Europeans have always appreciated hatches more than we do here in the States. I think we are the ones who have been missing out though because they got great little cars like this. The BMW 2002 is a great driver, but the touring is even better because the cabin is airy and you can actually haul a few things in the back. This 1973 Touring has already been imported from Sweden so all the hard work is done. Find it here on eBay out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bidding is currently at $8,300.
The ’02 sedan may be a common sight still in some places, but we bet everyone’s jaw will drop when you pull up with this. The exterior lines were penned in Italy and they produced a ton of them. Unfortunately, they were never brought them to our shores. This one did eventually make it over the sea and the current owner has gone through things to make it a good driver.
We have seriously considered picking up one of these ourselves because we love the way the ’02 drives and the Touring just adds extra functionality and style. Those rear corduroy trimmed seats can be folded down to transport longer items and that can be very handy for those of us who do not have a beater truck for hauling duties.
Rust is always the enemy, but luckily this one does appears solid. There is some surface corrosion and a few bubbles here and there so you will want to keep it dry and treat all the bad spots. It’s not perfect, but why would you try to import one when this Touring is already here?