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      03-24-2008, 06:31 PM   #1
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Bmw 1975 2002

Found a clean 1975 2002 for sale for $4800.

Can't find much info if this is a good investment.

Would be kind of cool to have the 2002 and 335i while I restored it.

What do you guys think?
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      03-24-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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Investment? That I cannot say.

A whole lotta fun? Most definitely!
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      03-24-2008, 06:33 PM   #3
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What needs to be done to the car? And what do you want to use it for?
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      03-24-2008, 06:39 PM   #4
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I would want to restore it from the bottom up. I think it would be a good hobby. I would jut like to at least break even on the project.
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      03-24-2008, 06:40 PM   #5
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I agree it could be a lot of fun!

Just remember that the Germans invented rust and then leased the process to the Italians!

(I've always loved the E9 CS, I was finally scared off reading of the experience of fixing the rust in the roof of an E9 that had lived it's entire life in California.)
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Investment? That I cannot say.

A whole lotta fun? Most definitely!
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      03-24-2008, 06:44 PM   #7
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a tii would be the better investment...and more fun!
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      03-24-2008, 06:44 PM   #8
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Fun yes. Break even on a restore project, never.

Price also depends on condition. Contact your local BMW CCA chapter and they often can help with vehicle inspections for these types of purchases.
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      03-24-2008, 06:46 PM   #9
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You will never break even on your project! I have about 12,000 into my Duece that I bought for 1400 dollars 10 years ago. If you are looking for a restoration project that is going to retain value you need to go find a '73 or earlier "tii" . other wise the 2002 isn't as hot a collector car. Especially a later model square tail light smog required car.
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That last reply was what I was thinking. Thanks for the info, dudes. Hmmm, maybe a 911...
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      03-24-2008, 06:52 PM   #11
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Do research on the 911 too. those are just as bad.
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Only thing I remember about the 2002 is to watch for rust in the rear shock towers. You can see them from inside the trunk. If they are badly rusted and cracked, the car is usually not retorable.
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make sure its the upper end model like the 335 not a 328
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      03-24-2008, 08:56 PM   #14
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I've always wanted to drive a 2002. I say go for it if it turns out to be restorable. Better yet, go find an e30 M3. I know, it actually costs a good deal of $$$ to find a good one, but c'mon, that thing is badass.
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make sure its the upper end model like the 335 not a 328
You mean a tii. I would try to find either a 2002 turbo or a 2002tii, there's an orange tii driving around these parts and every time I see it I have to stop and admire it.
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I had a 73 2002 for 8 years.Too many mods to get into,but i enjoyed that car to the max.Never a single problem in that 8 years,unless i caused it.It was golf(yellow),4spd.
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That last reply was what I was thinking. Thanks for the info, dudes. Hmmm, maybe a 911...
My 2 cents? Get an E30 M3. Those cars, right now, are where the early 911 Carrera RS market was 10 years ago. They have all the hallmarks of a decent collectible car - limited numbers, competition history, a popular version of a car whose model is still in production, with enough examples modified and crushed so that a mint car will still be more desirable.
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If you are looking for a restoration project that is going to retain value you need to go find a '73 or earlier "tii" . other wise the 2002 isn't as hot a collector car. Especially a later model square tail light smog required car.
Actually, the square taillight tii's are raising in values also. In California, '74's don't need to be smogged anymore. But a properly tuned '74 will easily pass the smog test.
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      03-25-2008, 10:44 AM   #19
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I would hold out for a 1973/74. the '75 was the last year imported here and my recollection (I worked as a 'car jockey for a BMW dealer in Queens NY at the time) was that the '75 had some engine mods for (pollution reasons) and extra weight 9for safety reasons) that slowed the car down. The '73 was perhaps the fastest (they modified the combustion chamber thereby allowing them to remove all anti-pollution 'stuff' but exhaust gas recirc), and the '74 was next best, but with the 5mph bumpers).

Agree that the tii would be the sweetest!
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