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The BMW 2002 US VIN 1668969 was manufactured on October 09th, 1969 and delivered on October 16th, 1969 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Polaris metallic, paint code 060.
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Purchased with replacement motor installed and running, but original numbers-matching engine is with the car awaiting rebuild.