I’ve always been a fan of vintage and pre 2000’s BMW’s and after working for the company for 12 years, my love of them grew even more especially being around owners and collectors of the cars who would bring them into the dealership. The owner of the dealer was an old guy who had been in the car business for years and was one of the first BMW dealerships to open in the area who had an incredible collection in his garage, mostly mint and un-driven. Everything from the M1 (which was given to him by BMW because of the volume of cars he sold) to an M6 to the new Z8, his collection is definitely grand. For me loving the 90’s, Hip Hop and sound systems, station wagons were always big here in Philly, Volvo, Mercedes Benz and of course the BMW 525 wagon which was my favorite.
But when it comes to BMW’s for me I have expensive tastes in what I like with the M1, M6, the 1986 M3, 740IL sport and of course the 2002 Turbo which is the topic of today. Going up for sale over at Hexagon Auction is the vintage 1975 2002 Turbo in pristine condition which is sure to fetch big dollars.
“Even by the high standards that Hexagon Classics have set, have we have never seen such an original example of the BMW 2002 Turbo, one of the true landmark heroes in the automobile world. Hexagon of Highgate sold these BMW 2002 Turbos as brand new cars in the 1970’s, so we understand just how important a part this model played in the forthcoming motoring revolution. With only 10 of these rarities currently being used on the U.K’s roads, these are now scarcer than most so-called motoring exotica.”
For the last 17 years or so, the car has been kept in Carcoon storage as part of a large private collection and comes with 15 old MOTs. Featured in Classic Car Magazine in 1997 and again in 2001, it comes with copies of both articles and a Certificate of Authenticity supplied by BMW Mobile Tradition.