1975 BMW 2002, With Bonus 1975 Poll

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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. BMW 2002s aren't hard to find on the island, and we've seen this '72, this '73, and this '75 so far. I've built up a mini-stockpile of 2002 shots, so let's check out another '75 Bavario-Alamedan today.

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Illustration for article titled 1975 BMW 2002, With Bonus 1975 Poll


This one's rough, but it's more "fixer-upper" rough than "downward spiral" rough, if I'm guessing correctly. It doesn't seem to drive much, but it has the look of a car with some spare parts waiting for it in the garage… and someday they'll be installed!

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Illustration for article titled 1975 BMW 2002, With Bonus 1975 Poll


1975 is the newest a California non-diesel vehicle can be and still be exempted from the dreaded emissions test. That means that you can do something to upgrade the horsepower on this car from the factory 98 to a number with three digits, all the while staying legal. With all those junkyard 3-series engines available for next to nothing, the owner of this car has plenty of affordable and fun options to choose from. How about Megasquirt with dual throttle bodies?
Once you're done checking out the gallery, be sure to vote in the 1975 DOTS poll- remember, they're all smog-exempt here in the Golden State!

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The 'Mog must be excluded, as it's badass-ed-iness (badassity?) creates a dimensional vortex in the space-time continium. Other Earth-bound conveyences simply tremble in it's presence, eliminating their so-called competitive abilites.

As for the rest of the contestants, I gotta go with the Bronco. Before certain notorious ex-USC football players sullied it's name, the Ford Bronco enjoyed it's own high degree to badassity thanks to two guys named Rufus and Bill and their might steed, Big Oly!

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