1971 BMW 2002 (E10)
Southern California Car New
Frigiking A/C Installed when New
Mostly Original Paint
VIN # 167xxxx
ENG# 257xxxx (June of 1971)
47,300 Original Miles
Chamonix (085) on Blue/Black Leatherette
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Clean and Clear California Title
BMWCCA Member Owned
Southern California/Southwest from New
Very Dry Survivor
Mostly Original Paint
This 2002 was built on November 2nd, 1970 and sold new on February 5th, 1971 by C. Bob Autrey Motors, Inc. of Long Beach, California to a Mr. John Reeder of Downey, California. Upon delivery, the BMW dealer installed Frigiking air-conditioning.
It appears that the car stayed in Southern California until it was sold to a Mr. Jim Schmidt of Phoenix, Arizona on February 4th, 1987 with 24k-original miles. In Mr. Schmidt’s care, the carburetor was rebuilt as well as transmission work. It appears that the next owner of record was a Mr. James Workinger of Scottsdale, Arizona. He purchased this 2002 on December 23rd, 2003 with 44k-miles. Although he only owned the car for a few years and a couple thousand miles, he employed Carl Nelson of La Jolla Independent to perform the following significant services:
Water pump, repair radiator, flush cooling system
Rear brake drums, shoes, wheel cylinders, and master cylinder
Rebuild shift lever
Replace most rubber seals (doors, hood, trunk, glass)
Also, repairs performed by local Scottsdale shops include:
Rebuild complete A/C system (dryer, compressor, hoses, evap)
Replace engine connecting rod bearings
New heater control valve
Replace drive shaft, center support, and u-joints
Nardi wood steering wheel installed
The car was then sold to Donnie Crevier of Orange County, California. Donnie was the owner of one of SoCal’s largest BMW dealers and he also owns a classic car storage facility. He was attracted to the originality and low miles of this example. Over the 5-years he owned it, he rarely drove it and added less than 1,000-miles. He sold it on October 22nd, 2012 with 45,512 original miles to the current Orange County owner/BMW Car Club of America member. For the last 7-years, the current owner has invested well over $15k bringing this 2002 to the next level both cosmetically and mechanically. Highlights of the services performed include:
Front struts and rear shocks (Bilstein) and strut bearings
Most body, trim, and glass seals
Correct 13x4.5 refurbished steel wheels and restore hubcaps
Service A/C system
Replace front and rear door/side panels and rear parcel tray
Restored Becker Europa radio with iPod connector
High beam switch
Light refurbishment of engine bay to make correct
Motor and trans mounts
Fuel lines with correct OE cloth style
Clean, prep, and repaint engine block
Refurbish starter motor
New Bilstein HD shocks and struts
Refurbish and balance drive shaft
Replace carburetor with correct stock rebuilt Solex
Driver door stop
Vintage Hella fog lamps on custom brackets
We had our mechanic perform a light inspection and found the car to be in excellent shape and mechanically sound. He did install a rebuilt alternator and wired the fog lights to a switch so they will come on with headlights.
Somewhere during the life of this car, the engine was replaced with another 2.0L motor from a 1971 2002 built only 8 months later. We are not sure why, but it appears to have been done a long time ago and possibly in the first year or two of the car’s life.
The exterior of this BMW looks amazing. I’ve known this car for nearly a decade and I always thought it was restored. I was surprised to find out that it is mostly original paint (see pics of meter readings). It appears that everything is original except some paintwork on the lower part of the rear fenders and back panel. It is extremely thin and probably done decades ago. Our mechanic recently inspected it and said it looked like the left rear fender was replaced, but the work was very good and no signs of other damage. As you can imagine with nearly 50-year old paint, there are some nicks and minor flaws here and there (see pics). Everything looks right and typical of a well-cared-for 45k orig. mile example. There are minimal signs of wear. The steel wheels and hubcaps look great. They are wearing older correct size white wall tires that have near full tread with no cracks . All the glass, rubber, and brightwork look fantastic. All the exterior lights work properly.
The interior is equally as nice and has been partially refreshed. The seats appear original and show minimal signs of wear and are still firm. The headliner is original and in very good shape with only some slight yellowing and a small tear (see pic). The door panels are new and look fantastic. The dash is also original and in really good shape with only a very small crack (see pic). All the gauges work properly as well as heater, fan, and even the A/C blows cold. The Becker radio works great and you can plug an MP3 player into it.
The best part about these 2002s is the way they drive. The 2.0L M10 engine sounds fantastic and very robust. It’s hard to believe it is nearly 50-years old. It can easily keep up with traffic and is a joy to row through the gears. This example starts easily with the first try and the choke works. It does not smoke and holds an even idle. Power is surprisingly strong and immediate. The transmission shifts smoothly with no grinding or slipping. Even at higher speeds, this 2002 motor is very smooth. The brakes have a good initial bite with no fading or pulling. Handling is crisp and light. I’ve always said these BMWs make some of the best candidates for vintage touring and still can be used on a daily basis.
California registration is paid through October of 2019.
This BMW 2002 includes all original extra keys, original spare, fuel filler adapter, original owner’s manuals, original service book, 3-ring binder of many service receipts, original carburetor, Cocomats, and a car cover.
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