Tuner Tuesday: BMW 3002tii

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Part of the allure of vehicle tuning is to create something that a particular manufacturer may have glossed over. Whether it was a particular body style that wasn’t offered with a certain type of engine, or perhaps a special livery never attempted, there a number of ways towards making that bespoke machine of your dreams. This 2002 you are seeing here has been breathed on heavily. It pays homage to the 2002 turbo, but has been beefed up with a 3.0 liter, twin-turbo inline-6 mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. We’ve seen a few inline-6 swaps into 2002s before, but nothing quite as bonkers as this machine. Thanks to our friends at Classic Car Club Manhattan for the tip!

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1974 BMW 2002tii Turbo

This wide-fendered, heavily modified 1974 BMW 2002tii Turbo we featured over a year ago is back up for sale. Last time, it was on offer at $38,000. Now with a reserve, will bidding reach those heights? It may not be to everyons taste, but we are big fans of the look.

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The below post originally appeared on our site May 17, 2013:

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1972 BMW 2002tii Touring

For some reason or another, hatchbacks don’t play well to the American consumer. It’s a rather baffling phenomenon. Why take a small car and put a trunk on it, thus making it less practical in terms of load hauling? Sure, people on these shores may view the hatchback as a low rent vehicle, but they are depriving themselves of some serious practicality. This 2002 Touring for sale in California is a chance at a 2002 that was never offered new to US customers but through the efforts of intrepid collectors, a few have taken up residency in the states.

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1974 BMW 2002tii

The Netherlands, for some reason, seems to be a breeding ground when it comes to great examples of classics that we love. Case in point this low-mileage BMW 2002tii that was sourced from Portugal. This one is a later model with the square taillights and has a few tasty add ons such as the Minilite style wheels and rally lamps. The vintage white on black Portuguese license plates finish off the decidedly period look. give it a decidedly period look.

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1973 BMW 2002tii

Nate featured a Taiga Green BMW 535is a little over a week ago and I have to admit, I was taken aback by this color. I had rarely seen such a bright color on a BMW from the 1980s. There were a lot of bright colors on offer in the 1970s and the 1990s saw a bit of a resurgence in this trend, not just from BMW, but other manufacturers as well. It seems these days manufacturers are a bit less adventurous towards color than in the past. After visiting my local Mercedes-Benz dealer two weeks ago, I was hard pressed to find something other than black, white, silver or gray on the lot. Fairly depressing, if you ask me. This 1973 2002tii for sale in California has undergone a frame on restoration that included a respray and engine overhaul. This is a car that will certainly stand out in the sea of gray out there today.

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Year: 1973
Model: 2002tii
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 70,026 mi
Price: $32,500 Buy It Now

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I’m selling my excellent condition 1973 BMW 2002 Tii, factory Sunroof, Original Taiga Green (Color Code: 072) exterior with Black color interior. I believe I am the third owner of the car. The car lived majority of it’s live in Oregon and then Connecticut as I have stack of maintenance records from previous owners. The car is solid and rust free as was pampered by previous owners.

The previous owner did the complete engine overhaul and the car has approximately 19,000 miles since overhaul. The car had the original paint when I purchased it 15 months ago, however the metallic paint was oxidized so I did the frame on restoration. The paint was striped to bare metal and then it was repainted to original Taiga Green using PPG paint quality. I replaced all rubber seals (doors, trunk, and windows), anodized trim belt moldings& other window and rocker moldings, and re-chromed bumpers and rear tail light rings. The interior fabric, headliner, and carpet are new and German material was used. Please check the photos as it best shows the condition of the car.

The car starts fine (by the first crank) and it drives super strong. No white smoke or black smoke of any kind. Likewise, the transmission (4 speeds) shifts smooth. Everything works, with exception of the radio. The clock works, however it moves fast by the rate of an hour per 2 days. Please look at the pictures and ask questions before you bid, likewise please do your inspection before you bid. All inspection must be done before the auction ends. I do reserve the right to end auction early.

I am selling the car AS IS and have no responsibilities toward anything go wrong with it, as it is a 40 years old classic car. I might be missing some details, but please feel free to contact me if you need further photos or information.

EBAY MEMBERS WITH NO FEED BACK OR LESS THAN 8 FEED BACK MUST CONTACT ME BY EMAIL OR CALL ME

@949-433-4311 BEFORE BIDDING NEED YOUR INFORMATION (!! NAME ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER THANK YOU!!) FOR SOME REASON I DON’T GET AN EMAIL OR PHONE CONTACT YOUR BID WILL RETRACT OR WILL BE CANCELED!!

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The 2002tii, like the 911, has been one of those classics that has enjoyed a steady amount of popularity over the years. With E30 3 series prices on the rise, this is bound to put the 2002tii in an ever better light than it already was. Around $30,000 to $35,000 is what you can expect to pay for a tii in good original condition or one that has been well restored, so given this car has the sunroof option and wears its original color, we’re probably not too far off the mark in terms of the asking price. I’ve seen better examples of this car out there, but this is one you certainly wouldn’t feel shy driving. Then again, that color…

-Paul

1972 BMW 2002tii

I’m not sure if you could consider a 2002tii “a bargain” as the seller did in his ad, or why you would compare it to a vintage Porsche. These are two vastly different kinds of cars. With the ever increasing cost of E30 M3s, will the level of entry for the compact sports model that started it all for BMW will become a tad cheaper? Probably not by much, but it’s nice to dream. This 1972 tii for sale in California is a two owner vehicle that has been thoroughly refurbished.

Year: 1972
Model: 2002tii
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 129,300 mi
Price: $34,990 Buy It Now

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1972 BMW 2002tii Coupe
Stock #0476

VIN # 2762020
129,300 Miles

Less than 500 on Engine Rebuild and Cosmetic Restoration
Baikal Metallic Blue (paint code 042) on Black Leatherette
4-Speed Manual Transmission

Clean and Clear California Title
2-Owner California Car
Numbers Matching

You can’t really call yourself a car guy or gal until you’ve owned a BMW 2002. These Bavarian bargains are one of the last true vintage sport car values left. Porsche 911 and 356 prices have skyrocketed. Even good Alfas are hard to find and growing in value. What makes 2002s so desirable is that they are affordable to own, a blast to drive, and very reliable…the perfect vintage touring/rallying car. The 1972 2002tii is regarded by collectors as the most desirable and the “one to have.”

This BMW was manufactured on June 14th, 1972 and delivered on June 21st, 1972 to BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. The original owner was a bit of an eccentric who purchased new cars in pairs (most likely one for him and one for his wife). He purchased this car and its sister car…a Verona red 1972 tii new from a local dealer here in Los Angeles. In the early 80’s, the original owner found they were using both cars less and less so they put their cars in their storage facility in the Los Angeles Valley area. The cars stayed in dry storage for the next two decades. Around 8-years ago, the owner lost his storage facility and took both cars out and brought them to his home. Since his health was failing, he sold both cars to the current owner. The cars were dry and very complete. The paint and interior was shot from the heat and the motors didn’t run.

So, the current owner sold the Verona Tii to a close friend and kept the Baikal Tii for himself. With the help of a mechanic friend, he got the car running but it didn’t run very well so he just stored the car until he had the time to start restoring it. Finally, a couple of years ago, the current owner began to revive this BMW. He started by having his paint guy strip the car down to the bare metal. The person doing the work was amazed at how dry and straight the car was. There was zero filler used when restoring the car. The shop said it was one of the best-untouched vintage BMW bodies that they had ever seen. The car was carefully repainted its original Baikal Metallic blue color

Next, a reputable SoCal BMW mechanic rebuilt the motor (less than 500 miles ago). The cost was nearly $10k. The top and bottom of the engine were rebuilt. The block was pristine and the crank was polished. The engine was restored to stock using as many NOS BMW parts as possible. Even the pistons were NOS BMW pistons still in their original blue and white boxes. The flywheel and clutch were also replaced. The original 4-speed transmission was checked and found to be in great condition. The radiator was upgraded using an Ireland Engineering model.

At the same time, the interior began its restoration. The front and rear seats were redone with the correct vinyl. The dash was replaced with a rare NOS early dash. The original carpet was too worn out so they replaced it with an OEM style carpet. The center console was replaced with a new BMW factory part. The Tii wheels are the correct wheels from the early 70’s (not reproduction wheels). The current owner is a big BMW enthusiast in the Southern California area. For years, he had been stock piling rare NOS (New Old Stock) BMW parts. Nearly every part replaced on this Tii got rare NOS parts.

The end result is exceptional. I would classify this BMW as a very nice high-level and complete driver. It is sorted and ready to enjoy. It’s getting harder and harder to find examples with original rust free bodies with fresh mechanicals and all NOS original parts. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

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I’ve always been a fan of Fjord Blue on 2002s of all kinds and this particular hue, Baikal Blue, is remarkably similar. The mag wheels on this car are my favorite of all the 2002 style wheels, as they resemble the Cromodora wheels found on Italian cars of this era, such as the Fiat Dino. The asking price for this tii is right up there with the best of them, as you can still find clean, original examples for sale in the mid $20,000 range. So for this to get all the money, it had better be good. If it’s as good as it appears in the photos, the seller shouldn’t have a problem getting close to the asking price.

-Paul

Restored 1972 BMW 2002tii – REVISIT

The 1972 BMW 2002tii we featured last month is back up for sale, with a $28,500 Buy It Now price.

1972 BMW 2002tii on eBay – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site March 21, 2013:

As I hear and smell and feel the parts of my 1988 BMW, I’m constantly reminded that I am not driving a modern car – and I like it. And as most car contemplations go, my next thought is “so, what’s the next level?” Pushing further back in BMW’s history brings up two main objects of desire: the E9 3.0CSi and the 2002tii. The tii was the pinnacle of accessible 2002s and created a whole new benchmark for sporty sedans. For all the light-quick-fun praise lavished upon the Mk1 GTI, the 2002 was roughly the same weight with 20 more horsepower… a decade earlier. Sounds like a hoot to me.

I love that the 80s brought the zenith of non-computerized cars, but if I did follow my brain further back in history, this 1972 2002tii is the kind of vintage Bavarian that I want. A good example was brought back to greatness with a frame-on restoration including paint, interior, and engine. You could eat off any piece of this car, including the spare wheel well and the engine compartment. The only modifications are a 5-speed transmission and some later wheels, keeping it looking like a forgotten showroom model, preserved for your enjoyment today.

Year: 1972
Model: 2002tii
Engine: 2.0l inline-4, 130hp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 79,800 before recent overhaul
Price: Reserve auction, currently at $17.6k, Buy It Now at $29,500

1972 BMW 2002tii for sale on eBay

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Here is a chance to own mint condition original California native rust free 1972 BMW 2002Tii in Grey metallic color (Arktisblau Metallic #045). This BMW is original Tii model with matching number. The previous owner upgraded this car from a 4-speed to a 5-speed transmission. I purchased this car in winter 2010 and have since driven it less than 3,000 miles. At the time of my purchase the car had the original paint and it was solid car to begin with, however I did the frame on restoration and painted the car only because the metallic paint on the roof & rear truck of the car faded due to sun exposure. Likewise, the car went through complete engine overhaul last year using all OEM parts (Bavaria Auto repair, spent over $6,500). The car drives very strong and the 5 speed transmission shifts smooth. All electrical works as it should. The interior and the exterior are in mint condition; please check the photos as it reflects the condition. I believe I’m the 2nd or the 3rd owner of this car, but I do not have any supporting history records to sustain this fact.

I know I nitpick these ads, but it’s not “mint condition original” if it’s had an overhaul. But at least it’s all been done LIKE original! We’ve had some awesome 2002s here recently with wild colors and huge fenders, but this one encapsulates what made this car such a sea-change for BMW: simple and great looks, a tight package and a fun little engine. Almost $30k is pushing the envelope for me even with all of the work done to it. Considering the amazing Colorado Orange 2002tii Paul featured 2 weeks ago sold for $16k with fewer miles and a similar restoration, I’m going to have to suggest this seller ease up a bit and drop his price about $10k.

-NR

1972 BMW 2002tii

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.

Year: 1972
Model: 2002tii
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 47,397 mi
Price: Reserve auction

1972 BMW 2002tii on eBay

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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.

Exterior:

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.

INTERIOR:

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.

SUSPENSION:

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.

-Paul

1974 BMW 2002tii

Perhaps one of the best known BMWs of all time, the 2002 is the car that brought BMW back from the financial brink and carried the company through the 1970s until the first generation 3 series debuted in 1975. This 1974 2002tii marks the year when BMW switched from round to square tail lamps, in addition to the federally mandated crash bumpers arriving on the scene. This 2002tii for sale in California features the higher compression 2.0 liter four cylinder featuring mechanical fuel injection. It has also been repainted at one point during its 78,000 miles.

1974 BMW 2002tii on eBay

Beautiful 1974 BMW 2002Tii Coupe for sale with just 78K Original Miles and in Immaculate condition. Starts; runs and drives with plenty of smooth power, shifts exactly as it should with nice and tight handling. Car has had one respray of it’s original and rare Fjord Metallic Light Blue. This is a really well preserved 2002Tii, an excellent one to enjoy and hang onto while it’s value climbs. Not too many original, preserved cars exist anymore. I have hundreds of photos of this car, many in high resolution (too big for the web) so if you’d like to see anything in particular, let me know. Car is available to be seen in Sonoma California.

Inka Orange and Fjord Blue are my two favorite 2002 colors. Like most people I favor the “roundie” model, this tii is just too spotless not to like. Other than the rare Turbo models, the tii is always the 2002 which brings the most money. At the high end, you can see these cars trade hand for over $30,000. Realistically, we’re probably looking at a $25,000 to $30,000 car here. The earlier non-crash bumper cars tend to command a bit more of a premium. That’s a lot of coin and true, you could buy an almost new 3 series for that kind of money. Then again, most people looking at a 2002 prize them for their relative simplicity and pure driving fun. The new BMWs are certainly good performers, but, as the saying goes, they don’t make ‘em like they used to.

-Paul