Founder of the Bavarian Workshop, Marc Norris, recently stopped by Jay Leno's Garage with a — 1976 BMW 2002 resto-mod. While this vehicle represents a “dream car” for many, finding on that is still in good condition is more challenging than ever before. While it takes time and money to restore a classic BMW 2002, it is well worth it according to Jay Leno.
“While the BMW 2002 was one of the main vehicles responsible for elevating the performance reputation of the German Brand in the United Sates, it was not the first BMW model available in the U.S.,” stated Marc Norris. “The powerful 2.0 liter four-cylinder and the light weight made this a combination that car enthusiasts could not ignore. Ultimately it served as the perfect platform for aftermarket upgrades down the road.”
The BMW 2002 featured on Jay Leno’s Garage had been overhauled by the Bavarian Workshop mechanics for a customer more than a decade ago. The client wanted to have their father’s car restored to original condition. Even though the vehicle sat for a number of years, never being driven, it was still in overall good condition and made a great platform for a full remodel. The Bavarian Workshop overhauled the vehicle and added a 2.3 liter 513 four cylinder out of a 1989 E30 M3, as well as a five-speed manual transmission.
“During the episode, viewers will have the opportunity to see what we were able to do with the interior of the vehicle, as well,” continued Norris. “We added seats from one of the newer model BMW 320i that was recovered in luxurious Nappa leather. We also used Dynamat in the trunk to help reduce some of the noise created. Even though it has much more horsepower, it still exudes the character of a traditional, 1970s era BMW thanks to my talented team.”
During the episode of Jay Lenos Garage, viewers will get to see Leno take this amazing vehicle for a spin. He also makes it clear that he is a huge fan of this car and that Norris’s team did a great job on the rebuild.
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The Bavarian Workshop is considered a top rated BMW repair shop and the mechanics are dedicated to providing superior BMW service, Mercedes repair services, and Mini auto repair. The company has received high ratings for scheduled maintenance, 60,000-mile service and brakes in the areas of West Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Bell Canyon and Woodland Hills of California.
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