1974 BMW 2002

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    4290184
  • Engine number 
    4290184
  • Lot number 
    359
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £75000 - £85000.  
- Europe's first turbocharged production car and one of just 1,672 built
- First imported to the UK on 01/07/1982. More recently supplied through Munich Legends in 2007
- Fitted with new front discs and pads in 2016
- Supplied with a UK V5c and a folder of invoices
- Topical, extremely rare and highly collectable
  The 2002 Turbo was launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motorshow and was Europe's first turbocharged production car. With an output of 170bhp and 240Nm feet torque, it was the fastest BMW yet produced, pinching that mantle from the superb 2002 Tii. Only produced in late '73 and '74 there were just 1,672 built, all in left-hand drive and, sadly, very few survive today. Replaced in 1975 by the ubiquitous '3' series, it was the last model to be introduced by BMW whilst they were still regarded as a specialist low volume niche manufacturer.This car was first imported to the UK on 01/07/1982 before being supplied through the respected dealer, Munich Legends in 2007. At that point the entire underside of the car was stripped back to bare metal, repairing and treating any areas of corrosion, before re-stone-chipping. Three owners later the car was exported to Ireland in June 2009, before returning to the UK in 2014. The car appears very original and well cared for and has most likely had a respray at some point in the past but still presents very well today. The speedo shows 8,919 km today which we can only presume is a total of 108,919kms – which would equate to 67,680 miles.This year a BMW 2002 Turbo sold at auction in the USA for an incredible $192,500 showing the surge in demand for these special cars. Rarely are they seen in the ‘wild’ and you could really turn heads at the next Breakfast Meeting by turning up in this legendary BMW.