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1972 Bmw 2002 Base Sedan 2-door 2.0l Colorado Orange W/ Sunroof Nice Driver on 2040-cars

Year:1972 Mileage:99999

Fallbrook, California, United States

Fallbrook, California, United States

Condition:   The car has rust repair and bodywork that will be needed.  The rear body panel has some body damage and the 1/4 panel near the gas cap is very slightly pushed in.  I have tried to photo the concerning areas so there are no surprises.    The rust is primarily on the fenders, hood, trunk and spare tire well and rockers(I will include 2 brand new rockers to the high bidder).   As you can see the front and rear shock towers are original and solid as is the floor.   The spots in the engine bay are surface rust only.  There is one area photo'd under the car which is rusted which I believe to be the pedal box.   The passenger side window can roll up and down but you have to assist it while turning the crank.   Door locks not working.   Missing windshield wipers.   Odometer is not working.  No Radio.   A crack in dash - slight tear in passenger front seat bottom.  
Features:   The car has a nice shifting 4 speed tranny - no grinding with shifts up or down.   There is a little play in the shifter but it does not affect performance.    The car is its original Colorado Orange color and has a sunroof which functions as intended.   The lights and turn signals work -  original engine idles smooth and runs strong(still has original Solex Carb).    I would not hesitate to drive the car anywhere.  Fresh oil, plugs, points, hoses, filter.  Brakes are good to go.   BBS Wheels w/ low mileage tires(all matching).   No center caps.   Nice overall original interior.  In summary this is a solid vehicle, mechanically strong, that will need some love by a good bodyman.   Once done you'll have a very collectible 2002 in a desirable year, desirable color w/ a sunroof to boot.    I have set a very reasonable reserve - Good Luck and let me know if any questions. 
History:   Clear Title is in my name - CA registration is paid through March 2015.   I had bought the vehicle with intentions of restoring but other circumstances have changed that.   
Shipping:   Buyer will be responsible for arranging shipping or pickup.   I will assist however I can to help make it a smooth process.    

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