Tag Archives: BMW 2002

Holy or Unholy Union? 2002 Meets S2000.

I have mixed emotions when it comes to stuffing an engine bay with a motor from another marque. I wouldn’t put a Chevy LS6 lump in my Cobra replica, but I might put one in my BMW 528e. I’d think twice before using my largest and most viscious shoehorn to cram a Porsche 911 mill into a Corvair. Shoot me if I put Ford 5.0-liter in my vintage Ferrari. Continue reading

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Where Cars Go To Die

Living in California had its advantages when it came to spotting near-extinct species of interesting cars; classics like BMW’s iconic 2002 were almost commonplace. Fiats littered Craigslist and the local strip-mall shopping centers. Less common were the vastly superior Datsun 510s, but they could still be spotted if you knew where to look. Residents can and do use classics as daily transportation. I once lived near a guy in Sausalito (just north of San Francisco) with a Jaguar XKE coupe, for example, and by now we’ve all heard about the nut in San Diego with the Lamborghini 400GT sporting over 250,000 miles.

But I don’t live in California any more. I live in Minnesota. Continue reading