This 2002 Tii has lots of goodies installed.
Short video here;
Highly desirable round rear light model
Only 6 previous owners for 41 year old car
Every MOT from new, Free-road tax. Massive A4 folder with comprehensive history to date
Fully restored (twice as I wasn’t happy the first time) All new panels including;
Front wings, rear arches, doors, bonnet, boot lid, rear panel, boot floor, floor pan, and sills
Engine: BMW 304 camshaft, gas flowed head, ports all matched to inlets and exhaust, high compression pistons, 1mm over sized inlet valves, balanced connecting rods and crankshaft. Balanced clutch and flywheel.
Full Stainless steel exhaust system (fitted Dec 2014)
New top-tint laminated front windscreen (fitted Dec 2014), and all new window and door rubbers
HID Headlamp discharge bulbs fitted (fitted Dec 2014)
Spax adjustable suspension, 20% updated springs all round lowered 1″
5-Speed Getrag overdrive gearbox
Brand new Turbo Vented front discs, callipers, hoses and master cylinder
New Injection warm-up unit and recon injection pump
Full glass-out body restoration in 2012-14, resprayed with 5 layers of original Colorado Orange (Code: 002) with upgraded front Cobra sports seats (transformed the car when driving for comfort and support)
Converted to short bumper model and lower trim removed (welded not filled)
Brakes completely replaced (everything); new 4-pot turbo callipers, flex hoses, BMW master cylinder, Servos, turbo rear wheel cylinders etc
New silicon water hoses, thermostat, belts, battery (Bosch)
Currently sitting on 14” 3-Series steels (Alpina track car look) shot blasted and then powder coated with chrome Alpina centre caps. With five brand new Avon tyres
New chrome Hella front driving lights
New Badges and correct raised letter Roundels
Additional VDO gauges on centre pod (oil temp, oil pressure and amps)
Very rare un-cracked dash top
Leather 3-spoke sports steering wheel
New seat belts
Waxoyld into sills and all cavities and Undersealed
Upgraded Blaupunkt Bluetooth, USB, CD, system in centre console with hi –output concealed speakers
Current Insurance agreed value £25k
Latest images June 2012 nearly ready for paint;
All new panels except the doors, which were perfect used ones.
latest progress (1st August 2012);
Being re-assembled early August 2012;
1 week to go……..(12th Aug);
Oh dear, broken rocker, these are apprently cheap copies, so thankfully I have a genuine set to replace these with.
The project is now behind schedule, but the pressures off, so we need to get this right.
So we’ve decided to take the whole engine out and repaint the engine bay whilst replacing all the rockers. I suppose it’s better to have found out now rather than when the cars back on the road.
As for the quality of work not so much the bodywork, but everything else. The car is practically falling apart, everything hanging off, parts missing, filthy, wrong screws everywhere, wiring a nightmare, even paint over the headlight bulbs. I've already spend several days going over it and still got tonnes to do. Fitted new headlamps as others had poor reflectors, removed bumpers (as they need to go back to be rechromed) and they weren't fitted properly. Scrubbed and Cleaned interior, installed centre console and stereo (very important), cleaned all glass in/out, treated and refitted all door seals, window rubbers. Repaired and refitted rear badge, replaced instruments for new cluster, fitted new led rear bulbs and cleaned the outside. Brake hoses loose, door panels fitted with double-side tape, bolts missing out of window mechanisms, even an engine mount bolt missing - ARGHHHH Tightened up seats belts (as loose), polished and refit front grills, going over everything and either refitting, cleaning or replacing as I go. Also need to sort out the engine running idling. Obviously brakes are critical, swap tyres and maybe get to drive it soon.
Replace indicators and refitted bumpers correctly; Latest news - June 2013 Well I am using the 02 inspite still not as I want it and few things not working properly. First one being the brakes. Everything is brand new, yet it takes a second press of the brake pedal to get a firm pedal. New 4-pot brake callipers, new ATE (BMW) Master Cylinder, new Flexible hoses, new hoses from reservoir, rebuilt servo's and sent back again to double-check, new rear wheel cylinder, and gallons of fluid pushed through the system. However, I'm suspecting the pressure bleeder isn't the right tool for this. More soon.
I dragged the 02 out for the fantastic Historic Masters Series bank holiday weekend at Brands Hatch, as every year we get invited free of charge to put on a classic display of BMW’s, those that took up the offer enjoyed the sunshine, racing and displays. It’s an open pit lane, paddock and grandstands, I really can’t emphaises how good and enthusiastic this event is. You can touch the cars (if you ask), talk to the teams and drivers and watch the fabulous racing. One of the best bits for me is the paddock, hiding out among the Winibagos are so stunning recreation and original historic and classic cars. Normally there are a few Neue Klasse teams, but now 2002’s qualify, so what a revelation to see replica 02 race cars in the paddock (great photo opportunity) and real live action on the track.
Latest April 2014
Latest images Dec 2014
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Latest pictures from photo shoot for forthcoming Practical Classics magazine;
Brand New rear lights found (NOS) still in the original boxes – what a find!