Mutant BMW 2002 Has V8 Engine, Cobra Chassis

BMW 2002 with V8 engine 1 photo
Photo: e-Bay
Bound to become a classic from the day it was released, the BMW 2002, also known as the “New Class”, is one of the most popular Munich-built vehicles form the 1960s and 1970s.
The regular 2002 and its Turbo version were no strangers to motorsport, but BMW had to wait for the E21 3 Series to be launched in order to create the infamous “flying brick”. And while the 2002 became much more extreme at the hands of racing enthusiasts, this specific contraption we found is the mother of all “New Class” BMWs.

Obviously not a factory vehicle, the 1969 2002 lookalike received an E21 widebody kit similar to those fitted on the competition cars that ruled the tracks in the late 1970s and a set of suitable BBS wheels. Nothing too unusual you might say, until you open the hood and find out that there’s a 5.0-liter V8 engine in there.

But that’s not all, besides the Ford Mustang-sourced mill, which, by the way, is installed behind the front axle, the fiberglass body is also underpinned by a... Cobra tubular chassis and sports the familiar side-mounted exhaust. We might add that the paint scheme is maybe a little too off-topic so to speak. You could call it a Frankenstein of the auto industry, but it’s still a cool “Americanized” BMW project.

The brown over olive-green vehicle was recently listed on e-Bay, so you can head over to the auctions website and check out the complete details. But not until you have a look at the video posted below.

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