Esteban Valentin’s modified 2002 – COTM April 2021

My BMW 2002 with US VIN was manufactured on April 17th, 1974 and delivered on April 18th, 1974 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Granatrot Metallic, paint code 025.

I have been able to trace the history of about 8 past owners with three of them being local in Florida. These have helped piece together much of the history on the car. I purchased in March 2019 up in South Carolina. I saw the car for the first time in December 2018 and couldn’t stop thinking about purchasing so struck a deal a few months later. Car was in great shape to start and I added tweaks to make my own. The car has a 74 tii engine although it is a base model VIN. A refreshed Kugelfisher pump was installed mid 2019 and the car was fine tuned by a specialized mechanic that has worked on 2002’s for decades, many track dedicated.




74 tii with refreshed Kugelfischer tuned by Rick Wirnowski from Motorsport Services

Custom Intake with K&N Filter

Liquidmoly Fluids

MSD 6 ALW rev limiter

Walloth and Nesch Front Strut Bar

Ansa Midpipe tied to a Magnaflow custom 2” exhaust with a vintage 911 tip

Petri steering wheel with 320is Sport Horn Button

IE Motorsports Extended Stud Conversion

BBS RA 15’’x 7” +25 wrapped with Dunlop Direzza 195\50\15 

Bilstein Sports Shocks on IE stage 1 Springs (altered to lower more)

Catuned Stainless Brake Lines

Full suspension refresh by WTF Motorsports with Energy Suspension Bushings, Tie Rod Ends

CV’s boots refreshed

Battery relocated in Trunk

Shorty/ Early Bumpers/ Conversion

Euro Signal Lenses

Hella H4 Lights and Hella Driving Lights

Full LEDs conversion front and back with electronic flasher

320is Recaro fully refinished

New seatbelts and receivers

Turner Motorsport Black Ionized Pedals

Stitchboots Leather Shifter Boot

GrabMyKnob Custom wood shift knob stained black

Koogleworks center console gauge panel

VDO Volt\ Water Temp\ Oil Pressure\ Clock on Dash

Custom rear taillights with clear corners

Matching Old Motorsport Roundels on wheels, trunk, hood, steering wheel and shift knob

Zender Rear Spoiler

XPEL XR Plus 35% Window Tints


Next modifications:

Wiring Rear Fog Lamp

Installing my Rear Seat Delete kit

5 speed swap from a 320is

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