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August – End of Month Hodgepodge

As is usual for the end of the month, we post pictures of the vehicles that did not make the cut for a full feature.  To be honest, there were not many this month but none-the-less, let the hodgepodge commence.

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1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

Spotted this very clean Porsche 924 Turbo at the grocery store parking lot the other day.  The 924 is a really cool example of VAG stretching it’s legs outside of the 911 market.  There were roughly 15,000 of these made worldwide and given the less than stellar reliability of these cars, I’m sure more than a few have found their way to the pick-n-pull yards.  It was dark out and I only had my phone with me so the pics are not great!

Check out other great Porsche’s we’ve spotted:

1978 Porsche 911 SC

1968 Porsche 911T

1985 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

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1970 BMW 02 Series – 1602/2002

Now this is a car that has seen it’s fair share of abuse and neglect.  At least in the looks department, this 1970 BMW 02 Series has seen better days.  Yet even beneath the rust and grime, the soft curves and sweepings lines of the 2002 are hard to ignore. Did you know that BMW’s first turbo production car was the 2002 Turbo?

1970 BMW 2002 (1)1970 BMW 2002 (2)

Other BMW’s we’ve spotted:

1972 BMW Bavaria (E3)

1987 BMW 635 CSi (E24)


 

Some info about the 2002 via Wiki:

The BMW 02 Series is a range of compact executive cars produced by German automaker BMW between 1966 and 1977, based on a shortened version of the New Class Sedans. The 02 Series caught enthusiasts’ attention and established BMW as an international brand.
The 1600-2 (the “-2” meaning “2-door”) made its debut at the Geneva auto show in March 1966 and was sold through 1975, with the designation being simplified to “1602” in 1971. The 1.6 L M10 engine produced 63 kW (84 hp) at 5,700 rpm and 130 N·m (96 lb·ft) at 3,500 rpm. In 1968, Road & Track declared the US$2676 1600 “a great automobile for the price”.
A high performance version, the 1600 TI, was introduced in September 1967. With a compression ratio of 9.5:1 and the dual Solex PHH side-draft carburettor system from the 1800 TI, the 1600 TI produced 82 kW (110 hp) at 6,000 rpm. Kerb weight for the 1600 TI is 960 kg (2,120 lb).
Helmut Werner Bönsch, BMW’s director of product planning, and Alex von Falkenhausen, designer of the M10 engine, each had a two litre engine installed in a 1600-2 for their respective personal use. When they realized they had both made the same modification to their own cars, they prepared a joint proposal to BMW’s board to manufacture a two litre version of the 1600-2. At the same time, American importer Max Hoffman was asking BMW for a sporting version of the 02 series that could be sold in the United States.

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1987 BMW 635 CSi (E24)

We’re sticking with the German theme from the spotting 2 days ago with this 1987 BMW 635 CSi Coupe.  The 6 series coupe is still around today and seems to share a lot of the same characteristics as it’s earlier brethren: large engine, big body coupe with luxury and style to boot! This one is in great condition and has those fantastic gold basket weave OEM rims. Enjoy.

 

Another BMW we spotted recently:  1972 BMW Bavaria (E3)

Some info about the late 80’s BMW 6 series:

The BMW E24 is the first generation of BMW 6 Series grand tourer coupes and was produced from 1976 to 1988. It replaced the E9 coupes and was replaced, after a 16-year hiatus, in 2004 by the E63 6 Series. Aside from the M635csi/M6 models, the E24 was powered by a range of M30 straight-6 engines.
The E24 M635csi (called the M6 in the United States and Japan) is considered the start of the M6 model line. In most markets, the M635csi is powered by the M88 straight-6. In the United States and Japan, the M6 is powered by the less powerful S38straight-6 engine.

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