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Pick of the Day: 1976 BMW 2002 with sunroof

Car reportedly being sold because owner is moving to a colder climate


Among the most enjoyable cars to drive in the 1960s and ‘70s was the BMW 2002, and a 1976 BMW 2002 is the Pick of the Day on ClassicCars.com.

The car is being advertised by its private owner, who reports a pending move from Farmville, North Carolina, to a “colder climate” means less opportunity to drive the car “as often as I’d like.”

“My loss is your gain,” the seller continues, adding “It has been a joy to own and I will be sad to see it go.”

The seller is willing to let it go, however, for $23,500.

“I have owned this lovely car since 2020,” the seller notes. “Since this time, I’ve made several improvements and repairs and it is running beautifully. It has always been covered and out of the rain, both by the previous owner and myself.”

The seller reports the car to be “almost entirely stock” except for the seats and “some mechanical improvements.”

The seller reports investing around $4,000 in the car since its purchase, and the advertisement lists where that money went, including fuel pump, coil, front brakes, master cylinder, transmission mount, suspension parts, gaskets, carburetor adjustment, etc.

The car also received a new Weber carb, carpeting, rear brakes and tires just before the seller’s purchase.

“As I understand it, the car has spent most of its life in CA,” the advertisement says. “I purchased it from the owner after he had just moved there.  Current odometer reading is 68,000. Based on my prior discussions with the previous owner, I believe the odometer has rolled over once.

“The original M10 engine is rock solid and runs great. The compression was tested as prefect when I bought it and continues to purr smoothly. Cold start is immediate. Acceleration is very lively and the (manual) transmission is butter smooth.”

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. So I gather the car has 168k miles. Are you saying the engine has never been apart? Does this four cylinder 2 liter engine burn oil?
    Usually a four cylinder will burn some oil. Now the six cylinder engine was much stronger and they wouldn’t start till around 300k.


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