Looking to sell my 1973 2002 Automatic. She is a round tail US spec in really nice driver condition. VIN is 2533825. The car is an early production model, manufactured on February 8, 1973, and was delivered on February 13, 1973, to the BMW importer Hoffman Motor Corps. in New York City. The original color is Agave, paint code 071. It has been repainted in its lifetime, but still sports the same Agave color.
Most folks are out for a manual in the 2002, but this Automatic is rare and a nice candidate for swap if you so desired. My opinion is that this car still has a lot of punch and it’s plenty fun cruising around, especially for someone who loves 2002s but doesn’t have the skillset for operating a manual.
I’ve owned the car for two years and have just had a blast driving it. The engine was rebuilt in 2003 and really runs solid. I have paperwork to show that work done and I also have work to show the brand new brakes that were put on when I purchased the car. That said, I’m eyeing another car with more space and just don’t have the parking room for a third vehicle.
Since owning, I’ve taken pride in making a number of updates but all keeping it in line with the original design:
- I completely overhauled the interior but I still kept it in the style of original seats. That was done last year.
- I put brand new brakes on front and back (discs, calipers, etc.). That was done in the first year of ownership (2018).
- I put new lugs from BluntTechon the E21 turbine wheels
- I bought and installed new US spec turn indicators from an FAQ member last year.
- I also have a number of other parts that I’ve not yet installed but will come with the car, including:
- new door brakes and hinges
- a neue klasse steering wheel in great shape
- four old steel wheels, two are Tii 5” Lemmerz and two are 4.5” Kronprinz
Lastly, there is some good history to this car, that I spent time digging into. This roundie spent most of its life in Pall Alto, California, where it was first purchased from H&E German Car Sales and Service. Regular service is documented at service stations in Monterey, California, through 92,000 miles in 1984.
The car made its way to the east coast after it was purchase by a military service member that drove it to Virginia. After a few years, the car was then purchase by the previous owner who was also a military member. He owned the car and worked on it with his son until I purchased it in 2018.
some photos are included here—take a look and text me with any questions. I prefer to do that for now and then we can talk if there are serious offers. Also feel free to look at my Instagram account for some more lifestyle photos of the car: @Golde7302