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mlytle
02-20-2007, 06:40 PM
the model 2002, not the year..

sooo, the other night the wife says, "it would be really neat to have an old convertible. did they make a 2002 convertible?". gasping for breath, i say, "why yes dear, and here in this picture on the internet is a beautiful inka targa in japan for $19,500." and the reply, " that would be really fun! are there any around here?"

any 2002 folks around here that might have more info on these unique cars?

marshall
too many bmw's already, but....

John in VA
02-22-2007, 11:00 PM
There were more 1600s produced as a full drop-top (vollcabriolet) - only about 200 real 2002 came this way (built in early 1971). It's not uncommon to find the 1600s with a 2-liter engine by now!
More common was the 2002 targa, converted by Baur, and built 71-75. These, too, were few in number (~2300 total), and had the removable roof panel and soft fold-down rear window.
All of these were for built for the Euro market, not offered here.
A great place to look is in the cars for sale section at www.bmw2002faq.com

(http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/www.bmw2002faq.com)

woodym3
02-23-2007, 10:41 AM
John, are there any local 2002 events happening this year? My neighbor, a non-club member, wants to know.

mlytle
02-23-2007, 12:19 PM
There were more 1600s produced as a full drop-top (vollcabriolet) - only about 200 real 2002 came this way (built in early 1971). It's not uncommon to find the 1600s with a 2-liter engine by now!
More common was the 2002 targa, converted by Baur, and built 71-75. These, too, were few in number (~2300 total), and had the removable roof panel and soft fold-down rear window.
All of these were for built for the Euro market, not offered here.
A great place to look is in the cars for sale section at www.bmw2002faq.com

(http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/www.bmw2002faq.com)

thanks john!
i've been lurking on bmw2002faq forum amd bf.com 2002 section for a while...;) learned how to drive on a 73 '02 and have always wanted to get another...wife opened the door a few inches...

John in VA
02-23-2007, 02:10 PM
...are there any local 2002 events happening this year? My neighbor, a non-club member, wants to know.

Mid America 02 Fest 2007
April 27 & 28 2007 - Eureka Springs, Arkansas
www.eurekasprings.org

May 26th, 2007
Westbend Vineyards, Lewisville, NC
Vintage At The Vineyards (http://www.vintageatthevineyards.zoomshare.com/). This is becoming a highly regarded event - fun, not a Q-tip concours, but there's always a few!

A group usually gathers for the Import/Sport/Kit car weekend at Carlisle PA, although attendance seems to be diminishing. May 18-20 this year.
Import Nationals (http://www.carsatcarlisle.com/import/index.asp)

'02 Fest East is usually the Sunday after Labor Day at Lime Rock Park CT. Again, this event seems to be in trouble (attendance-wise), and there was talk from some about trying to tie it together with the BMW Historic Races during the Labor Day weekend.

We have a non-club-affiliated Mid-Atlantik '02 group, planning drives/events in the area. Have your neighbor drop me a note and we'll get him in the e-mail loop.

woodym3
02-24-2007, 10:26 AM
Thanks John. He's not serious enough to consider Arkansas, North Carolina or Connecticut local. Maybe Carlisle. I'll tell him to contact you.