1971 BMW 2002 Racer for $15,500 — Or Maybe Free!

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Nice Price Or No DiceIs this used car a good deal? You decide!

Nice Price or Crack Pipe brings you a deal too good to be true — a 2002 racer that'll fulfill your track fantasies, but with infomercial pricing that may leave your wallet empty.


SCCA, NASA, VARA, SCTA and ECTA- amateur racing can keep your blood pressure high, and your bank account low. There's nothing better than dicing it up through the turns, going tire to tire, as you watch your money scrub off into the weeds. It's an unforgiving hobby; if an inattentive driver runs into you on the highway, you call your insurance agent, but if a particularly aggressive driver knocks you into the tires on Oak Tree at NLRC, you call your lender, and ask how much is left in the HELOC. It's not a sport for the timid, nor those with shared bank accounts.

Today we have a 1971 2002 that has been set up for either SCCA or vintage events. There's not much detail to the car, but the seller claims to need to be rid of it due to arthritis- hopefully not the car's. He also manages to offer up some creative math in justifying his claim that the car is, for all intents and purposes free. He says that for your $15,500 you'll not just get the car, but also the trailer- worth $3,000- as well as $10,000 in spare parts. Well, that actually makes the car $2,500, but why split hairs?

That's still outside of LeMons pricing, but not so many Deutsches that you couldn't leave your mark on some SCCA action. And a 2002 makes for an excellent racer- it's competent enough to be competitive, and yet big enough to be a rolling chicane, if you aren't.

Now here's your chance to see if you do have what it takes out on the track, to determine if you've got the mastery of the inside pass, and the possession of some deep pockets. If, on the parade lap, what you're thinking about is the waste of $5.00 a gallon 100 octane, then maybe you're more of a spectator, rather than a participant. But if you look at this ad and don't even bat an eye, then slip on your balaclava!

There's no better place to test the mettle of both man and machine than in the heat of wheel to wheel racing action. Do you think that, for $15,500, this wheeling dealer is sitting on the pole, or is he DNF'd in the pits?

You decide!

Illustration for article titled 1971 BMW 2002 Racer for $15,500 — Or Maybe Free!
Illustration for article titled 1971 BMW 2002 Racer for $15,500 — Or Maybe Free!

Colorado Springs Craigslist or go here if the ad returns to AZ/CA venues. Thanks to Highmile for the tip.

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This guy had quite the set-up. A fully preped BMW, Race Trailer, and looks like a Sprinter (motorhome conversion?) pressed into towing duties.

You know the car is light, because Sprinters are only rated to tow 5,000 pounds, and that usually on a bare ass cargo version.