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K&N Supported Clarion Builds 1974 BMW 2002 Restoration Project Making Progress

Clarion BuildsFew cars have attained the cult status and impacted a modern car manufacturer the way the iconic BMW 2002 did for Bavarian Motor Works (BMW), which is why the Clarion Corporation of America chose a 1974 BMW 2002 for a restoration project under the new Clarion Builds program. This project would be more accurately described as a resto-mod since Clarion Builds plans to not only restore the car to factory condition but to also enhance key components of the ‘74 2002. Clarion Builds will bring the O2 up to modern standards without sacrificing what made the little BMW a success over 40 years ago.

Restoration of the Clarion Builds 1974 BMW 2002 is has been underway for some time now and began with a complete tear down as the first task, followed by extensive rust repair. Once the body was back to like-new condition, the crew at Diamond Hills Collision Center applied a fresh coat of primer and a treated the O2 to a shiny new factory Fjord Blue paint job. Knowing the flaws inherent to assembly on a factory production line, the body and the paint of the Clarion Builds 1974 BMW 2002 are certain to look better than new.

Coupe King With the paint and body work complete, the Clarion Builds 1974 BMW 2002 was trailered back to the CoupeKing BMW specialist shop for assembly. CoupeKing has gone through the well-worn BMW 2.0-liter engine making repairs and upgrades at the same time. CP custom forged pistons, a balanced crankshaft, an aftermarket camshaft and a new heavy-duty valve train all meticulously machined and assembled will ensure this car performs better than it did forty years ago.

Once engine assembly was finished, it was time to start bolting the 1974 Clarion Builds BMW 2002 back together. Suspension, brakes, wheels, and tires will be all new units from aftermarket companies such as Wilwood Brakes, BBS Wheels, and Toyo tires. Clarion Builds plans to install an aftermarket exhaust from Magnaflow, and a custom K&N air intake system before the project is completed. Currently, Clarion Builds is outfitting a modern audio and video entertainment system in the 1974 BMW 2002 before the new interior and upholstery is installed.

Coupe KingRestoration of the Clarion Builds 1974 BMW 2002 is making strides toward completion and Clarion Builds plans to give fans a sneak peak of the car at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). K&N will continue to follow the Clarion Builds project as it moves along and provide updates on K&N social media platforms as well as the K&N news webpage.

About Clarion:

Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at




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