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1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

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  • Mileage138,718 KM
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1,990
  • LocationInverness

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1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

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Introduction

Adam Purrier
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The 2002 Turbo is as exotic as it is fun, and it's extremely rare to boot.

Only 1,672 BMW 2002 Turbos were built, and we believe there are fewer than 10 on the UK roads today. We met Nick in Scotland, where he told us a few of the many memories he has created in this car over the 30 years he has owned it!

Nick's 2002 is a lovely car. It would be an ideal candidate for light restoration, having been sat in storage for some time and a daily driver before that. It has had the ignition system and intercooler improved upon subtly to make it reliable enough to drive on a daily basis (if desired!) without compromising its original feel.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Adam after meeting Nick the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

The best investment is in memories, not in garaging and worrying!

Nick is extremely passionate about cars and racing, and has owned his Turbo since he was 19 – yes that long! There is nothing he doesn’t know about the car and at one point he even owned two simultaneously. He has used the car as any enthusiast would, by taking it to shows, meetups, and even the Nürburgring.

The car is in what we'd describe as "improved original" condition. Nick has had some sympathetic improvements carried out over the years, including the addition of electronic fuel injection and an intercooler from a slightly more modern BMW. This has overcome some of the 2002s well-flagged issues and has made the car reliable enough to be a daily driver without changing how it feels, looks, or sounds.

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Exterior

The iconic BMW Motorsport stripes are easily recognisable and really make the car stand out in a crowd.

Wheels and Tyres

The car is fitted with high quality, 7-spoke aftermarket alloy wheels and unfortunately, Nick is unable to find the original wheels.

However, we've done a little digging for you and these can be bought for around £400 - £1,800 depending on condition.

Bodywork

The bodywork is in good condition and maintains the originality of the car. Some small areas of rust bubbling have appeared at the top of the boot lid and in the usual places such as the doors.

As an erstwhile daily driver, it is perhaps inevitable that the underside requires the most attention, including floor pans, sills, and the boot floor. We have taken photographs from every angle for you to properly assess the condition remotely, but if you require photographs taken from any other specific angles please do let us know.

Paint

The silver paint is even across the car and presents very well – there are some signs of minor micro blistering on some panels as the car has been stored for a long time.

Close-up photographs are provided to highlight this in detail.

Glass and Trim

Both are in very good condition across the car.

Interior

Inside this 2002 is an exciting place to be, with the M stripe on the steering wheel and the real wood dashboard being highly evocative of the period.

Seats and Carpets

The seats look to be in excellent condition with few signs of wear and tear – Nick tells us the sides are original and the centre sections have been replaced to return the seats to their original levels of comfort.

The M-branded mats need cleaning a bit, and the carpets have been slightly stained by the rust on the floor pan, but we believe steam cleaning will bring them back to their former glory.

Dashboard

The overall condition is clean and tidy. With very few dials arranged in an intuitive and clear manner, this car is made to provide a pure driving experience.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Neither are original, but they are in good condition.

Mechanics

Wow! We had a great time with Nick in the car, driving through his local countryside. Of course, the drive through the Scottish landscape whilst hearing the turbocharged car come back to life, after so many years locked away, was quite something.

Engine and Gearbox

After many years of sitting in storage, the car started third time from cold (1c). There is a slight squeak you should review in the video after starting up.

Nick has replaced the Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection system with a more reliable electrical system, along with an electrical intercooler system from a modern BMW. Nick has also relocated the battery into the boot to aid in weight distribution. The engine has been replaced, but work was carried out by BMW and a fully period-correct engine was installed. This change has been correctly recorded by BMW and by the BMW Owners’ club.

Suspension and Brakes

We were generally surprised at the smoothness of the ride, although you do get some of the expected rattles over rough roads. The brakes need fully overhauling, but they performed well after being sat idle for so long. The suspension will also need recommissioning: please see all the images/videos to assess the condition of the various components.

The Drive

This is truly a wonderful car to drive and Adam cannot get enough of it – pulling some funny faces in the video whilst the car pulled away.

Electrics and Other

There are hardly any electrics on the car, but Nick informs us that the basics all work as they should. The car was fully functional after the engine and circuits had been warmed up to their operating temperature, as can be seen towards the end of the ‘On the Road’ video.

History and Paperwork

Nick has owned the car for just over 30 years and has been his pride and joy for much of his young-adult life.

He became a member of the BMW owners’ club and was lucky enough to take the 2002 Turbo to various racing courses at the Nürburgring.

A light restoration was undertaken by Jaymic in 1997 that involved a respray and body repair, which can be viewed in the paperwork section along with some photos of the works carried out.

The car has had one former keeper prior to Nick and was first registered overseas in 1974. Nick has completed over 100,000km in his 30 years as custodian of this 2002 Turbo.

The current indicated mileage is 138,718km (04/03/2020), as the 5-digit odometer has gone around the clock once.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
20.06.2016 MOT 133,008
06.11.2013 MOT 133,008
27.09.2008 MOT 132,018
08.06.1995 MOT 99,815
Key Details
  • Model2002 Turbo
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date05.03.1986
  • CC1990
  • Mileage138,718km
  • ColourSilver/Grey
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Chassis #4290678
  • Engine #4290678
  • RestoredYes
  • Former Keepers1
  • LHD or RHDLHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned34 Years
  • Key FeatureRarity

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Paul manser

Is there a guide price for this car

Adam
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Hey Paul – yes and it’s at the top of this listing – just above the timer. cheers

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