The coronavirus pandemic has caused strife and difficulty across nearly every piece of American life, and museums have hardly gone unaffected. One of our favorites here at Gear Patrol's Motoring Desk is the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Not only does the museum maintain a stunning collection of cars, it also works with local schools to provide STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics)-focused tours for underserved communities.
So if you want to support the Peterson's work and maybe win an incredible, super-rare BMW, enter this giveaway to win a 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo.
The 2002 was BMW's predecessor to the 3 Series. It's one of the German brand's most iconic and influential cars, and it was the subject of one of the best car reviews ever written. The Turbo model, the first turbocharged BMW production car, is the best of the bunch; it has 170 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torquem and accelerated from 0-60 mph in a then-blistering 6.8 seconds.
While Turbo decals are relatively common on 2002s, the car itself is rare; BMW only made 1,672 Turbos during the production run. And this example is even rarer still; it was restored by its previous owners, three-time Indy Car champion Bobby Rahal and his son Graham.
The giveaway provides a stipend to cover the taxes and shipping costs. And if winning a $150,000 vintage BMW wasn't enough, you also get $20,000 cash, which you could us as a kind donation to the Petersen Automotive Museum (or another worthy cause). But you'd better act fast: this drawing ends on Monday.