Rare 47-year-old BMW Turbo will go under the hammer for $ 140,000

Rare 47-year-old BMW Turbo will go under the hammer for $ 140,000

January 19, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

In total, a little more than 1600 similar sports cars BMW Turbo were built

A rare 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo with a range of 25,700 kilometers will be auctioned at Sotheby’s. For one of 1,672 sports cars ever produced, the seller plans to raise up to $ 140,000.

BMW 2002 Turbo was produced from 1973 to 1975. The era of turbocharged engines began with this model. If on the mass Bavarian cars they put atmospheric “fours” with a volume of 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 liters, then the Turbo version received a two-liter supercharged unit with a capacity of 170 horsepower (240 Nm) with mechanical fuel injection. Together with the engine, a five-speed manual transmission works in the compartment. The sports car accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, with a maximum speed of 209 kilometers per hour.

The piece for sale rolled off the assembly line in 1974. The sports coupe has undergone a complete refurbishment over the past three years, bringing BMW back to its original white body color, tricolor decals, and a chrome rear bumper and beltline molding. In addition, wheel arch extensions were installed on the car, by analogy with the original car of the early 70s of the last century.

The 2002 Turbo is shod with the same Alpina rims used on the coupe at the time. The BMW interior, entirely made of genuine black leather, has also been restored to look perfect. The only difference from the original BMW Turbo is the sunroof. Otherwise, all the functionality completely repeats the classic coupe filling. For 47 years of operation, the sports car drove only 25,700 kilometers. During the upcoming bidding for the perfectly restored BMW 2002 Turbo, they plan to raise from 120,000 to 140,000 dollars

In July last year, another classic BMW in perfect condition was up for auction at Bring & Trailer. A 1988 M3 E30 with 13,000 kilometers was estimated by the seller at $ 120,000.