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Just Picked up a One Owner 1972 2002 Original Survivor


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Hello,  Looking to chat about my '72 2002 automatic. Its a one owner car purchased in 1972 and owned by the same owner. Never retitled. I have the original title, the first registration card from purchase in 1972 and every year since! As well as insurance cards. Original manual, tool kit, spare tire.... Original survivor. Colorado Orange in an automatic. I'm in South Jersey if anyone is near and would like to chat about these cars.


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Well, you came to the right place.  Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the FAQ.  It looks like you found a really nice one.  If you could post some more photos, it might give us more to chat about : )  A photo of what is under the hood would be fun to see, for example.  Did the original owner work on the car?  What do you know of its mechanical maintenance history?




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Pretty car! Welcome to the site.


Someone will have some grille slats to sell you :)


Post more pics!




Stop reading this! Don't you have anything better to do?? :P
'73 320i /M2 2.5; '85 ///M635CSi ; '73 320i ugly car; '99 AMG C43


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Welcome to the '02 fraternity/sorority...Roundie automatics aren't very common, especially those that still have their A/Ts.  Most have been converted to either 4 or 5 speeds. 


This is a great place to learn about 2002s--literally thousands of years of expertise reside here, so don't be shy about questions--and the archives are great too.


If you send your VIN to BMW Classic they can tell you the car's original manufacturing date as well as when it was turned over to either the selling dealer (in Germany) or to the importer (Hoffman Motors in the US).




'69 Nevada sunroof-Wolfgang-bought new
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Welcome to the group.

Lots of fun, lots of great info to be found here. (Use the search function; it works!)

If you don't find the info you're looking for, all ya gotta do is ask!

Enjoy! And drive it often...

-Bob (also a '72 owner)

(current: 1972 Malaga 2002, VIN 2584644, build date July 26, 1972)


Previous: 1973 Sahara 2002 #2585896 (RIP), 1969 1600, 1971 2002, 1964 Triumph Herald convertible, 1965 Triumph Herald convertible, 1961 Triumph TR3A, 1967 Triumph TR4A-irs, 1959 Austin Healey 100/6, and about 10 other cars (most of which were quite boring)...

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Welcome and congrats, Pete!


And it LOOKS like a one-owner car as well!  Great find.


(The email address for BMW Archives, mentioned by Mike above, is:  info.grouparchiv@bmwgroup.com .)






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1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

1973 2002tii Inka, 2762757 (not-the-original owner)

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