David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/15/16 12:46 p.m.

Ben Miller was simply looking for a first-year BMW 2002tii originally painted a rather eye-scorching, ’70s-defining, factory shade of yellow inexplicably called Golf. Only after fully consummating the deal did he find out what he’d really purchased: one of the few examples fully massaged by BMW tuning house Alpina.

It may look like most any other early 2002 with a Day- Glo paint job, but closer inspection reveals that this 1972 BMW received just about every possible Alpina upgrade, from a five-speed gearbox and quick-ratio steering box to a fuel-injection setup sporting individual throttle bodies. Its 2.0-liter engine makes nearly as much power as the one fitted inside the famed 2002 Turbo.

Don’t mistake Ben for your causal 2002 enthusiast, though. He owns 2002 AD, a BMW 2002 restoration house, and already has just about every possible variant of the model.

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bearmtnmartin
bearmtnmartin Dork
1/15/16 2:33 p.m.

Where is the burning landrover?

TonyCarlos
TonyCarlos
5/6/16 10:42 a.m.

Sweet engine bay. Nothing as cool as those old mechanical injection systems.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson UltimaDork
5/6/16 11:03 a.m.
bearmtnmartin wrote: Where is the burning landrover?

That's what I came here expecting. Truth in advertising and all that.

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