While prices on the E30 M3 keep climbing, one need only look back a few years in BMW history to see that this is not a new trend amongst BMWs of yore. The 2002tii, with it’s 2.0 liter, 130 horsepower fuel-injected engine, has always been an car in demand, reflected in strong market values. The spiritual predecessor to the 3 series we know today, this two-door sedan established BMW as “The Ultimate Driving Machine.”
This 2002tii, known as a “Roundie” due to the round tail lamps of earlier models, is for in Florida, painted in the rather popular Colorado Orange. It also has a very early build number and has benefitted from a recent cosmetic and mechanical restoration.
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 47,397 mi
Price: Reserve auction
For sale is my 1972 BMW 2002tii, 4-speed, factory a/c, Colorado orange. Rust Free. This is a very nice example of an early Tii, number 51 to be exact. Over the past two years it has undergone a mechanical and cosmetic restoration. I encourage any serious buyer’s to call me with any questions you may have – 772-380-590seven – Michael.
Professionally repainted in its original Glasurit Colorado Orange, all panels, glass, trim and engine were removed for paint. All of the trim is original with the exception of the belt line. New seals were fitted including windshield, rear window side windows, door seals and trunk seal. All glass is in good condition. Up front is a set of European turn signals and vintage Hella Rallye Lights. New metal roundels were fitted front and rear. The underbody was cleaned and undercoated with 3M sound deadener.
Engine and Drivetrain:
Engine runs strong and does not leak any fluids. Engine was refitted with new Motor Mounts. All new gaskets and seals. Kugelfischer injection system has received a light rebuild consisting of new fuel line from electric fuel pump to injection pump with filter, injection pump timing was set and new belt installed, new pump O-rings, new oil supply line, High Pressure plastic injector lines were replaced. This tii still retains the original one year only ’72 black plastic intake runnners, they were re-fitted with new O-rings. Vacuum hoses, rubber intake boot, and throttle body cover. New exhaust, ceramic coated stahl 4into1 header, new ANSA center center section with resonator and muffler with ansa sport tips.
Transmission shifts smooth with no grinds, it houses a new SACHS clutch kit. The driveshaft was removed and refitted with new Flex Disc (Guibo) and center carrier bearing. The hyrdraulic system is new, clutch master and slave cylinder mated with a braided stainless line. New brake master cylinder & ATE reservoir hose. New battery and BOSCH alternator. Manually actuated cold-start valve. Factory a/c blows cold. Many more new parts and components that I can not think of, during re-installation of the engine. Runs great with plenty of tii torque and responsiveness, Exhaust sounds like nostalgic german muscle – the way it should, not too loud, nor quiet. Car starts right up cold or hot and idles smooth, I would not hesitate to take it on long road trips.
New carpet and rear seat delete set. Dashboard, glove box, shift boot and the original a/c center console have been re-upholstered in leather with French Stitching. New leather MOMO Prototipo steering wheel. New front door panels, rear panels are in very good condition. Period correct RECARO seats in a rare original fabric. The Tii clock works as it should. Original headliner – no droops or sagging but small blemishes and tears near the rear window and sun visors- excellent condition for its age. Rear seat delete area and doors insulated with FAT MAT sound deadener.
New Wheels and Tires. Previous owner installed Boge front – Bilstein rear shock combo with lowering springs. New center link and tie rod assembly, needs an allignment. Steering is tight and this 02 handles very well.
Colorado Orange and Fjord Blue are my two favorite 2002 colors. Along with the color, the early build number and the tasteful BBS style wheels, this “Roundie” is a neat piece. If I was doing the restoration, I probably would have kept the rear seat and done a 5-speed gearbox conversion, since this car hasn’t exactly been kept stock anyway. While this is a reserve auction, I’d suspect the seller is looking for somewhere around the low $20,000 range, given the amount of work put into it.