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For Sale: 1975 BMW 2002 in Algonquin, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Car was owned by a California owner all its life.  I brought it out to Chicago for resto-mod in 2013.  Car has NEVER seen rain/snow in Chicago.  Such an absolute pleasure to drive and tons of thumbs up and admirers during each drive.

Looking for the next owner to enjoy it as much as I did.  Car has been gone through by Ben Thongsai (the Guru for BMW 2002s) and gets his approval.

1975 BMW 2002 Information Sheet


2012 - Engine rebuilt with new block (Previous Owner)

2012 - High Compression piano top pistons (Previous Owner)

2012 - Mild Cam (Previous Owner)

2012 - 5-Speed Conversion (320i) (Previous Owner)

2012 - Parker Performance Radio and Gauge Mount -

2012 – BIG Brake Kit | Front: Upgraded Volvo calipers/320i discs | Rear: 320i upgraded drums

2013 – I purchased this car.

2013 - OEM BMW Turbo Airdam (A&L Autobody)

2013 - IE Turbo Flares (A&L Autobody)

2013 – Body Repair/Delete Belt Trim/Make panels perfect (A&L Autobody)

2014 – New paint job – IMOLA RED (A&L Autobody)

2014 - New Door/Windshield/Rear Window/Trunk Seals (A&L Autobody / Ben Thongsai)

2014 – New European Rear Bumper with bumper lights. (A&L Autobody)

2014 - IE Front stainless strut brace (A&L Autobody)

2014 – Engine & Trans checkup/cleanup (Dynamic BMW)

2014 - IE Silicone Hose Set (Dynamic BMW)

2014 - IE Electric Fan Kit 12" (Dynamic BMW)

2014 - JBRacing 520-100-228 LTW Flywheel (Dynamic BMW)

2014 - Ireland Engineering Stainless Steel Brake Lines (Dynamic BMW)

2014 - Ireland Engineering Racing radiator. (Dynamic BMW)

2015 - OEM BMW Clutch (Dynamic BMW)

2015 - H4 headlight upgrade (Dynamic BMW)

2015 - Master Cylinder/Slave Cylinder (Dynamic BMW)

2015 - 15" BBS E76 wheels & New Falken Tires - 15x8 Front; 15x9 Rear (IND Distribution)

2015 - OEM BMW Control Arms (IND Distribution)

2015 - Complete BluntTech BMW OEM Suspension "refresh" kit (IND Distribution)

2015 - Complete BMW OEM shifter assembly (IND Distribution)

2015 - IE Exhaust Downpipe Stainless (IND Distribution)

2015 - IE Stainless Shorty Stage 1 Header (IND Distribution)

2015 - Eisenmann cat-back exhaust (IND Distribution)

2015 – Powerful 38/38 Weber Carb (Ben Thongsai)

2015 – Water choke installed (Ben Thongsai)

2015 - IE Front Coilover kit (Ben Thongsai)

2015 - New Bilstein shortened VW shocks + new 2.5"x7"x275lb Eibach springs. (Ben Thongsai)

2015 - Bilstein & H&R springs in rear (Ben Thongsai)

2015 – Valve adjustments and overall engine check. (Ben Thongsai)

2015 – Install New Carpet Kit interior (car already has sound insulation like Dynamat)

2016 – Install Powder coated valve cover (Ben Thongsai)

2016 - TEP Battery Relocation to Trunk Kit - Welded and color matched to Imola Red (A&L Autobody)

2016 – New Battery (A&L Autobody)

2016 – New VDO gauges for Compression, Water Temp, Battery Voltage (Ben Thongsai)

2016 - Oil Change/Suspension Adjustment/Carb/Choke Adjustment/Gauge Cluster Rebuild (Ben Thongsai)

  • Alpine Deck + AMP + with 5.25” fronts and 6”x9” speakers in rear. (Previous Owner)
  • Recaro Seats w/ BMW logo (rare) from 320i (Repaired 2014 at Ken's Customs Upholstery)
  • Interior is overall in 7/10 condition. Dash is without ANY cracks and seats have no rips or excessive wear (they were repaired a few years ago).
  • SOLID Floorboards, SOLID Frame Rails, SOLID Spare Tire Well.


I like to give with anything I sell because that’s how I’d like people to treat me. This way things are not presented inaccurately and no one wastes any time.

  • Stereo system needs to be rewired. I didn’t like the wiring of the previous owner (creative wiring?) so I had Ben Thongsai take the wiring apart and loop it behind the radio. The components are there and my plan was to get them re-wired by someone who knows what they’re doing w/ stereo equipment, but never got to it.
  • Second gear can be a little hesitant when car is cold. Speaking with Ben Thongsai (the Guru for BMW 2002s), he said it’s not a big deal and to just enjoy the car since it’s very rare that it does that. He said to try different transmission oils if it really bugs me. So far, it hasn’t bugged me at all because the car is usually warm when I drive it

Vehicle Details

  • 1975 BMW 2002
  • Listing ID:CC-972502
  • Price:$26,500 (OBO)
  • Location:Algonquin, Illinois
  • Year:1975
  • Make:BMW
  • Model:2002
  • Exterior Color:BMW Imola Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • VIN:2364925
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • CD Player:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
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