Exterior Color: Verona Red
Interior Color: Tan
Number of Cylinders: 4
Drive Type: RWD
Marceline, Missouri, United States
Up for sale is a 1976 BMW 2002 with Verona Red paint and tan interior. Car runs great and engine doesn't leak any oil. Car has 78,255 miles and as far as I know, that is all original. Odometer does work. Car comes equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission. I will do my best to list and any issues that the car has. I bought this car to restore or resto-mod. I have decided to head another direction and this would be a great project for someone who loves these cars. It has all the right ingredients for a well done restoration or resto-mod.
Body is straight, paint is good (with some bubbling around right rear quarter and trunk lid). Paint is original color, but it does look like it has been re sprayed at some point.
Engine runs strong. Numbers matching. Starts first time every time. This car features the Solex 2bb carb. Carb seems like it is tuned for cruising rather than speed. I have not gotten far enough with it to change this.
Transmission shifts good, but will need to some work done in the future as the syncros are starting to wear. In other words, you cant speed shift but it does shift fine for driving.
All lights, switches and indicators work, with the exception of the speedometer (needs a new cable). Even the fasten seatbelt sign lights up when the car starts. Wipers and washer both work at all speeds.
Wheels are good shape and tires have good tread on them.
Trim and bumpers are good.
Interior is in great shape for it's age. No tears in the seats. Dash has two cracks in it (typical for this model). Carpet is in good shape.
Vin is 2740665
The Bad: (Remember this car is 36 years old)
Rust is present in a some areas. The front floor pans will need to be replaced and there will need to be some work done to the rear shock towers. Car rides good and shock supports are not affected at this time. Frame rails are GOOD. Pillars are GOOD. Rear floor pans are GOOD. Engine bay is GOOD. Front towers have surface rust. I added a few pictures of the front floor-pan
Steering has some play (nothing scary). The steering box will need to be adjusted to take the slop out. I drive it to work with no issues.
Engine burns a little oil, but runs good. This is typical for the original motor.
This car just needs a restoration or a little TLC to make a great daily driver. I just put brand new roundels on it (not the newer, cheaper ones, but the original painted style). Car rides smooth, and doesn't rattle going over bumps. These things are getting harder to come by that aren't in a rusted heap.
I have been looking at all the other models on here, and at other sites for comparison in price and this car is by far the best for the money. This car has great potential. While it is the last year for this model, some quote it as being much better than the 73,74 and 75 models. Most of the exterior panels on this car are in great shape. The interior is in great shape. I could part this car out (which would be crazy to do) and would make much more money than selling it outright. If I don't sell it, I will keep it and restore it myself. It just might have to wait in line :)
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