Lot 343: BMW 2002 Competition Car
It was BMW's 1600 saloon of 1966, with new two-door, medium-sized bodywork, that really sealed the German manufacturer's path on the road to success. Already the company's four cylinder, overhead camshaft engine and MacPherson strut front and coil spring/trailing arm rear suspension had been proved in its larger four door saloons, and when this was allied to the new 02 Series 1600 it was a recipe well received. Faster derivatives soon joined the 85bhp 1600: first came the twin carburettor 105bhp 1600ti of 1967 and then the extremely popular 2002 launched in January 1968. In basic form its 1,998cc engine produced 100bhp, but as the 2002ti, twin carburettors raised this to 120bhp and top speed to 115mph. It was with this model that BMW won the 2,000cc class of the 1968 European Touring Car Championship; for 1969, however, to combat the Porsche 911 threat, BMW used the competition only 2002TiK for Group 5, K denoting a KKK turbocharger.
Prepared to competition specification in 1991 by the previous owner, this car passed into the ownership of the vendor in 1994 and was subsequently prepared for eligibility for the BMW Kumho Challenge, as well as being raced extensively in the CTCRC Classic Thunder Championship with numerous class wins and podium finishes.
The car is fitted with the legendary 2002 Turbo unit, with Motec engine management and Garrett turbocharger producing 260bhp at 1.2 bar. Power is fed through a 5 -speed dog leg gearbox and limited slip differential with Tarox brakes providing the stopping power. The car sits on 15 inch Revolution split rims and is supplied with a spare set of BMW alloys with a new set of tyres, a set of Compomotive wheels and a V5 document.
Eligible for many historic events this little race car represents a great entry into historic motorsport.
Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars|
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£7057|
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