This 1975 BMW 2002 has been modified by the seller for its current owner, who acquired the car approximately 10 years ago and has added 6k miles since completion of the project. The seller installed a 1.8-liter M42 inline-four and a five-speed manual transmission from a 1991 BMW 318i, and the car has been refinished in blue over a refreshed black interior with Recaro bucket seats and a rear seat from a BMW 6 Series. Further modifications include Turbo-style flares, a rear spoiler, an altered front lip, a MagnaFlow muffler, Volvo four-piston front disc brakes, and 13″ Compomotive wheels. This modified 2002 is now offered by the seller on behalf of its owner with a clean California title.
The exterior was refinished in blue following the addition of a Turbo-style rear spoiler and wheel flares as well as a modified front bumper. Euro corner lights have also been installed, and stone chips are noted in the front air dam. The paintwork and exterior trim are shown up close in the gallery below.
The suspension has been modified with Ireland Engineering springs and sway bars with polyurethane bushings as well as Bilstein shocks and custom-fabricated strut-tower braces. 13″ x 8.5″ Compomotive wheels are mounted over ventilated front disc brakes with Volvo four-piston calipers.
The black interior features Recaro bucket seats from an E21 320is and a custom-fit contoured E24 rear bench seat. The seats have been reupholstered, and a perforated black headliner has been fitted along with black carpeting in the passenger compartment and trunk. Audio speakers have been installed on the package shelf, but the car lacks a radio. The seller notes blemishes in the dashboard.
A three-spoke E21 steering wheel sits ahead of VDO instrumentation that includes a 160-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and a combination gauge. The digital odometer shows approximately 9k miles, which is said to reflect distance accumulated since installation of the current powertrain; true chassis mileage is unknown.
The fuel-injected 1.8-liter M42 inline-four and the five-speed Getrag 240 manual transmission reportedly were sourced from a 1991 BMW 318i with 140k miles on the odometer. The engine was refreshed at that time with new gaskets, and a custom exhaust system with a MagnaFlow muffler has also been installed. Service performed in preparation for the sale is said to have included addressing a vacuum leak, changing the oil, and replacing the spark plugs and the valve-cover seal.
Additional photos of the underside are presented in the gallery below.
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