Verified by BMW historical archives as manufactured on May 18th, 1973 and delivered on May 29th 1973 to BMW Italia in Palazzolo, Verona, Italy.
Car in California since the 80s.
Bare metal respray in 2005
Assembled in 2005/6 using many new components including exhaust, suspension and steering components, newly chromed bumpers, freshly painted wheels, rebuilt driveshaft and much more.
New black German carpet kit
City pack car (steel doors, electric front windows, aluminum hood and decklid)
Rare low mileage non-power steering box
Brand new wood interior
Custom oil pressure/temperature gauge binnacle mounted in place of speaker grill (new wood speaker grille cover delete option sold with car)
New OEM door panels
Newly upholstered Scheel seats with headrests
5spd Getrag gearbox upgrade with UUC dual shear selector rod short shift kit (original 4sp sold with car)
Alpina shift knob
14” Alpina wheels
Cross drilled and slotted rotors front and rear
Hella H4 Halogen headlight upgrade (fully fused)
This is a fantastic “usable classic”, mechanically reliable and with more than enough power, handling and braking performance for use in modern traffic. The engine has excellent oil pressure and runs cool even in hot California summers. With the 5spd gearbox 80MPH comes quickly, quietly and effortlessly.