Curse the BMW 2002 for being so darn lovable that poors like me can’t afford one anymore. Alas, there will always be a place in my heart for this car. If you feel the same, you’ll find this complete factory-spec restoration most cathartic.

Who has time to sit through 40 minutes of a detailed car restoration? Hopefully you! I’d just pop it on in the background while you’re finishing up the last spreadsheets of the day.

The proportions and subtleties of the 2002 are just perfect. It’s like someone captured the concept of “car” and added just enough flair to give it a unique personality. Shoot, better see if there are any on Craigslist today!

Hat tip to Curry!


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