Back in the day, we rightly idolized our fathers and boasted about them in playground squabbles. As well as having the Toughest Dad, it was also important to have the Dad with the Coolest Car. But as children and sports cars are largely incompatible, the only thing to be done was to lie furiously about your old man’s wheels.
The car you wished Dad had: BMW 2002 Turbo ('66-'76)
If you want to know where the company’s reputation for building the sharpest sports saloons was founded, the 2002 is it.
The Turbo was the first forced-induction car sold in Britain. It offered an astounding 170bhp and a front spoiler with ‘Turbo’ written in mirror writing to warn drivers what was approaching in their rear view mirror.Cool rating: 7/10
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