This 1972 BMW 2002 Restomod Hits Jay Leno’s Soft Spot

1972 BMW 2002 restomod in Jay Leno’s garage article highlights:

  • The BMW 2002 established a practical sports car recipe that virtually all subsequent BMWs have tried to live up to
  • Jay Leno recently featured a 1972 BMW 2002 restomod in his garage that demonstrates eye-grabbing quality and a sharper but still fun driving experience
  • Though the Turbo models are significantly more expensive, you can still buy one of these classic BMWs for $20,000-$30,000

There’s always a danger with classic car restomods: going too far. In other words, adding too much power, too much modernity, and making everything unrealistically idealized. The best restomods, though, bring out the car’s original character without making it into something it’s not. That’s the kind of care and craftsmanship Jay Leno likes to share. And he recently found it in a bright-orange 1972 BMW 2002 restomod.