BMW E9 and BMW 2002 side by side

This story is based on a happy juxtapose. How many times are we able to see two classic BMWs, sharing the same body color, together? Very rare. Well, today is that rare situation, when a perfectly restored BMW E9 and a invisibly upgraded BMW 2002 smile together side by side. Why is the upgrade invisible? Don’t tell me you can spot that E30 M3 engine under the hood!

The Chamonix white perfectly compliments both items, being inoffensive and vintage. That’s one of the reasons why, looking at the pictures, it seems that we’re back in the ‘70s, when the cars had a truly beautiful silhouette, and were built from more metal and less plastic than these days.

The 2002’s story is narrated by its owner, which also restored it: Jeff Tighe. In this condition, it values $55.000. Useless to say – it’s perfectly preserved. Outside – it’s restored to the original look. There’s also this pair of fog lamps, which adds style to the front grille.
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1970 Alpina 2002ti restored

Right now, Alpina is one of the most important aftermarket specialist that deal in Bimmers, and they have been for a while now.

It has been many decades since Alpina first started collaborating with BMW to bring the ultimate driving machine up a few notches.

1970 Alpina 2002ti restored

1970 Alpina 2002ti restored

One of the first models they worked on was the 2002ti, and when they were done fiddling with it, it was pretty impressive. Most other vehicles were simply inferior, and for good reason. Now, BMW and Alpina are bringing a restored 1970 Alpina 2002ti to the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion.
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Tuned BMW 2002 hits eBay

We have seen many tuning project involving Bimmers both old and new, and while most made an almost immediate impression on me, with this one I’m on the fence.

Fact is, I don’t know if I should like or hate it, as there are plenty good things thrown in with the bad.

Tuned BMW 2002 eBay

Tuned BMW 2002 eBay

It is nice that the owner decided to put in a 5.0 liter V8 engine taken from a Mustang, and the overall condition of the vehicle seems good. It even has limited slip differential and hydraulic steering, and the BMW 2002’s engine has a nice round sound to it, so you shouldn’t expect it to give out in a middle of an intersection.
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