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I saw this absolutely awesome 2002 yesterday when I was getting lunch.

I normally avoid parking near other cars, but figured this would be the last person to hit me. It was likely restored and not a tii; I'd guess a 1969 - but I never met the owner. It's still an incredibly cool car because of the pre and post history. In a place where Aventadors are a dime a dozen, it was cool to see this in a not super fancy parking lot. The model lineup that essentially led to BMW's 3/4 series and their M cars.

The size difference was also nuts, we're both parked dead on in our spots - even though it doesn't look the part because of the faded lines.


Edited by ramuman - 2/25/16 at 6:46am
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I saw this absolutely awesome 2002 yesterday when I was getting lunch.

I normally avoid parking near other cars, but figured this would be the last person to hit me. It was likely restored and not a tii; I'd guess a 1969 - but I never met the owner. It's still an incredibly cool car because of the pre and post history. In a place where Aventadors are a dime a dozen, it was cool to see this in a not super fancy parking lot. The model lineup that essentially led to BMW's 3/4 series and their M cars.

The size difference was also nuts, we're both parked dead on in our spots - even though it doesn't look the part because of the faded lines.


Looks great. It doesn't appear to be a tii, and with the square taillights and big bumpers it's '74-76 vintage. I have a 1975 that I have posted here before. They're great cars and super fun to drive, and you're right that they can park just about anywhere and open the doors on both sides almost all the way without any problem. happy.gif
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Looks great. It doesn't appear to be a tii, and with the square taillights and big bumpers it's '74-76 vintage. I have a 1975 that I have posted here before. They're great cars and super fun to drive, and you're right that they can park just about anywhere and open the doors on both sides almost all the way without any problem. happy.gif

You're quickly rising in the rank to be with JayJay, Hroi, the Piob and a few others to be my favorite posters in this thread imo smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I saw this absolutely awesome 2002 yesterday when I was getting lunch.

I normally avoid parking near other cars, but figured this would be the last person to hit me. It was likely restored and not a tii; I'd guess a 1969 - but I never met the owner. It's still an incredibly cool car because of the pre and post history. In a place where Aventadors are a dime a dozen, it was cool to see this in a not super fancy parking lot. The model lineup that essentially led to BMW's 3/4 series and their M cars.

The size difference was also nuts, we're both parked dead on in our spots - even though it doesn't look the part because of the faded lines.

 

I never understood the fascination of 2002s.  The only people I noticed that drove them were the non-conformist types (or Saab 900s) and Jamaican Rastafarians.  One day I took on a Jamaican mechanic and he let me drive his E28 as well as his pristine 2002.  Then I understood.  And then I bought an E36

 

That is a beautiful car.  I don't know if I have ever seen a red one before, usually I see them in cream, that yellowish/beige or silver.  I really would like to get an E9 (3.0cs) but they are in high demand (read: pricey) but I am considering getting a 2002  as well

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We've never had any physical contact. Our relationship is purely based on sarcastic comments.

 

So it's one of those online girlfriends?

 

http://gawker.com/5651293/online-girlfriend-36-an-hour-plus-tips

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I never understood the fascination of 2002s.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The only people I noticed that drove them were the non-conformist types (or Saab 900s) and Jamaican Rastafarians.  One day I took on a Jamaican mechanic and he let me drive his E28 as well as his pristine 2002.  Then I understood.  And then I bought an E36

That is a beautiful car.  I don't know if I have ever seen a red one before, usually I see them in cream, that yellowish/beige or silver.  I really would like to get an E9 (3.0cs) but they are in high demand (read: pricey) but I am considering getting a 2002  as well

My appreciation of those cars come from how they represented recovering from WW2 - Italy, Germany, and Japan. The Mustang and Vette obsession here is way worse.
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So it's one of those online girlfriends?

http://gawker.com/5651293/online-girlfriend-36-an-hour-plus-tips
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I have a 1975 that I have posted here before.

 

Let's see it again

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Let's see it again

I'll get some pics up when I get home. smile.gif
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My good friend and tracking buddy from grad school said this:
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It's fun factor is underated. It has more low-end torque than my supercharged lotus, comfortable, steering feel comparable to lotus, simple and elegant engineering, responsive engine, great sounds, good brake feel, and smooth shifting. It's modern sporty standards in a 70's car. The M4 is a different beast.

His cars were a Lotus Exige S and this when we were in grad school:



We made an agreement that he'd be there no matter what at Barber after my M3 came back home. Sure enough, he put the Lotus nto a wall at AMS and still met me at the drivers meeting at Barber a few days later.
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So I started perusing the interwebz because today is a boring Thursday and after a few sub $10k 2002s I stumbled across this for $16k

 

 

 

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Clean interior with essential interior upgrades: Alpine radio and speakers/sub in trunk, seats and carpeting, Momo wheel (not a fan of the aftermarket moonroof tho), engine swap from a 320i with 32,000 miles on it.  It's no show car but it looks very clean and probably would be a decent 2nd car.

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Here are some pictures from a couple of years ago, right after we got the paint and interior finished. I have since put on some 15" wheels (same style) and removed the foglights and installed a stereo and a shifter boot.
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It's too bad you can't thumb a post more than once
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Here are some pictures from a couple of years ago, right after we got the paint and interior finished. I have since put on some 15" wheels (same style) and removed the foglights and installed a stereo and a shifter boot.

Things are happening.
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I am jealous.  

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