A BMW 2002 Just Can't Stay Stock

Not possible, as the Germans would say.

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What's a BMW 2002? It's the sportiest of BMW's New Class sedans from the sixties, the compact rear-wheel drive two-door that made BMW what it is today. As a drivers' car, you might think of the 2002 as a lighter, smaller, more fragile version of an E30 3-Series. But, 2002s need some work before you can treat them like a more modern 3-Series.

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Fact is, a BMW from the 1960s, or even the 1970s, will rust as eagerly as a contemporary Fiat or British Leyland product. Today, 2002s are harder to come by than either of the first two generations of 3-Series, which means finding a good one can be an expensive, time-consuming process.

And once you get a 2002, the next step is customizing it. Because an '02 deserves a peppier engine, mild suspension upgrades, and personal touches to make it feel like it's yours. And maybe even a half-cage, just to make your mom feel at ease.

Seriously, I can't remember ever seeing a completely stock 2002 outside of a museum. And as Lisa's keeper featured in the Petrolicious video below proves, it would be hard to locate one in California too...

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