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I recently whipped up a small preview of available 02 books which I posted over on the British 02forum.  The list is by no means exhaustive, but is based purely on the books that I happen to have on my own bookshelf.  Anyhow, I figured some of you guys here on FAQ might also find it useful.  I'm actually not even sure if a similar thread has perhaps already been started here on FAQ - if so, please accept my apologies for the duplicate...  


To actually give this thread some gravitas, I've added a bit of info on each book and even give it "Das Original Polizei rating" on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being pretty damned lousy and 5 being fan-farkin-tastic.  Obviously this will be my own personal rating and others might have different views on a given book, in which case I encourage you to add your own thoughts and comments to the thread.  That will give anyone reading this thread as broad a view as possible before deciding to buy a given book...

 

Das Erste NullZwei Buch
By Thomas Müller.
German text only.
Hardback.  176 pages.  33 x 24 cm
First published 1989.
Published by Mottendruck.
Das Original Polizei rating: 5/5

 

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Autos die Geschichte machten - BMW 02 - Die neue Klasse
By Thomas G. Müller.
German text only.
Hardback.  154 pages.  23 x 25 cm
First published 1996.
Published by Motorbuch Verlag.
Das Original Polizei rating: 5/5

 

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Das Grosse BMW-02-Buch
By Stefan Schrahe.
German text only.
Hardback.  162 pages.  34 x 25 cm
First published 1988.
Published by HEEL-Verlag.

Das Original Polizei rating: 4/5

 

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BMW Profiles - The BMW 02 Series - The Cult Car
By Walter Zeichner.
English or German text.
Hardback.  142 pages.  28 x 25 cm
First published 1998.
Published by BMW Mobile Tradition.
Das Original Polizei rating: 5/5

 

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BMW '02 Restoration Guide
By Mike Macartney.
English text only.
Softback.  224 pages.  27 x 20 cm
First published 1998.
Published by Brooklands Books.
Das Original Polizei rating: 4/5

 

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The BMW 2002 - A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic Sporting Saloon
By James Taylor & Mike Macartney.
English text only.
Hardback.  176 pages.  22 x 15 cm
First published 1996.
Published by Brooklands Books.
Das Original Polizei rating: 3/5

 

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Legende BMW 02
By Schneider & Schrader.
German text only.
Hardback.  248 pages.  28 x 23 cm
First published 2010.
Published by Schneider Text.
Das Original Polizei rating: 3/5

 

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BMW 2002 - The Restorer's Reference
By James Taylor.
English text only.
Hardback.  160 pages.  28 x 22 cm
First published 2013.
Published by Motorbooks.
Das Original Polizei rating: 1/5

 

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BMW 1500 - 2002 1962-77
By Walter Zeichner.
German text only.
Hardback.  98 pages.  21 x 20 cm
First published 1988.
Published by Schrader Automobil Bücher.
Das Original Polizei rating: 2/5

 

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Young Classics - BMW 02
By various authors from Young Classics.
German text only.
Softback.  166 pages.  28 x 22 cm
First published 2013.
Published by Delius Classing Verlag.
Das Original Polizei rating: 4/5

 

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BMW 1600 - Collection No. 1
Compiled by R.M. Clarke
English text only.
Softback.  72 pages.  27 x 20 cm
First published ?
Published by Brooklands Books.
Das Original Polizei rating: 2/5

 

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BMW 2002 - Collection No. 1
Compiled by R.M. Clarke
English text only.
Softback.  72 pages.  27 x 20 cm
First published ?
Published by Brooklands Books.
Das Original Polizei rating: 2/5

 

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BMW 2002 - 1968-1976
Compiled by R.M. Clarke
English text only.
Softback.  100 pages.  27 x 20 cm
First published ?
Published by Brooklands Books.
Das Original Polizei rating: 2/5

 

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As already mentioned, thus far this is a collection of the 02 books I have in my little library of automotive books.  Should I buy more books in the future, I'll make sure to update this thread.  Equally, if you have a 02 book that is not already in the list above, please do add it, so we can get as complete a representation as possible.
Enjoy...   ;)

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2 hours ago, conkitchen said:

Memoirs of the Hack Mechanic-if not mentioned already 

 

Heh... I just knew someone would point out that I am missing that one!

 

My apologies to Rob, I've really wanted to purchase that book for a long time now.  Perhaps this will be the kick up the backside that I need to finally do something about it...  ;)

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Yeah, see I figured that would happen...  :rolleyes:

 

Oh well, at least I'm glad that I was able to add some new 02 books to the list you guys had already come up with.

If you as an administrator are able to merge my list into the exsisting list, then please feel free to do so...

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Some great looking books there Anders.  Thanks for sharing.

 

ISBN numbers would be good to help search them out.

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