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Manufacturing Date Database ---> Birthdays


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I know @02Les has a massive database of almost every '02 that comes across the internet (and beyond) ... but I'm curious 'born on' dates.

My curiosity/obsession is two fold:

1: There was just a car posted to the registry that has the exact same manufacturing data as my 'Verona' car ... 02 OCT 1969. ... which caught my eye because it is also my birthday .. BUT 

2: My actual birthday is in 1972 ... so I've quietly been looking at cars that may be exactly the same age as me ... my guess is the 10/02/72 cars would be titled as an early 73.

 

I'm curious if anyone out there also has this fascination ... OR had a car that is exactly the same age as you!!!!!

 

Anyway ... yes ... I'm going semi-crazy during the pandemic ... but what better time to spend hours on end combing the internet!!!

 

thanks everyone!

geoff

 

 

1970 1600-2 VERONA conversion at Moment Motors

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I have the same fascination with e9 build dates.  I have a database of the e9s sold in NA/US of which there were around 3,700.  I think I’m up to 800 or so and many have build dates.  With the e9 being built in much smaller numbers, two consecutive VINs can be as much as a month apart.

 

And yes, BMW followed the US practice of model years beginning in September.  Even MB was doing this in the late 50s as the annual summer holiday in Europe in August allowed them to prepare for the next model year.  Every US/NA BMW has an EPA/DOT sticker that shows the model year of compliance which confirms this.

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`73 3.0CS Chamonix, `69 2000 NK Atlantik

`70 2800 Polaris, `79 528i Chamonix

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Not gonna find a BMW sharing my birthday--the day I was born the Munich factory was a smoking ruin.  A Jeep, perhaps, or a B-17...but not a car.

 

mike

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'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 spent over 10 years looking for a good 2002 as a project car, finally I was able to rescue a '72 roundie. Couple of months after working on the car I sent a info request to the  BMW archives for  VIN 2532770. Surprise we share the same Birthday 06-14-72. I found my twin!

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13 minutes ago, cerami said:

I spent over 10 years looking for a good 2002 as a project car, finally I was able to rescue a '72 roundie. Couple of months after working on the car I sent a info request to the  BMW archives for  VIN 2532770. Surprise we share the same Birthday 06-14-72. I found my twin!


Holy crap. I hope you played Lotto that day!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

 

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1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

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

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34 minutes ago, mike said:

Not gonna find a BMW sharing my birthday--the day I was born the Munich factory was a smoking ruin.  A Jeep, perhaps, or a B-17...but not a car.

 

mike


Mike,

 

I simply refer to myself as pre-NK... ?

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

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

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As for finding cars with the exact same manufacturing date as your birthdate, it might be a bit of a challenge, but with determination and thorough searching, it's definitely possible. Many vintage car enthusiasts enjoy uncovering these kinds of unique connections, so you're not alone in your fascination.

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1 hour ago, stinar said:

As for finding cars with the exact same manufacturing date as your birthdate, it might be a bit of a challenge, but with determination and thorough searching, it's definitely possible. Many vintage car enthusiasts enjoy uncovering these kinds of unique connections, so you're not alone in your fascination.

are you a bot?

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4 hours ago, uai said:

are you a bot?

 

+ given the avatar looks like a 2002 BMW 3 series, which would likely be an AI's interpretation of "BMW 2002" I'm guessing you are right.

 

Whats the point of building tools to auto-reply with forums? 

 

And if you are a real human, my apologies. 🙂 

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1973 2002tii (2764167), Baikal, sunroof, A/C, 5spd OD, 3.91 LSD, etc. Rebuild blog here!

In the past: Verona H&B 1973 2002tii (2762913); Malaga 1975 2002; White 1975 2002

--> Blog: Repro tii cold start relay;   --> If you need an Alpina A4 tuning manual, PM me!

 

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5 hours ago, JsnPpp said:

+ given the avatar looks like a 2002 BMW 3 series, which would likely be an AI's interpretation of "BMW 2002"

Hell that's BMW's interpretation of a 2002 now days.

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If everybody in the room is thinking the same thing, then someone is not thinking.

 

George S Patton 

Planning the Normandy Break out 1944

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