BMW 02 Series - 1602, 2002 MODELS E10 / E20
This 1974 BMW 2002 E10 is US model “tii” that is fitted with factory air-conditioning. It was purchased by the former owner in Texas in 2008 while still in its original shade of Fjord Blue but was later changed to Malaga after it was relocated to California. While in California, it was looked after by the specialists at Coupe King. In addition to regular maintenance, they completely upgraded the suspension with performance springs, Bilstein shocks, upgraded bushings and a heavy-duty rear sway bar. The ride isn't overly firm, and the handling is a huge improvement from stock. The cosmetics are very presentable with minimal flaws and the Malaga paintwork was applied to a higher standard than is usually found on cars in this price bracket. The car sits just right on 13” steel wheels and slightly larger 185/70 tires. The interior includes sport seats up front, recently redone carpets against very good door panels and headliner. The dash is excellent, but the steering column has a hairline crack in the plastic shroud. The leather wrapped steering wheel has some sun damage but feels great in your hands. On the road, this tii feels very tight, handles extremely well and the engine makes good power. The gearbox is straightforward, and functions as intended making for a very lively and fun to drive car. A major service was performed on August 26, 2020 that included an inspection of all mechanical and cosmetic components, oil service, brake fluid service and rear differential fluid change. In addition to the mechanical work, the AC system was just completely rebuilt and is blowing ice cold.