1971 BMW 2002

Great driver and event car: Veteran of the California Melee and Snowball rallys, as well as daily driven. Really the best of both worlds - looks fantastic, but not so precious that you're afraid to go out and use it.

Engine & Drivetrain:
Top end performance balanced and blueprinted 2.0Liter 2002tii bottom
end. 9.5:1 pistons mated to an E12 cylinder head.
Metric Mechanic 278 cam
Weber 40/40 DFAV downdraft carb, ported and matched manifold, electric
choke, K&N air filter, S Header & glasspacks

2002tii mechanical advance distributor, Pertronix electronic
ignition / MSD6A with tachometer adaptor and Maximillion/Kingsford 8mm
plug wire set in loom, Bosch red coil

Custom powder coated valve cover
Getrag 5 speed overdrive w/ homemade short shift kit
3.90 LSD differential with correct halfshaft spacers and large bolts –
25% lock

All metal BMW 320i Radiator
320i auxiliary fan, automatic electric fan switch (75c) and cockpit
toggle override

Suspension Techniques Gold Springs
Tokico Shocks
2002 FAQ Generation 1 frot strut tower bar
Top End Performance rear strut tower bar welded in

Wheels / Tires
14X6 Panasports 22mm offset
185 /60/14 Yokohama AVS ES 100 tires

Lights / Electric:
Hella 80/100 headlights with Korman Lexan Covers
65-watt Bosch driving lights
Euro amber turn signals with 2-light internals
Optima Red battery relocated to trunk – custom heavy wire lead to
engine bay
Auxiliary power distribution block in engine compartment
Starter button under dash

2002tii struts and calipers with Metal Master pads
OEM new (when SCG purchased) rear brake drums and new wheel cylinders
Parking brake is functional (and works well).

Manual Sunroof
Nardi steering wheel
Pioneer 45-watt head unit AM/FM/CD powering Polk separates in doors,
Rockford Fosgate 100watt amp (in trunk) powers JBL 6X9 3-way rear deck
speakers and 2 6x9 subwoofers under rear seat.

Schroth Harnesses – black
GTS Monte Carlo Basket weave leatherette seats
Rear seat and seatbelts intact
Dash has a couple of cracks
All dash controls and gauges work - the wiper switch is a little finiky: windshield washers work.

The car was maintained and serviced Bill Arnold BMW Repair in San
Rafael CA and before our ownership was well known in the Bay Area BMW 2002
community – it’s quick over the road and is very well balanced. It
has never been involved in a major shunt front or rear – and still has the original
underhood stickers and rear side window emission sticker for model year.


Engine compartment is still Sahara... wasn't changed in the respray. Come on, it's a driver.

Rear shock tower brace and battery

All instruments work

Headliner not perfect

Small ding from inside of trunk

one ding in chrome strip

As seen on BAT - Event coverage of the Snowball rolloff

On the 2009 Snowball rally

My parents (SCG and CJG) in the 2002 on the '06 California Melee - right after paint.

Scouting magazine photo locations near Livermore, CA

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