1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505

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Lot 58P
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon
Registration no. NPH 988L Chassis no. 1554505

Sold for £ 18,000 (US$ 22,555) inc. premium
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon
Registration no. NPH 988L
Chassis no. 1554505
Odometer Reading: TBC
MoT Expiry: N/A

*Superb bare-shell restoration
*'M44' engine fitted
*'Roundy' model
*Bespoke interior


Updating a classic car's character for modern driving conditions while retaining that car's character is no easy task, but when it is done right – and done well – the result is a car that rewards its owner every time the ignition key is turned. MPH's '02 is a first-class example of the 'restomod', a classic that has been restored but has had some tweaks and twists applied at the some time. Beginning with a UK-market BMW '02 (the more popular round light model) , work centred around a soda-blasted body shell which has been fitted with deep chin spoiler and steel flared wheel arches other modern styling cues include de-chromed black shadow trim and the removal of bulky bumpers. A set of 1970s 15-inch cross-spoke alloy wheels, riding on adjustable coil-over suspension finish off the iconic look with a sporting stance.
Our vendor says there is a complete photographic record of work carried out. Under the bonnet sits a fully detailed M44 (from a 318is) twin-cam engine to which a stainless steel twin-pipe exhaust system is fitted. But the mechanical improvements don't stop there, as all-round discs handle the stopping duties, a five-speed gearbox gets the power out through a revised differential and power steering makes light of any journey. With a bespoke interior (think custom-embroidered leather M-sport seats and alcantara headlining) continuing the theme and serious attention to detail on even the most out-of-sight areas, this '02 for the 2000s is surely the ultimate (restomod) driving machine?

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Footnotes

  • Please note the odometer reading is 152,996
    Vendor Score Total: 100/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 25/25
    Body Work: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 20/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
    Headlining: 5
    Seats: 5
    Trim: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Ancillary components: 5
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 5/5

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1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Saloon  Chassis no. 1554505
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