1972 BMW 2002

Turbo Competition Car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
Autosport International - The Racing Car Show
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1NT UK
Saturday 16th January 2009
Collectors' Items at 12.30pm
Motor Cars at 3.00pm
Registration Number: N/A Chassis Number: 2750611
It was BMW‘s 1600 saloon of 1966, with new two-door, medium-sized bodywork, that really sealed the German manufacturer‘s path on the road to success. Already the company‘s four cylinder, overhead camshaft engine and MacPherson strut front and coil spring/trailing arm rear suspension had been proved in its larger four door saloons, and when this was allied to the new 02 Series 1600 it was a recipe well received. Faster derivatives soon joined the 85bhp 1600: first came the twin carburettor 105bhp 1600ti of 1967 and then the extremely popular 2002 launched in January 1968. In basic form its 1,998cc engine produced 100bhp, but as the 2002ti, twin carburettors raised this to