The Georgia chef’s beloved BMW 2002 is for sale for $19,900.
In the minds of most enthusiasts, the 2002 is the car that started it all for BMW. If you’ve been looking to pick one up, maybe consider this one that’s currently owned by Alton Brown, the noted host of shows like Good Eats and Iron Chef America.
The car in question is a 1971 BMW 2002 in Nevada Grey being sold for $19,900. It was repainted about 10 years ago but otherwise appears to be in pretty good condition. The fact that it’s owned by a celebrity is great, and there are a few flaws from regular use, but as the listing says, “the car stands on its own merits and would be a welcome addition to any BMW enthusiast’s garage.”
Brown’s 2002 comes with new factory tii wheels and new tires, and is said to be free of rust. Its seats are Recaros from an E21 and have recently been reupholstered, while the steering wheel is a period Alpina. The car has also been converted to a five-speed transmission and rides on a combination of Bilstein shocks and H&R springs.
While it has 150,000 miles on the odometer and isn’t in factory-original condition, the listing says it’s been set up well and is a lot of fun to drive.
Plus, you get to tell people you’re driving Alton Brown’s car. Who doesn’t like Alton Brown?
Taken from RoadandTrack