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1975 BMW 2002
This 1975 BMW 2002 is a dedicated track toy featuring purposeful modifications and a competition history. It is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which produces a maximum output to the rear wheels of 90kW (120hp). The drivetrain is mated to a four-speed manual transmission with a power band spanning 4500-6400rpm.
BMW introduced the 02 Series range of compact entry-level cars in the late 1960s. At first it was only offered in 1600 guise with a 1.6-litre engine, though once two BMW executives discovered that they had each fitted a 2.0-litre engine to their own 02s, they put forward the idea that BMW could make a sportier, large-engine variant based off their cars. From that, the BMW 2002 was born as one of the company’s first sporty models. The 2002 immediately became a popular model to go racing with thanks to its simplicity, light weight, and powerful engine. It’s still used today in historic race series, with this example having experienced competition in the Nc Touring race series in Australia throughout the 2000s.
Still complete in race specification, this BMW 2002 is finished in silver with a black interior. The interior is stripped of nearly all original luxuries in place of a roll cage, Sabelt competition bucket seats, blue Willans harnesses and a Saas steering wheel. The exterior features the race number 82, round tail lights, 13-inch BBS Mahle wheels and Kumho Victoracer tyres. Underneath, the car is fitted with a 3.9 limited slip diff, Bilstein Sport strut inserts, progressive King Springs, and 2002 Tii ventilated brake discs/calipers at the front.
This Australian-delivered BMW 2002 has seen gentle competition use in the early 2000s and has been used sparingly since 2011. It has been owned by the same custodian since 2002 and participated in Sandown and Phillip Island events through 2003 and 2007, while it was also entered into the support category of the 2007 Bathurst 12 Hour. The most recent race it was entered into was the Phillip Island Classic in 2011, when a new engine was fitted. Since that time the car has undertaken a small number of sprint events, the last of which was in 2017. The owner insists it has always been carefully serviced and maintained, and has been registered on a club permit until recently. According to the owner, little would need to be done in order to re-register it for club use, though the side-exit exhaust would need to be relocated. A recent compression test was conducted with very good results of 135 to 155.
The exterior condition of this 2002 presents well for a race car, with no major damage or markings identified on the car’s silver paintwork. The paint still shines nicely and chrome trim reflects well. Minor marks of stone chips and paint chips are identified on the front end and some trim looks weathered, though the car still presents respectably overall considering its age and competition use. There is a small dent near the fuel filler cap on the rear guard, and the chin splitter displays consitent chipping. The BBS wheels look in good condition, as do the Kumho tyres.
The interior presents in good condition for a race-prepped car. Elements of the original dash remain and look in good order, with the wood-panelled instrument cluster displaying VDO gauges. Other aftermarket gauges display water and oil temperatures under the dash. The Sabelt race seats show no obvious signs of damage or fraying, while the driver’s harness also looks in good condition. Minor scuffing and marking is seen on trim such as the door cards, though this wear and tear is considered commensurate with the car’s age and use.
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