My First Restoration

September 2, 2005

Since I was kid, I have always been in love with classic European automobiles, especially the 1970′s BMW 2002 (the model number not the year). Although these cars are often forgotten, they still live on today as what we now call the 3-series. This car is infamous in car circles, all over the world, and especially in American because this was the first large-scale production vehicle to hit our shores.

So in August of 2005 I found the perfect one for me and went out and bought it from a guy in Navato, just north of me in San Francisco. When I bought the car it was burning oil, was in need of interior repairs, but all around a stable vehicle. This is literally the FIRST car I have dug into like this so follow along and watch as I learn. Nothing is that hard if you have the patience to learn and understand what you are doing.

Here are some photos of the old beat up motor

1973 BMW 2002 motor in bad shape Another shot of the BMW 2002’s motor in rough shape

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