From BMW Group Classic, "The BMW 2002 US VIN 2581960 was manufactured on March 24th, 1972 and delivered on April 05th, 1972 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Sahara, paint code 006."
This is still a very original '72. A family member bought the car used at Weber BMW in Fresno in 1975. We purchased the car in 1985 and drove it daily until 2000 at which point it had 144,000 miles on the clock. The car sat in storage since then and I pulled it out this year to refurbish the engine, brakes and clutch.
Six years ago I went through a '93 M50B25TU engine and the 4L30E transmission behind it. Those now have 65,000 miles plus on the refresh.