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Without much forethought I decided to replace my very reliable, totally functional, borderline joyless recent model car with a 1970 BMW 2002 in Colorado. The last few weeks have been unbelievably joyful for me and my teenage kids who love the ride. Excited to meet this group - this community seems amazing - and learn more about the car I'm currently the steward of. I'm an absolute beginner, so I'll probably have many questions. Hope to see some of you at this weekend's meet up.  - Eric       

 

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1 hour ago, 2002adventure said:

Without much forethought I decided to replace my very reliable, totally functional, borderline joyless recent model car with a 1970 BMW 2002 in Colorado. The last few weeks have been unbelievably joyful for me and my teenage kids who are love the ride. Excited to meet this group - this community seems amazing - and learn more about the car I'm currently the steward of. I'm an absolute beginner, so I'll probably have many questions. Hope to see some of you at this weekend's meet up.  - Eric       

 

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Sweet car! Where did you pick this up? Was it a local car?

1 hour ago, 2002adventure said:

Without much forethought I decided to replace my very reliable, totally functional, borderline joyless recent model car with a 1970 BMW 2002 in Colorado. The last few weeks have been unbelievably joyful for me and my teenage kids who are love the ride. Excited to meet this group - this community seems amazing - and learn more about the car I'm currently the steward of. I'm an absolute beginner, so I'll probably have many questions. Hope to see some of you at this weekend's meet up.  - Eric       

 

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55 minutes ago, 1936spyder said:

I believe that I saw you parked outside the Peet’s next to Whole Foods Palo Alto a few days ago. You probably saw the Sahara ‘74 tii with gold mesh rims parked on the corner outside of Saint Michael’s Alley that morning. That’s me.

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1. Yes. I'm usually at that Peets most mornings, working in my car. 
2. Your car was an inspiration. I saw it almost daily when I went to pick up groceries and get coffee. It got prettier every time I saw it.
3. I'm curious how long you've had it? And did you get it into such great shape? 

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1 hour ago, Stuart said:

My son and I will be at the C&C in Los Gatos this Saturday morning!

Excited to see you there. I may try to convince one of my two kids. So far they've said, "I want to go and see the cars, but I know you're going to start talking to people and want to stay for hours." TBD

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11 hours ago, 2002adventure said:


1. Yes. I'm usually at that Peets most mornings, working in my car. 
2. Your car was an inspiration. I saw it almost daily when I went to pick up groceries and get coffee. It got prettier every time I saw it.
3. I'm curious how long you've had it? And did you get it into such great shape? 

I’ve had it for about three years. It’s actually a Palo Alto car from new that I’ve known since middle school as the previous owner used to rent a house in the neighborhood that I grew up in. He kept very good care of it.
 

When I purchased it, it had been garaged for 20 years so it took a bit of doing to get it roadworthy again. Unfortunately, about three months after that I was rear-ended which led to a pretty comprehensive restoration that I’ve continued to finesse. I drive it more than I should probably.

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