Fully restored BMW 2002 is showcased in America

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Photo credit: Clarion USA
A car company in America has brought a classic BMW 2002 back up to date with a series of impressive modifications.

Clarion USA have taken a 1974 BMW 2002 and completed a full nut-and-bolt restoration, upgrading almost every component along the way while keeping the car's iconic looks.

The car's engine, an original 2.0-litre unit, was kept in the car – although it too was upgraded to give more power and torque. A newer gearbox was also fitted, along with improved suspension and larger brakes. It wheels, which are correct for the time period, were sourced all the way from Japan.

A one-off air filter was designed and created for the 2002, with an aluminium billet air cleaner assembly made to specially fit the engine's mountings.

Clarion USA, which specialise in vehicle audio technology, also fitted an advanced sound system into the car, and re-trimmed the entire cabin in leather.

Fully restored BMW 2002 is showcased in America

Fully restored BMW 2002 is showcased in America


Each individual part of the car was carefully removed and restored, with even the alloy wheels undergoing a thorough check. It was also finished in an original factory colour, maintaining the 2002's production line look.

The car was then sent to auction and sold for just under £90,000, with all of the proceeds going to charity.

Over 400,000 2002s were sold globally from 1968 to 1976, and the car has now attained cult status thanks to its instantly-recognisable looks. Values of the 2002 have recently been rising, as more people attempt to get their hands on an untouched example.