Thursday, January 27, 2011

The idea behind the project

I own a 1967 BMW 2000.  This vehicle, part of the Neue Klasse, often referred to as simply NK, is one of the series that preceded the better-known 2002.  Also included are the 1500, 1600, and 1800 in their various permutations and sub-models.

Acquiring parts for these cars presents something of a challenge.  Forty years have passed since they were made.  While BMW certainly produced plenty of spares, finding them involves wading through many businesses run by sharky individuals, who think nothing of varnishing the truth in exchange for a profit.

Yet a world-wide network of reliable vendors does exist.  The downside is that buying items abroad and then having them shipped to North America is a dicey proposition because of Customs delays and general incompetence of shipping agencies, from the governmental ones such as the US Post Office and Deutsche Post to private companies like DHL and Fedex.

The goal of this blog is to recount stories about finding, buying, and getting replacement equipment for the NK 2000.

My own car, orignally painted Tampico and produced in January 1967

There also exist a few 2000tii vehicles but I know little about their engines; I believe they were the first fuel-injected cars BMW ever made.  But the body, chassis, and interior elements of all the models are essentially the same.  But as time wore on, BMW made minor changes to many aspects of the 2000, and parts that fit one year's model may not work for another.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I am very excited to find your "blog". I am living in Bangkok and own a 1968 BMW 2000 which was given to me by my aunt and uncle (only owner). It would be great if we could correspond via email in the future...fact being that I am new to this car. My email is My name is Nung by the way....