Front Cover - BMW 2002

Asking Price:

R 567,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

1972 BMW 2002

For BMW the 1950s was a desperate time, but thankfully the launch of its Neue Klass (New Class) sedans in the 1960s saw the firm’s fortunes swinging around. While some credit for this recovery can be attributed to the four-door saloons, the real stand out in cementing the outfit as a global giant were the two-door sporting saloons.

The thinking was simple: a two-door would reintroduce the real sporting characteristics the firm had earned in the 1930s. Two-doors meant a shorter wheelbase to enhance handling, a lighter body for better performance and a more athletic aesthetic.

In record time the wheelbase was chopped from 100.4 inches to 98.4. Most of the mechanicals carried over but designer Hofmeister redid the cabin and a facelift was given to the front end. In March 1966 BMW launched the new 1573cc (1600) model called the 1600-2 and it immediately became a winner. The diet programme when compared to the four-door meant the 1600 could keep up with the four-door 1800 in the performance department and the handling and sporting feel blew the socks off most testers, with the only cars really comparable in most minds being the Alfa Romeo Giulia and GTV.

BMW engine development top dog Alex von Falkenhausen slotted an existing 2-litre into his personal 1600-2. Unknown to him BMW’s Planning Director Helmut Werner Bönsch carried out the same conversion on his car and it was only when both cars arrived at the BMW workshop on the same day mid-1967, where they both talked enthusiastically about their machines, that the idea of a production run really took off.

A proposal was put to the directors, it went through relatively smoothly and the 2002 was born.

This Example

Description by seller:

A right-hand-drive 1972 BMW 2002 in Malaga Red. After a nut-and-bolt restoration by Custom Restoration BMW, this car won the BMW Club Concours completion in 2018 Show and Shine and 2019 d'Etat.

The original invoice and other interesting paperwork was retained by the first owner and handed down with the car, making the history even more interesting.

Driven to the current owner's office once a week, this car has only done 898km since restoration.

A prime example of the model that saved BMW.

Available to view by appointment in Johannesburg.

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Lot Status


For Sale

Quick Facts


Reference: LOT-000132
Seller: Private
Year: 1972
Manufacturer: BMW
Model: 2002
Derivative: -
Service History: Partial
Mileage: 124,824 Km
Engine Size: 2,000
Engine Type: M10
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 4 Manual
Layout: Rear Wheel Drive
Power Output: 100 BHP
Exterior: Malaga Red
Interior: Black

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Bidding

Bidding Information - 1972 BMW 2002

Estimated Price Range:

R 500,000.00 - R 550,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

Total Bids:

6

Time Left:

Closed

Start Date:

Tuesday, 14 December, 2021 - 08:00

End Date:

Tuesday, 21 December, 2021 - 18:00


Comments

DEAN
DEAN
12 months ago

Are the original wheels available?


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Masha1980
Masha1980
11 months, 3 weeks ago

Bidding R200k


Hi there, bidding can only be done by registering as a bidder and then when logged in clicking the BID button. Bid increments are preset. To register click REGISTER in the top right or go to BUYING tab for a guide on how to. Shout if you need any more info - stuart@classiccarafrica.com - Stuart CCA 11 months, 3 weeks ago


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