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1973 BMW 2002 from Dracut, Massachusetts on ebay

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Second edit...it is a repost... http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/174550-1973-in-massachusetts-you-gotta-love-ebay/

sorry about that



Is anyone familiar with this car?


I looked to see if this had already been posted here and didn't see it (apologies if this is a re post)


Description on ebay

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 2591168

Beautifully restored '1973 BMW 2002. This car has had a strip down to bare metal restoration. All glass,doors, sunroof panel, hood and trunk lid were removed. All new glass gaskets,door gaskets,weather seal for sunroof have been replaced. All the chrome as the stainless trim is (OEM) (nos). Tail light housing and lens are (OEM) (nos) as are the tail light gaskets. Interior is original and beautiful camel tan with original head rest, Headliner is original without a tear, Carpet is original and clean. Has a (Franco Varisco Nardi) Steering -Wheel  Old School,Original, Enkie "13 basket wheels with new radial "13 radial tires. I have the original boxes the wheels came in. Engine may have been rebuilt some time ago. Runs cool. Rebuilt Weber carburetor, Re-cored radiator, All brake lines, calipers, wheel cylinders shoes and drums have been replaced. Drive shaft center bearing was replaced also. New clutch and lighter flywheel have been replaced New headers and complete exhaust. Has a cassette AM/FM stereo that works. The '73 is the last year for the competitive body style and the most desirable. This car came from Southern California in the 90s. The Grill is the later model style. The heater needs a new electric motor the A/C condenser has been removed and the Hazard switch needs replacing. Comes with rolling parts car with title and rebuilt engine. Extra transmission, 2 rear-ends  2 sets of front fenders, 2 are (nos). If you would like to do an inspection of this fine sports car please contact me. Any further questions, Please call, James B. Mckenna (978)888-8103 There's is no Warranty expressed or implied and automobile is sold as is. Shipping must be the new owners responsibility. And a time frame can be discussed, for the car is in winter storage.         


On Dec-21-15 at 16:31:41 PST, seller added the following information:

Clear Mass. title. Serial number is on engine. The original ID. plate was lost during the restoration as was the pad on the steering column when interior was removed. The restoration had started in the 1st. restoration shop and  moved to another shop for completion



Q:  Was the body hacked up for the grill? Is it a new front clip? Dec-22-15 A:  The valance was damaged from the car being towed. When the replacement panel was ordered the only (OEM) that was available in 1990 was the later panel. The nose is all original. I hope I've answered your questions and concerns. Thanks for your interest.


EDIT...I forgot to post the link to ebay...



Edited by gallian93

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his answer doesn't match the car...based on the horrible distant pictures he has on ebay, if the car is a 73, it does have a 74-76 nose and grill...i'd ask for close up pics of the front and under the hood

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I first saw this car on Ebay 2 years ago (same Seller). At that time he stated the car had just been repainted Atlantik; it looks like Riviera. So I wonder how much this Seller knew about the car at the time of that auction.


As had been said, if the interior seats/panels are original then they were probably original to another car. The lighter blue carpet is likely original if, indeed, the car was originally Riviera.


Would need a good looking over before purchase.

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....As had been said, if the interior seats/panels are original then they were probably original to another car. The lighter blue carpet is likely original if, indeed, the car was originally Riviera....

Round taillight cars had bound, multi-piece carpeting. This looks to be molded, single-piece carpeting from a square taillight car. In addition, round taillight cars with navy blue interiors used the same salt-and-pepper carpeting (actually, light and dark gray) used in cars with black interiors. I believe blue carpeting first appeared with the square taillight cars. I particularly note this because I've owned a very original '70 and a very original '76 with navy blue interiors and this car's carpets look quite similar to those in my '76. So the carpeting is not original.

The seats and door cards are quite nice! But I have no idea what exterior color this car was originally, so I'd wait to hear the factory exterior color before I opined on whether the seats and door cards might be original to this car. My doubts about the car's original color arise solely because I don't see any original paint, and because the luggage compartment has been painted black, a common feature of color-changed cars -- or rusty, or rust-repaired cars.

Speaking of which, the rubberized undercoating on the two rear wheel wells (shock towers) is not uniform in texture, suggesting there may be rust repairs under that thick black paint. Check carefully.



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