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1971 BMW 2002 E10 47k Orig Mi FrigiKing A/C SoCal New Mostly Orig. Paint

Make: BMW
Model: 2002
Type: --
Trim: --
Year: 1971
Mileage: 47300
VIN: 167XXXX
Color: Chamonix
Engine: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: --
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States

1971 BMW 2002 -- Additional Info:

1971 BMW 2002 (E10) “Roundie” Survivor Southern California Car New Frigiking A/C Installed when New Mostly Original Paint VIN # 167xxxx ENG# 257xxxx (June of 1971) 47,300 Original Miles Chamonix (085) on Blue/Black Leatherette 4-Speed Manual Transmission Clean and Clear California Title BMWCCA Member Owned Southern California/Southwest from New Very Dry Survivor Mostly Original Paint You can’t really call yourself a car guy or gal until you’ve owned a BMW 2002. These Bavarian bargains are among the last true vintage sport car values left. Porsche 911 and 356 prices have skyrocketed. Even good Alfas are... hard to find and growing in value. What makes 2002s so desirable is that they are affordable to own, a blast to drive, and very durable…the perfect vintage touring/rallying car. This 2002 was built on November 2nd, 1970 and sold new on February 5th, 1971 by C. Bob Autrey Motors, Inc. of Long Beach, California to a Mr. John Reeder of Downey, California. Upon delivery, the BMW dealer installed Frigiking air-conditioning. It appears that the car stayed in Southern California until it was sold to a Mr. Jim Schmidt of Phoenix, Arizona on February 4th, 1987 with 24k-original miles. In Mr. Schmidt’s care, the carburetor was rebuilt as well as transmission work. It appears that the next owner of record was a Mr. James Workinger of Scottsdale, Arizona. He purchased this 2002 on December 23rd, 2003 with 44k-miles. Although he only owned the car for a few years and a couple thousand miles, he employed Carl Nelson of La Jolla Independent to perform the following significant services: Water pump, repair radiator, flush cooling system Tie rods Rear brake drums, shoes, wheel cylinders, and master cylinder Rebuild shift lever Major service/tune-up Replace most rubber seals (doors, hood, trunk, glass) Also, repairs performed by local Scottsdale shops include: Rebuild complete A/C system (dryer, compressor, hoses, evap) Replace engine connecting rod bearings New heater control valve Rebuild carburetor Replace drive shaft, center support, and u-joints Nardi wood steering wheel installed The car was then sold to Donnie Crevier of Orange County, California. Donnie was the owner of one of SoCal’s largest BMW dealers and he also owns a classic car storage facility. He was attracted to the originality and low miles of this example. Over the 5-years he owned it, he rarely drove it and added less than 1,000-miles. He sold it on October 22nd, 2012 with 45,512 original miles to the current Orange County owner/BMW Car Club of America member. For the last 7-years, the current owner has invested well over $15k bringing this 2002 to the next level both cosmetically and mechanically. Highlights of the services performed include: Front struts and rear shocks (Boge) and strut bearings Most body, trim, and glass seals Hood pads Suspension bushings Correct 13x4.5 refurbished steel wheels and restore hubcaps Service A/C system Replace front and rear door/side panels and rear parcel tray Restored Becker Europa radio with iPod connector High beam switch Light refurbishment of engine bay to make correct Motor and trans mounts Fuel lines with correct OE cloth style Clean, prep, and repaint engine block Intake manifold Alternator Refurbish starter motor New Bilstein HD shocks and struts Refurbish and balance drive shaft Replace carburetor with correct stock rebuilt Solex Driver door stop Vintage Hella fog lamps on custom brackets We had our mechanic perform a light inspection and found the car to be in excellent shape and mechanically sound. He did install a rebuilt alternator and wired the fog lights to a switch so they will come on with headlights. Somewhere during the life of this car, the engine was replaced with another 2.0L motor from a 1971 2002 built only 8 months later. We are not sure why, but it appears to have been done a long time ago and possibly in the first year or two of the car’s life. The exterior of this BMW looks amazing. I’ve known this car for nearly a decade and I always thought it was restored. I was surprised to find out that it is mostly original paint (see pics of meter readings). It appears that everything is original except some paintwork on the lower part of the rear fenders and back panel. It is extremely thin and probably done decades ago. Our mechanic recently inspected it and said it looked like the left rear fender was replaced, but the work was very good and no signs of other damage. As you can imagine with nearly 50-year old paint, there are some nicks and minor flaws here and there (see pics). Everything looks right and typical of a well-cared-for 45k orig. mile example. There are minimal signs of wear. The steel wheels and hubcaps look great. They are wearing older correct size white wall tires that have near full tread with no cracks . All the glass, rubber, and brightwork look fantastic. All the exterior lights work properly. The interior is equally as nice and has been partially refreshed. The seats appear original and show minimal signs of wear and are still firm. The headliner is original and in very good shape with only some slight yellowing and a small tear (see pic). The door panels are new and look fantastic. The dash is also original and in really good shape with only a very small crack (see pic). All the gauges work properly as well as heater, fan, and even the A/C blows cold. The Becker radio works great and you can plug an MP3 player into it. The best part about these 2002s is the way they drive. The 2.0L M10 engine sounds fantastic and very robust. It’s hard to believe it is nearly 50-years old. It can easily keep up with traffic and is a joy to row through the gears. This example starts easily with the first try and the choke works. It does not smoke and holds an even idle. Power is surprisingly strong and immediate. The transmission shifts smoothly with no grinding or slipping. Even at higher speeds, this 2002 motor is very smooth. The brakes have a good initial bite with no fading or pulling. Handling is crisp and light. I’ve always said these BMWs make some of the best candidates for vintage touring and still can be used on a daily basis. California registration is paid through October of 2019. This BMW 2002 includes all original extra keys, original spare, fuel filler adapter, original owner’s manuals, original service book, 3-ring binder of many service receipts, original carburetor, Cocomats, car cover, extra hub cap, jack, and some misc. parts/books (see pic). Also, we have a set of 13x5.5 ATS alloy wheels wearing older tires and wrapped in protective covers available for additional fee. **Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud. All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-410-0223 or For tons of pictures, either cut and paste the following URL into your browser, or click here: This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $170 administration fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand-new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.