S14-Powered Euro 1972 BMW 2002 5-Speed

Whilst we typically gravitate towards Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini when it comes to our classic car coverage here at The Coolector, we’ve also got a mighty soft spot for old school style BMWs and we’ve seen none cooler than this S14-Powered Euro 1972 BMW 2002 5-Speed which is going under the hammer with Bring A Trailer.

This S14-Powered Euro 1972 BMW 2002 5-Speed has a current bid of a thoroughly reasonable $15k so someone is definitely going to bag themselves a motoring bargain with this one. With 78k Kilometres on the clock and a 2.3L S14 Inline-Four motor, this BMW is presented in immaculate condition and will undoubtedly become a focal point of a classic car collector’s line up in 2021.

Vintage Vibes Abound

This glorious looking 1972 BMW 2002 from Bring A Trailer is a European-market example that was first acquired by the seller in 2017 from its previous owner of 17 years, who installed a 2.3-litre S14 inline-four and five-speed manual transmission from an E30 M3. The car has been refurbished in a striking, two-tone grey and red colourway, and the black interior features bolstered Recaro seats from an E21.

Additional equipment found with this S14-Powered Euro 1972 BMW 2002 5-Speed from Bring A Trailer includes a limited-slip differential, 15″ wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, a modified and lowered suspension with Bilstein shocks, a UUC short shifter, and a Martelius exhaust. Some of the stand out exterior details include chrome bumpers and trim, round taillights, and a single side mirror.

Silver 15″ steel wheels wear Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tires on this wonderfully retro BMW and we’re loving its aesthetic inside and out here at Coolector HQ. The brake system makes use of Alcon Type H four-piston callipers with 304mm rotors up front and Bendix rear callipers, and further modifications that have been carried out include Ferodo DS2500 brake pads, a Tii master cylinder, and steel-braided brake hoses. 

Impeccable Interiors

The cabin of this Bring A Trailer lot boasts bolstered Recaro seats from an E21 that have been reupholstered in 2015 along with a matching rear bench, black vinyl door panels, and replacement salt-and-pepper carpets that add to the wonderfully retro vibe of this automobile. A UUC short-shift kit has been installed, and a Pioneer head unit is linked with aftermarket speakers mounted in the rear parcel shelf.

With current bidding at just $15k, we’re mighty tempted to throw our hat into the ring for this S14-Powered Euro 1972 BMW 2002 5-Speed were it not for the fact the auction is in another country. Gloriously presented and in such an excellent condition considering the age of the vehicle, one classic car collector is going to be mighty lucky when the gavel goes down on this one.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.