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1972 BMW 2002 Polaris with 5430KM Reference Pictures

The following 238 photographs are of the 1972 BMW 2002 Polaris with 4530KM from Oldenzaal Classics.  The VIN is 3605457.  The source of this article originates from the post by Swiss 2002Tii:

 

 

The back story of this car to be posted later.

 

Here are the first 40 pictures, the maximum number allowed per post, in the original downloaded resolution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Amazing time capsule!  Wonder why the antenna cable was routed thru the fender opening instead of using the A pillar?

 

 

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Back in these days clear coat wasn't available yet I don't believe. These were all single stage paint jobs. Then the factory would buff out the exterior. No need to waste time on the trunk, engine compartment or door jams.

I noticed the antenna cable too. Very weird the dealer installer would do it that way. Maybe the owner requested that no holes be drilled in the body. I know the dealers or Max Hoffman's distribution center installed the radios here in the US. Maybe this is how they installed them in Europe.

I think some pieces of carpeting are missing under the seat tracks though. You can see the glue right under the seat tracks in the rear section. I don't think it would have left the factory that sloppy but who knows.

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On 11/21/2018 at 12:39 AM, jgerock said:

Amazing time capsule!  Wonder why the antenna cable was routed thru the fender opening instead of using the A pillar?

 

 

as i found out while restoring mine there is the sunroof drain pipe running directly behind the arial inside the A pillar, so you'd drill into that. and yes i did notice it isn't a sunroof car but based on mass production and it being the same "red jewel" arial i have on my jan. 73' "sunroof car" i'd say they were used on all models for a certain time of production.  based on date stamps on parts in this car and my own, id say late 71' till early 73'.

just my two cents.

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Interesting that it has a 200 KPH speedo instrument cluster with a clock.  A tach was an option on Euro spec 02's except ti, tii and turbo.  Who needs a tach when you have the sweet sound of a M10 to know when to shift.   1502,1602, and 1802 had a 180 KPH speedo, 2002 had a 200 KPH speedo and tii had a 220 KPH speedo. I have the same instrument cluster (200 KPH speedo with clock) in my parts bin. Thanks again for sharing.

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On 11/20/2018 at 9:54 AM, DaveW said:

Back in these days clear coat wasn't available yet I don't believe. These were all single stage paint jobs. Then the factory would buff out the exterior. No need to waste time on the trunk, engine compartment or door jams.

I noticed the antenna cable too. Very weird the dealer installer would do it that way. Maybe the owner requested that no holes be drilled in the body. I know the dealers or Max Hoffman's distribution center installed the radios here in the US. Maybe this is how they installed them in Europe.

I think some pieces of carpeting are missing under the seat tracks though. You can see the glue right under the seat tracks in the rear section. I don't think it would have left the factory that sloppy but who knows.

Clear coat Paints came out in 1974 and for several colors, including Polaris silver, it was an absolute disaster!   BMW issues a recall on the paint (for '74 and '75 I think) and had all cars repainted.  Unfortunately, the owner of my Polaris '75 2002 didn't get the recall work done in time (not sure if miles or date).  So in an apparent fit of rage, he sanded down the clearcoat and took the car, I'm not kidding, to Maaco to get it repainted.   The car is now mostly stripped in preparation for media blasting and repaint.  

 

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OMG....I have the same car color and blue interior with the cloth insert, but it's a 1975

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What a beautiful car   and a great reference for a 72

One thing i noticed was the ground strap on the hood hinge. Never seen that before

It must serve some purpose ?

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