The market is really heating up for cars like this 1976 BMW 2002. Refreshingly original right down to the numbers-matching motor, it is the car that solidified BMW's reputation for providing quick and nimble vehicles with a style all their own.
Confidence is a beautiful thing, and BMW truly created a form that today we recognize as using a clean design as an understatement to the car's abilities. There's minimal flash and other add-ons to spoil the design. No spoilers or wings were bolted on over the years. Instead, it retains the original simple band of shiny metal around the perimeter to add interest. Big windows give the driver unparalleled views in all directions, and the grille carries the dual kidney shape that's still part of BMW today. In fact, possibly the largest flash on this car are the alloy wheels. It all presents perfectly with the factory-correct Sahara Beige paint that continues its "speak softly but carry a big stick" attitude. But the shine that still radiates from this tight-fitting German sheetmetal is a nice hint at the precision of the road-carving car within.
BMW's motto of The Ultimate Driving Machine is rooted in places like the interior. It's a no-nonsense affair that never distracts you from the road. That means firm, supportive bucket seats, and an easy-to-read instrument panel that tells you everything you need to know. The seats are upholstered in textured vinyl that is as durable as it is handsome, the carpets remain in excellent shape thanks to a set of floor mats, and the door panels look like nobody told them they were nearly 40 years old. The moment you grab the factory wheel, you instantly feel a connection to this machine. The gear stick is in the ideal position, and the pedals transmit the performance perfectly...man and machine become one.
Beneath the clamshell hood is the original 2.0-liter motor. BMW made such a splash with this gutsy four-cylinder that they fashioned their headquarters after it. And you understand the moment you fire it up, hear the overachieving exhaust note, and feel its exceptional rush of power. This coupe shows all the signs of good maintenance, and all the right pieces are there – from the air cleaner to the famous slightly off-center tailpipe. But to really understand what makes this car great, you have to take it out on the road. That's where the four-speed manual really lets you get the most out of the motor, and the fully independent suspension and front disc brakes has been engineered so that you feel one with the road.
Complete with owner's manual, the 2002 coupe is the backbone of BMW, and this highly original example is like owning a piece of history. So don't let a fleeting opportunity at something so significant and affordable pass you by. Call now!!