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This BMW 2002 Is Driven Aggressively By A Car Designer

Built to carve corners, this BMW 2002 was upgraded far beyond its original 1971 specs
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Cosmin Suciu
Cosmin Suciu
4 years ago

Radu Muntean is from Romania i am from Romania too !

cyprien Begyn
cyprien Begyn
5 years ago

Does anyone know what those rims are ?
The article says Minilite but it seems i can’t find the right model.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
4 years ago
Reply to  cyprien Begyn

They may be Rota RB wheels. Minilites are long out of production, but a number of vendors have produced look-alikes. The only common producer of a Minilite wheel, sold here in the US, is Rota. They are a little heavy. The Minilite design, light for the time, is a heavier design than many available contemporary wheels, such as an Enkei RFP1 . This said, they are period correct for this car, they are structurally sound for a street car driven assertively, and they are affordably priced. Try this URL http://www.racinglab.com/rota-wheels-rb-s/147.htm

Geo Sim
Geo Sim
7 years ago

Awesome video! Greetings from Romania!

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
7 years ago

I guess I gotta post mine, too. 😉 1974tii

Good times, thanks for sharing.

Bruce blundell
Bruce blundell
7 years ago

I know how you feel, I drive my Datsun 1200 ute to work every day, and it puts a smile on my face without fail!

Regards
Bruce Blundell

Paul Steel
Paul Steel
7 years ago

In this form and in this colour it looks good without the waist high trim, I put mine back on recently, mine being a less modified example and painted black, I think the trim helps define the shape.
Anyway, a great looking 02 and a proper owner.

As an aside, the 02 has a great online community, one of the best.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
4 years ago
Reply to  Paul Steel

My impression is that belt line trim is truly hard to find in good condition. Any number of builders doing a resto-mod simply forgo attempting to find a set in good condition.

Ian Miles
Ian Miles
7 years ago

School ride @1978 complete with my mate’s milf. A great little car and certainly fun to be driven in as kids. This looks pretty nice.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
7 years ago

Cool video as always. Obviously car designers must have a thing for modified 2002’s. I’m acquainted with one of the designers at a certain very famous British sports and supercar manufacturer that has a (less heavily modified) 2002 and uses it regularly.

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves
7 years ago

Not a fan of 2002, still, what a brilliant video and attitude this guy has towards its car!

Cheers from Portugal

Nar
Nar
7 years ago

Amazing car, amazing owner, amazing video!

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
7 years ago

Almost nothing can bring a smile quicker in the morning after that first cup of coffee than a well resto-modded 2002 ! And the only thing better than the car is the owner/builders attitude ! As in …. Its a freaking car not a piece of art ! So do what you need to do to enjoy it and then driver the holy H-E double hockey sticks outta the thing . This .. is a guy I could knock a few beers back with !

The only negative impact here being the fact that had I had half a brain and a modicum of common sense back in my way too much money way too quickly for one so young days I’d of left the ‘ F ‘ words to the gentry and bought/hopped up a 2002 .. and a 356/911 Outlaw to go with it . All bets being I’d still have both if I had …. snif ….

Questions Petrolicious bunch ;

Where’s the companion article and how does one buy Mr Muntean’s artwork ?

Aaron McKenzie
Aaron McKenzie
7 years ago
Reply to  Guitar Slinger

As it happens, we previously featured Alexander Bermudez’s photos and essay about this car. Here you have it: http://petrolicious.com/6krhr

And here is our feature on Radu Muntean’s art: http://petrolicious.com/wc98r

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
7 years ago
Reply to  Aaron McKenzie

Thanks .. and might I recommend in the future including the links to previous articles for those of us that haven’t been around since the beginning ? On my part at least it’d be much appreciated .

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
7 years ago
Reply to  Guitar Slinger

PS ; The link at the end of Petro’s article featuring Mr Muntean’s work is no longer available

Shooter Stu
Shooter Stu
5 years ago
Reply to  Aaron McKenzie

cheers

Mark Verlander
Mark Verlander
7 years ago
Reply to  Guitar Slinger

Just visited Radu’s website where work is available to purchase: http://www.octanegallery.com/about.html