopefully as a vintage race car next year."

So, anyone attending The Vintage in NC this spring may be able to see it in person!

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I owned 1660237 back in the mid seventies. The manual in the glovebox (which I still have) was for a 1600. I purchased it from the original owner - with 40k miles. It was a great car but if I recall it had some suspension pieces from the 1600. But that was a long time ago

Jeff

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clutch, perhaps no sway bars and possibly the wrong flywheel. I remember the R&T road test car didn't perform much better than the 1600, and BMW discovered it had been fitted with a 1600 flywheel, with the wrong timing marks (and presumably the 200 mm clutch).

A subsequent test with another car provided much better performance figures.

This one is the lowest number I've heard of in the 44 years I've owned 'em. I have the VIN plate from 1660900, which I found abandoned in a field many years ago.

cheers

mike

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This really makes me want to go to the Vintage... time to check my calendar! Long drive from Texas.

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