The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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1975 BMW 2002 Turbo

Lot No.: 712

Registration: HKJ 733N
Chassis Number: 4290770
Engine Number: 4290770
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1990
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Sold for (£): 70,880

Launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2002 Turbo was BMW's first turbocharged production car and also one of the first turbocharged production cars in the world. Giving 170 bhp and 240 NM of torque, courtesy of slide throttle bodies, it was a seriously quick car at the time. This particular car was one of the very first classic cars that rock legend and leader of Jamiroquai, Jay Kay, ever purchased back in 1995. He was to become a serious collector, and this very car is an early milestone in that special collection and has been enjoyed by him for over 22 years.

It's the first time this 2002 Turbo has been offered for sale since he bought it and is a very rare example of the breed. It has benefitted from continuous maintenance throughout his ownership and was originally one of the rare UK supplied examples, with the speedometer reading in miles per hour. Today the car has covered 65,000 miles from new corroborated by all its old MOTs. We can confirm it still drives very well, looks fabulous, and represents an excellent opportunity to try Classic BMW ownership. Coming to the Sale with a fresh MOT, its an iconic car of the era with an outstanding history and known provenance.