In the late 1960s, BMW Motorsport developed the BMW 2002 turbo on the basis of the successful 1600-2. It is the first production car equipped with a turbo, even before the 911 Turbo. The model was specially built for touring car racing, in 1973 there will also be a street version. This produces 170 hp, with which the BMW 2002 turbo accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.9 counts and reaches a top of 211 km/h. Those are fantastic figures for a compact sedan in the early 1970s. Unfortunately, the fuel consumption is also of sports car level. And let the oil crisis break out in 1973, resulting in enormous price increases at the pump. The thirsty 2002 turbo with 'war stripes' is labeled 'politically incorrect' and is taken out of production after just over a year. Production was therefore limited to 1476 pieces, most of them in white. Add to that the fact that cars from that period were quite susceptible to rust as standard and the technology of a 2002 Turbo can require a lot of attention after a long standing still. It is logical that a hard, rust-free and unwelded body in combination with recently performed very extensive technical maintenance is a rarity that the enthusiast or collector can appreciate. The example offered here is a very original Turbo, for example the bottom of the car is untouched and visibly rust-free, just like the entire body. Of course, this is a car that has always remained damage-free. Coming from a BMW collection of which the car was part of for a long time, the car turned out to have no major technical defects, but major maintenance was necessary. For example, the original turbo was overhauled by a specialist, the radiator, all dry rubbers, gaskets, filters, fluids, brake lines, etc. etc. were renewed and optically important details such as the weathered stickers were renewed. All this with a sense of authenticity and respect for the originality that makes this 2002 Turbo so special. Optically a true 'time machine', so not an over-restored 'new' looking car, this 2002 takes you back in time without being bothered by an optical defect. She drives like a new one, by the way.
Included with the car is an overview of owners (only three in total, the first bought the car at the age of 41) and an extensive list and invoices of the work recently carried out.