We're delighted to offer for sale this incredibly rare BMW 2002. Only 260 RHD Cabriolet versions made with the iconic round rear lights and with an exceptional service history it makes this one of the most desirable 2002's on the market. The car comes with its original service book which has 14 stamps in it along with over 80 invoices for previous service work dating back to 1973. The mileage is backed up from 2000 via original MOT Certificates all present and correct. The car comes with a USB of previous extensive restoration work on the vehicle and the original sales brochure and Haynes workshop Manual.
The BMW 02 Series is a range of compact executive cars produced by German automaker BMW between 1966 and 1977, based on a shortened version of the New Class Sedans. The first 02 Series produced was the 1600-2 (later renamed 1602) in 1966. In 1975, the 02 Series was replaced by the E21 3 Series (except for the 1502 model which continued until 1977). Helmut Werner Bönsch, BMW's director of product planning, and Alex von Falkenhausen, designer of the M10 engine, each had a two-litre engine installed in a 1600-2 for their respective personal use. When they realized they had both made the same modification to their own cars, they prepared a joint proposal to BMW's board to manufacture a two-litre version of the 1600-2. At the same time, American importer Max Hoffman was asking BMW for a sporting version of the 02 series that could be for the United States. As per the larger coupe and 4-door sedan models, the 2.0 engine was sent in to two states of tune: the base single-carburetor 2002 producing 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) and the dual-carburetor high compression 2002 ti producing 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp). The 2002 Automatic, with the base engine and a ZF 3HP12 3 speed automatic transmission, became available in 1969. In 1971, the Baur cabriolet was switched from the 1.6 L engine to the 2.0 L engine to become the 2002 TopCabriolet.
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