I posted up a topic a couple weeks ago asking about a BMW 2002 as a DD. I just got one! A 1972 BMW 2002. I'll post some more info on it and more pictures after I detail it tomorrow. But for now here it is!
Hey folks! Sorry I took super long to get back at this. Im Enrique, I just graduated with a civil engineering degree from Pacific, NorCal resident and I love soccer.
A month ago today I picked up my 1972 2002! I purchased it from an amazing third owner. Here is a history from his records of the car....
1972 BMW 2002
VIN: ####### (April ’72)
First owner, name unknown, 1972-1975
Second owner, John , 1975-2003
Third owner, Steve , 2003-2014; mileage: 147,800 at purchase; mileage on 2/09/2014: 166,006; total mileage since 2003: 18,206
Fourth owner, Enrique, 2014-present:
Rebuilt 4 cylinder original engine, 10/1999, 125,420 miles, Bimmers BMW Service, Belmont, CA (now San Carlos, CA)
Mileage on rebuilt engine: 40,586
5-speed manual transmission conversion, same as above
Drive shaft reconditioned (all bearings, front bushing, Giubo) and balanced, 3/2007
Reconditioned cylinder head and all-new valves and rocker assembly (original head: stripped threads in #1 cylinder spark plug hole), 4/2006, 157,530 miles, Alpina Car Center, Napa, CA; mileage on head on 2/09/2014: 8476
Paint (body work, bare metal sanding, primer, Sahara color coat, clear coat), 12/2003, Hanerhaus, Santa Rosa, CA)
All new body trim, re-chromed all bumper parts, new window seals and sunroof seals, heavy duty sway bar, 12/2003, Hanerhaus, Santa Rosa, CA
New custom carpet (Porsche material), 11/2003, Silverado Upholstery, Napa, CA
New trunk custom carpet, 4/2007, Silverado Upholstery, Napa, CA
Recaro seats; new front console; AM-FM-CD and Boston Acoustic speakers
Always kept in the garage, never driven in bad weather
Exterior, interior and mechanical condition: excellent
Original keys (copy used for driving), original owner’s manuals; BMW shop manual (blue binder), BMW parts manuals v. 1+2, other BMW manuals; some spare parts
Repair history (partial list)
Exterior, interior and mechanical repairs as described above
New exhaust system, 11/2003
New radiator, hoses, thermostat, 7/2004
New rear brake drums, shoes, cylinders, parking brake cables 11/2004
New alternator (upgraded output type) and new voltage regulator, 12/2004
Electronic ignition, Pertronix, 7/2005
New ignition switch (at key), 8/2005
New engine mounts 12/2006
New distributor, 4/2008
New front brakes (calipers, rotors, pads), all new Bilstein Heavy Duty shock absorbers, reconditioned original steel wheels, 9/2011, Bavarian Professionals, Berkeley, CA
Rebuilt Weber 32/36 carburetor, 6/2012, purchased from 2002 Haus, installed by Bavarian Professionals, Berkeley, CA
So the car was kept in really good condition, it has been treating me well and has been a real joy to my life. As Steve told me, "To know one is to love one." I thought I loved it before I even had one but I am definitely loving my car more as I drive it and learn more about it. All I have done to is since purchase is add a newer stereo and gave it a good exterior and interior detail( I have been lagging on the engine bay detail though).
I have a little bit of wrenching experience and love to learn and be hands on with stuff. Currently this is my daily driver. Its on and off hot but mostly hot out here in Cali but I have always liked to roll windows down so driving with no ac and riding windows down in the heat is no problem especially since this car is awesome!
A little minor issue that came up a week ago was the brake lights weren't working. Quick fix, wiring was loose. I plan on getting third brake light since I am still a little nervous about getting rear ended( I was rear ended in my like two months ago in my Corolla which I don't have anymore). Here are some more pictures...