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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

Radu Muntean is from Romania i am from Romania too !

cyprien Begyn
cyprien Begyn

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

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

Awesome video! Greetings from Romania!

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

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

Good times, thanks for sharing.

Bruce blundell
Bruce blundell

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

Steely
Steely

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers from Portugal

Nar
Nar

Amazing car, amazing owner, amazing video!

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

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… Read more »

Aaron McKenzie
Aaron McKenzie

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

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

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

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

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

Shooter Stu
Shooter Stu

cheers

foggyagave
foggyagave

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