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Car And Driver Article From '68


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Seminal.   RIP David E. Davis, Jr.  


Although I realize it has been posted a hundred times before.  Perhaps more.  :)


Readers may find this one a little easier to read:




Home for Feral BMWs

1973 2002 Malaga (with frosting), 1982 323i Baur

1991 325ix (winter), 1977 320i (carbed), 1989 325ix

1989 325iC (summer), 1979 323i (project), 1978 320i (parts)


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That story, and a friend's purchase of one of the first '68 2002s that came to the US in April 1968 was what made me decide to buy my first 2002 in May 1969.  I choose it over a new Fiat 124 coupe--after the dealer's demo wouldn't start when I arrived for a drive the previous February--in upstate NY.  After sitting outside overnight John's 2002 started every morning the whole winter in below zero weather.  


Haven't regretted my choice--still have the car.



'69 Nevada sunroof-Wolfgang-bought new
'73 Sahara sunroof-Ludwig-since '78
'91 Brillantrot 318is sunroof-Georg Friederich 
Fiat Topolini (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite

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I have that entire article with mag cover framed & on the wall in my garage....better words were never written about the '02!  Classic article by a classic journalist. 


I was into cars in the 60's but I didn't see the light until later in my life! :-)  Back in the day I owned a now very rare '67 Chevelle (L78) SS396 (bought it new in '67), and then a '70 Opel GT (well, it's at least German)....loved both of those cars for different reasons.  I think the Opel proved to me early on that the German's "got it" when it came to cruising at speed with economy in mind, while the muscle car did just the opposite!


I do remember seeing 1600's/2002's on the highways though and wondering what the heck is that little boxy thing? :-)  I was just dumb...nobody lead me to BMW's until much later!  Such as it was in the Midwest....if I'd been on the East Coast I'm certain my story would be different!



Mit freundlichen Grüßen

John Weese

'72tii "Hugo"

'73tii "Atlantik"

'74 '02 "Inka"

'76 '02 "Malaga"

'72tii engine VIN 2760081 - waiting on a rebuild

"Keep your revs up and watch your mirrors!"

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