1974 BMW 2002 Turbo
Chassis No. 4290164
One of 1672 Turbos Produced
Home Market 02 Turbo with Long-Term Previous Ownership
Beautifully Restored by German Marque Experts
Presented in Original Color Chamonix-White
Offered with BMW Classic Certificate No. 5764
Complete with Original Documentation, Owner’s Manuals & Accessories
Benefitting from Recent Major Service and Detailing; Exhibits Outstanding Road Manners!
Europe’s First Turbocharged Production Car
Demands for increased power for its medium-sized saloon had prompted BMW to introduce the original 2002 in 1968, and it was the fuel-injected 2002tii that provided the basis for the model’s ultimate expression – the Turbo – which was readily distinguishable by its deep front air dam, wheelarch extensions and boot-mounted spoiler. This top-of-the-range model had been introduced following a successful racing program that saw a works entered, turbocharger equipped 2002 win the 1969 European Touring Car Championship in the hands of Dieter Quester. Faced with having to compete against the Porsche 911 & Alfa Romeo GTA, BMW opted for ‘bolt on’ horsepower courtesy of a turbocharger in a compact package resulted in outstanding performance and the fastest and most exciting medium-sized sports saloon of its day. Produced for the 1973/74 season, this rare model is rightly regarded as a modern classic and highly sought after.
The birth of BMW Motorsports as we know it today.
Chassis 4290164, was completed on February 2, 1974 in Chamonix paint over customary black upholstery and a 4-speed transmission. BMW Classic Certificate 5764 confirms that the Turbo was delivered new on March 14th through Autohaus Panzer of Nuremberg, Germany. According to an original Vehicle Registration and records dating to 1987, the BMW spent its time in Altdorf, Germany under long-term ownership until 2011, when it transferred to Kulmbach, then Ammerbuch, Germany and eventually Houston, Texas in 2015. A significant amount of mechanical work was performed to the motor and auxiliaries in the late 1980s, while its most recent and currently displayed comprehensive restoration took place between 2011-2014. A dossier of invoices from certified BMW dealerships and marque experts documents its thoughtful restoration and will accompany the sale. Our service department has been regularly maintaining this fantastic 2002 since its arrival in Houston, with succeeding services performed in 2016, 17, 18, 19.
This particular 2002 presents exceptionally well in original form and livery. Both paint and upholstery remain in excellent order with little wear from use as intended, as do all coatings and supplemental finishes. The car would receive a complete rotisserie treatment during the services performed, including freshening to all mechanical, electrical, and cosmetic components â top to bottom. It’s always great to see original equipment in place where available, such as all BMW etched side and rear glass with defroster, trim components, working Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio with speaker, and fender flairs with factory part decals. Correct type steel wheels are like new and beautifully finished and mounted to new 185/70R13 Pirelli CN36 tires, complimenting the period attire and stance.
This 2002 fully exemplifies the look, feel, and panache of the iconic Turbo and is accompanied by original Owner’s Manual, Turbo Supplement (copy), Keys and Fob, Dealer Brochure, German Vehicle Registration, BMW Classic Certificate of Authenticity, Records and Invoices (1987-2019), Customs and Shipping Documentation, Spare Assembly and Accessories. This Turbo has yet to be concours shown or competitively vintage toured and will surely provide abundant opportunities for its next caretaker to enjoy. Now available for worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom at an excellent price point.
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