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searching for my 1974 Sienabraun 2002

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Hi everyone,


I am an active member of the Pelican Parts Porsche 911 forum, but am on a hunt to find my old 1974 BMW 2002.  It was Sienabraun, 4 speed, and generally rust free except for behind the front wheel wells.  Other identifiers were an aftermarket cruise control (which actually worked really well) and a larger carburetor.  I think the carb was a 36/36?  Can't remember.  I sold it around 1992 in Appleton, WI.  The VIN (Serial) number was 4221911.  (Caution:  Embarrassing Content)  I was young and naïve when I sold it, and signed over the title without getting full payment for the car.  Because the buyer said he would return in a day to pay me the remainder, I held on to all of the original paperwork, receipts, window sticker etc.  Now 28 years later, I still have everything in a folder.  Would really appreciate any thoughts on how to locate the car and connect with the current owner.  I understand it's very possibly scrapped and now in the form of an appliance...  Any thoughts or advice greatly appreciated.  As I'm sure you all know, VIN Search engines don't recognize the older BMW serial numbers.  My one and only picture of the car was in the background of a pic I took of my '71 R60/5 motorcycle that I had just washed.  I still have the motorcycle!





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Sadly, not in the Registry... yet!


My recommendation? Create a Registry entry for the car, which would include your photo of it, your paperwork for it, and it’s last-known location. Ask readers of the entry to contact you if they see the car.


Unless there is additional and continued activity within this present thread, this thread will soon disappear into a long line of thread history. The Registry, however, keeps the car in a readily-accessible location. There is no downside.


Regards and good luck,




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2 hours ago, dauner said:

 I assume it's fine to enter a car in the registry that I don't currently own? 

Yes, Mark. That’s not a problem.


Enter in the Registry whatever you have. BMW Group Archives can provide a precise build date, confirmation of factory color, and other minor details of the car’s origin. Just email the VIN to them and request their data. 

[email protected]


If the car was alive and relatively low rust in 1992, there’s a decent chance it survives today.






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Thanks guys,


It was so long ago, and I'm not 100% sure I knew his full name when he bought it.  Certainly don't remember now.  Trying to remember if the WI DOT releases that kind of thing.  I know when I bought my 911 with no records or history, I wrote the State that it lived in most of it's life and for $9 they sent me an inch thick packet of history.  I was amazed.


If it was still in WI for a while, possibility that some of the bigger shops would be familiar.  I'll see if I can locate Jack. 





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