Well, as many of you know I've been searching for a BMW 2002 for a while now, with the intensity ratcheting up when I sold my E28 late last year.
I don't want to jinx it since it isn't sitting in my garage yet, but I made a deal for one in KC today and left with the title. Now I just need to get the car transported home (and pay the seller the rest of the money).
Key details: 1976 BMW 2002, mileage unknown. Originally silver, now white with a blue interior.
Engine built by Ireland Engineering in 2000 (actual receipts from IE for proof). Higher compression (said to be 9.5:1), a hotter cam, and a downdraft Weber 32/36. Backed by a Getrag 240 5-speed transmission that shifts smoothly. Crane ignition, electric fuel pump. This drivetrain rips already, and has room to increase power with side drafts if I want.
Upgraded vented discs in front, larger drums in the rear, with a tii brake master cylinder.
Front seats are Recaro's that were recovered sometime in the last decade. They look great.
Sport springs that lower it about 1", Bilstien shocks. Front and rear suspension has been done (bearings, bushings, sway bay), transmission mount and engine mounts.
The not so good.
Paint was probably done around 2000 as well and it is showing. Peeling on the roof, though the rust that shows is surface only (I poked at it hard).
I'll probably just mitigate the roof rust for now, maybe do something like a "comet wash" or use "shine juice" like VGG. Definitely not planning to paint it this year.
(The good thing about it not being the factory color is that now I don't have to care which color I go with in the future.)
5-6 holes through the driver's side floorboard right behind the pedal box. The floorboard is still quite sturdy, no issues driving at all, but it will need to be cut out and replaced. (Though I may clean it up and slap some POR 15 on it for a while just so I can drive it.)
The rest of the car is darn near rust free.
No carpet. That is easily fixed.
No heater or blower motor. Not great, but without AC not as big a deal for me. This car will get AC within the next year, and I'll have to mess with most of that anyway.
Dash is super cracked, speedo and tach don't work, no oil pressure gauge, windshield and rear window molding is in bad shape.
But - all of the things needed for safety inspection in Texas work - wipers, lights, signals, horn, brakes, etc.
So this will be exactly what I was looking for - a solid driver that needs some work.
I'm beyond excited.
Now @Tripper, we are both on the hunt for wheels. The difference is I'm not sure what I want yet.