The opinion of BMW drivers is extremely important when it comes to giving impressions about the performance of their BMW. René gives his Inka-colored BMW 2002 Touring high marks for road holding, safety and reliability. The highly valued “Freude am fahren” from BMW itself says enough. Owing to his Inka BMW 2002, the BMW 02 club quickly came into their sights, because the car hobby includes a shared passion for the same model.
By: Dirk de Jong
His first BMW is currently with a restorer, where it gets the attention it deserves after an earlier restoration in 1987. In addition, there is a bare chassis with which there are plans to make a race / rally car such as the Alpina company. she knew then.
At the moment a golf yellow BMW 2002 Touring (with automatic transmission) from the 70s is being driven. To his surprise it was a perfect hobby car, not completely original due to the open roof and the upholstery, but still desirable. The 'lottery ticket' was therefore quickly purchased. There is also a specific club in the Netherlands for the BMW Touring, so René also immediately became a member of it.
BMW Classic Club
René: “Later I became a member of the BMW Classic Club, because my BMW hobby does not stop with the 02 series in all its guises, but is BMW broadly oriented. I can also appreciate a first series 3 or an 8, to name a few, which you can encounter in the wild at the BMW classic club. In the meantime it has not stopped collecting real cars, but a nice archive has also been created of all kinds of articles, such as brochures and models of BMW in all types and designs.
BMW 02 series
The fast, striking models in the 02 series conquered the market from 1966 with models such as the 1600-2 and 1802 and 2002. It took until 1975 before the last in the series, the BMW 1502, was succeeded by the well-known 3 series. René's BMW 2002 Touring has all the characteristics of a classic model, different from the sedan models. The car is now becoming rare, with the BMW Touring automatically gaining exclusivity.